Robert Dennis, of South 5th Street, appeared before Upper Milford supervisors again last week to complain about logging operations at 4930 S. Fifth St. Dennis said he understands the person doing the work has received a permit, but asked whether he is a certified forester, as township regulations require. Dennis said he found no evidence of his certification online.
Upper Milford Township supervisors approved, 2-1, an agreement with Kay Builders at its Sept. 7 meeting, regarding the Fields at Indian Creek which will lift the cease and desist order the township had imposed on the development, assuming Kay Builders meets numerous conditions.
Supervisor Robert Sentner voted against the agreement and George DeVault and Daniel Mohr said they were only approving it “reluctantly.”
Upper Milford supervisors at their Aug. 17 meeting approved an ordinance which would regulate medical marijuana facilities in the township. The board is not aware of any pending applications for such facilities, or even of any interest, but agreed it is important to set parameters for such facilities in case someone does apply for one.
Supervisors last week issued a cease and desist order for construction of phases 1B and 2 at the Fields at Indian Creek due to substandard construction of a temporary access road in the development.
At the Aug. 3 meeting, board members and township staff both blasted developer Kay Builders for the failure to complete the road satisfactorily. Development of the age-restricted residential development near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard has frequently been the target of complaints from supervisors.
The 66th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming will be held noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, at Mystic Chain Park, 3718 Main Road East. This year’s homecoming will feature new entertainment, especially entertainment geared toward children. There will be face painters, children’s games, a bounce house, dunk tank and crafters. The event will also help celebrate the 75th anniversary of both Upper Milford Township fire companies – Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company of Zionsville.
Traffic issues, and criticism of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, frequent topics at supervisors’ meetings, again came under discussion at last week’s otherwise routine meeting.
Almost half of the brief meeting was spent in executive session to discuss personnel and real estate, but during the public comment portion of the open meeting, two residents raised traffic concerns.
A handful of township residents at the June 15 supervisors meeting urged the board to go on record in support of the Paris Climate Accord. Numerous municipalities throughout the country have taken such action in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the accord.
A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.
Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.
The Lower Milford Fire Company carnival will take place June 14 to 17. This is the company’s most important fundraiser of the year, so bring the family and enjoy a silent auction, live music, rides, games, fireworks and more.
The grounds, on Limeport Pike, will be open 6 p.m. nightly, and music and rides start 7 p.m.
Otto’s Amusements provides the Midway. This year’s bands are: Wednesday: Michael James Group; Thursday: Bootleg Express; Friday: Uncle Smiley and Saturday: Jean and American Dream.
An appreciative crowd was on hand at the June 1 Upper Milford supervisors meeting, where the principal agenda item was a ceremony and reception honoring Henry Kradjel for his decades of service to the township. Kradjel has announced he is retiring from the planning commission, of which he has been a member for 44 years.
Supervisors Chairman George DeVault presented a proclamation to Kradjel which noted his years on the planning commission, as well as having served as the township zoning officer in the 1980s and a term as supervisor 2004 to 2010.