|Public Works Director Richard Grube|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Beth Tp to Address Knollcroft Avenue Flooding
Knollcroft Avenue residents urged Commissioners at their April 1 meeting to adopt Grube's suggestion. "If somebody had a medical emergency, you couldn't get through,' warned Roger Farber, who also speculated that sinkholes could open up. Farber's concerns were echoed by Kathleen Sweeney. "Eleven children play in that area and that makes me very nervous," she advised.
Grube told Commissioners that he could do the project in-house for a few thousand dollars, compared to the million dollar solution proposed by engineers. His proposal sailed through Commissioners 4-0, with Tom Nolan being absent as a result of a Library Board conflict. But President Paul Weiss warned it is "not a permanent fix."
In other business, Commissioners approved a plan for 48 apartments at the southeast corner of Falmer Drive and Meyer Lane. The plan was previously approved as condominiums, but owner Tom Cahill modified his original proposal as a result of the Great Recession. The apartments will be located in two 3-story buildings. Comm'r Marty Zawarski, dissatisfied with over ten pages of recommendations from Township engineers, dissented in a 3-1 decision for approval.
Finally, Commissioners, by a 4-0 vote, approved a change of use for Northamton County's centralized human services building on Emrick Boulevard. The plan had been approved before, but as a medical office building.