Changes last month already require a 1500' buffer between prisons and sensitive uses like schools. Kutzler suggested that residences could simply be included in this 1500' buffer zone, and land would still be available for a prison.
The area in question is on the north side of Route 22, bordered by Hecktown Road on the West, Farmersville Road on the East, and Lower Nazareth Township on the North.
Solicitor Jim Broughal advised Commissioners that this change would comply with the Commonwealth Court's directive. "The law does not require that the entire Township be made available for prisons," he counseled, noting that the land is available, open and has all the necessary utilities.
Commissioners unanimously agreed to authorize Broughal to prepare and advertise an ordinance making this change.
In other business, Commissioners unanimously agreed to revisions in the Township's recycling ordinance, adding corrugated paper to the products being recycled.
Commissioners will meet again on Monday, November 19, 7 PM, at the Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Avenue.