HAZLE TWP. – The township tabled an ordinance on Monday night directing the attachment of a fee to any signs placed within the township, following a public hearing.
Ian Lipton, president of Nathan's Furniture Store, said the company uses signage as its main advertising vehicle. Lipton said that at the cost of $10 per sign, the proposed ordinance would cost him more than $1,500 per month, putting an unreasonable burden on Nathan's.
He said the store employed 15 area residents who spent money within the community.
Solicitor Charles Pedri suggested the ordinance be tabled to provide an opportunity for further discussion of that matter. Supervisors William Gallagher and Andy Benyo both voted in favor of the action to table. Supervisor Francis Boyarski did not attend.
In other matters:
• Council awarded Franzosa Trucking the paving project on 19th and 20th streets. Franzosa was the low bidder, bidding $109,807 for 19th Street work and $95,764 for work done on 20th Street. Resident Richard Wienches asked that any change orders to this or any township projects be made public in a timely way.
•Paul and Angie Romanick, Palance Avenue, complained about water run-off from a neighbor's property. Pedri said he was reviewing an engineering report in regard to the run-off and would contact the Romanicks in the near future to work out a possible solution.
•Ordinance 2012-9-10-1 was passed directing that exemptions for refuse fee would now direct that one half of the fee be paid.
•Ordinance 2012-23 was passed authorizing and empowering Berkheimer Associates to impose and retain costs of collection on delinquent taxes.
•William Gallagher was named pension representative for the township.
•A proposed ordinance directing that Eagle Rock Mountain View bond be reduced was tabled, awaiting further documentation.