Cameras placed at recycling center
ELYSBURG - New security cameras have been installed at the Ralpho Township recycling facility near the municipal building and supervisors encouraged residents Tuesday night to take advantage of the free recycling services.
Township manager Joseph Springer said the cameras were purchased with grant money to make the area more secure. Signage also will be placed at the recycling center in the near future to make residents more aware of the materials being accepted.
Recycled products can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Supervisors agreed to seek at least two more price estimates for repairing or replacing a township backhoe. The township received an estimate of $12,600 to repair the truck and a $71,000 estimate, which includes a trade-in, to purchase a new one.
Supervisors also plan to purchase a new cruiser and radios for the police department. The additional radios are part of a federal mandate connected to a $5.5 million digital "VHF-trunked system" for Northumberland County Communications Center.
The board will consider increasing base permit fees of $25 for projects up to $10,000. Zoning officer Mark Lyash said most of the surrounding communities are charging higher permit fees.
Supervisors tabled a campground ordinance discussed by solicitor Todd Kerstetter until the Nov. 12 meeting.
Supervisors granted approval to the Bear Gap Vaulters, a gymnastics group, to use the township gymnasium for a competition for $100. No exact date was approved for the competition that involves local children.
The board announced trick-or-treat night will be held in the township from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
An executive session was held at the end of the meeting for personnel matters.
Supervisors in attendance were board chairman Stephen Major, William "Chip" Wetzel, Daniel Williams, Vince Daubert and Blaine Madara.