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Dorrance Twp. resident gripes about truck co.

May 06. 2013 11:56PM
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DORRANCE TWP. — A township resident told the board of supervisors on Monday night that the quality of life for his family is being compromised by a trucking company that is operating 24 hours per day.

Keith Hazlak, of Stairville Road, said Mountain Express Trucking is inflicting noise, fumes and dust upon his family without regard for their health and welfare

“There’s no let up,” Hazlak said.

He said when complaints are made to the owner of the firm the problem gets worse.

He asked for legal action because he said he has determined the company has neither a highway nor an occupancy permit.

But supervisors Gary Zane and Bill Wengrznek suggested the company might pre-date existing regulations and its operations are “grandfathered in.”

Hazlak asked that the supervisors consider a noise ordinance. He also asked that a bump in the road that causes the trucks to make more noise be repaired.

The supervisors told Hazlak they would review the situation and see what they can do.

In other business:

• Supervisors advanced a paving project for St Mary’s Road using $75,000 in Community Development Funds. Advertisements for contract proposals will be published by Saturday; bids are scheduled to be opened at the June 3 meeting.

• The board accepted the $16,950 bid of Yenason Mechanical to install a propane heating system in the municipal building.

• Resident Kirk Buchanon was appointed to the planning commission through Dec. 31, 2014.

• It was stated that a revised land development application for the Pennsy Supply Inc. project is scheduled to be submitted and reviewed by the planning commission on May 20 at 7 p.m.

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