Last updated: May 13. 2014 11:26PM - 1179 Views
By Tom Huntington Times Leader Correspondent

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BUTLER TWP. — The board of supervisors Tuesday night gave preliminary approval for Phase I of a proposed sub-division and land development project known as Butler Commons.

The site is located off state Route 309 near the intersection of Interstate 80 with the initial phase, Township Engineer Joseph Calabrese said, to include 94 townhouse units. The developer is Woodmont Properties of New Jersey.

Besides Butler Commons, the supervisors approved plans and infrastructure agreements on two projects within the Sand Springs Development and another in the Beech Mountain Lakes community.

In addition to real estate projects, the supervisors acted to award a three-year contract for $16,800 to Diversified Technology of Bloomsburg for the distribution and collection of quarterly billing for the wastewater system. They also approved a $110,815 yearly contract with Waste Reduction Recycling and Transfer Inc. for the hauling of dewatered sludge.

At the beginning of the meeting, a public hearing was conducted on the enactment of an ordinance stipulating regulations for the placement of clothing and textile collection bins. Solicitor Don Karpowich outlined that restrictions now exist on the size of the bins, their location (only in commercial areas) and that the owners must obtain a permit from the townhip at a cost of $60.

Karpowich also said advertising cannot be displayed on the bins.

The ordinance was passed on a 3-0 vote of the supervisors.

At the request of officials of the Center for Landscape Design and Stewardship, bee hives will be installed at the gardens of the township community park. It was stated the hives will be within a fenced area, maintained by the group’s members who will secure liability insurance and provide proof of insurance to township officers.

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