UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Property owner responsible for detention pond maintenance, supervisors say
Upper Milford Township supervisors, following up a request made at a previous meeting, told a Mink Estates couple they are responsible for maintenance of a detention pond on their property.
At their Sept. 20 meeting, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors and Edgar and Dolores Hausman the township solicitor has researched the deed, development plan and Homeowners Association agreement and determined the pond maintenance is the responsibility of the owner of the property.
The Hausmans had complained the condition of the pond is deteriorating.
Despite further pleas from Gary Allan and Chris Pranzo, owners of AP Automotive, Upper Milford supervisors Sept. 6 refused to allow them to lease five parking spaces on the township property.
Allan and Pranzo, whose business is located across Kings Highway from the township building, asked why their request is different from the township allowing the farmers market to use the property on Saturday mornings to conduct business.
Despite their dissatisfaction with the requirements for renewing a state mandated stormwater discharge permit, Upper Milford Township supervisors, at their Sept. 6 meeting, authorized Township Manager Daniel DeLong to pursue the renewal.
DeLong reported he has met with Hanover Engineering, which is handling the permit renewal for Emmaus and Macungie, so he is already familiar with the process.
"Since 40 percent of our water drains into Emmaus, it makes sense to work with them [Hanover]," DeLong said.
Upper Milford Township supervisors, at their Aug. 16 meeting, vented their frustration with the new, lengthy requirements for renewing a state mandated stormwater discharge permit.
A pension administration company has filed an objection to Upper Milford Township supervisors' decision last month to select Municipal Retirement Trust as provider of pension services to the township.
Integrated Capital Management filed the objection, arguing that Municipal Retirement Trust, in its proposal, didn't correctly calculate its costs for serving the township.
Township solicitor Marc Fisher told supervisors at their Aug. 2 meeting he is reviewing their objections and will have a decision at the next board meeting on the validity of those objections.