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GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent



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KINGSTON TWP. — Resident Pat Devitt addressed township supervisors on Wednesday night with complaints about the Checkerboard Bar, which he said was located directly across the street from his home.


Devitt, of Carverton Road, said it was necessary to effectively abandon his home on Friday and Saturday nights because the bar’s noise “penetrates my home.” He said the area was zoned as residential.


“I believe several township regulations preclude this type of activity which interferes with the quiet reasonable enjoyment of my home,” he said.


Devitt and his wife shared an audio tape that they said reflected a high level of noise coming from the bar.


“You are now responsible for what happens on upcoming weekends,” he said.


Police Chief Jim Balavage said he was aware the bar had previously been cited for excessive noise by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.


“We will have our administrative staff look into this and report back to the board,” said member Jim Reino.


In another matter, the board approved the renewal of PennDOT’s winter services agreement in anticipation of upcoming weather events.


The board also approved the installation of two GPS units, facilitating traffic flow in the township by PennDOT. The township will absorb 20 percent of the cost the project, or $900.


The board approved the purchase of nine computers for the administration and police department at a cost of $6,024. Township Manager Kathleen Sebastian said the items were budgeted.


The board took a moment to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


The next meeting of the board will be on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


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