Eaton Township supervisors announced last Tuesday (April 2) that their annual clean-up day would be Saturday, June 1.
The event will run from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and it’s open only to Eaton Township residents only so proof of residency will be required.
As in previous years, the first pick-up size load will be $30, and the second pick-up size load will be $40.
Although that event is to help residents get rid of old appliances and furniture, supervisor Paul Rowker said the township will also be participating once again in the Great American Cleanup thanks to the efforts of resident Jessica Coolbaugh.
She will be looking for volunteers on Saturday, April 27, to meet at the Eaton Township building anytime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to volunteer as little or as much time as you’d like in picking up roadside or streamside trash.
Rowker said he got a commitment from Judge Russell Shurtleff to have those participating in Drug Treatment Court to give up some volunteer hours to help out.
All materials will be supplied, including reflective vests, gloves, and trash bags.
For more information about either event, call the Eaton Township office at 570-836-3725.
Tuesday’s meeting opened with a township resident complaining about the condition of the roads leading to his residence, with a plea to make it a priority when this year’s road work season gets underway.
Rowker said all the roads took a pounding this winter and they were having to prioritize the work with many roads including in Eaton Hills, Frear Hill, Bryden Beach Lane, Dymond Terrace, Goble Hill and many, many others.
Rowker explained that the township was working through a 5-year plan where those roads worked on last year would be dropped down in the rotation.
An insurance representative from Kilmer was on-hand to talk about the various coverages the township currently had and make some recommendations keeping the price competitive and coverages thorough. Included were matters of cybersecurity and privacy which boosted the bottom line.
The supervisors said a decision for the coming year’s insurance coverage would probably come at the next meeting.
Discussion about a grounds security system which was on the agenda was tabled as was a quote on a new truck, apparently involving New Holland.
Under unfinished business, Rowker said he had spoken with Northeast Signal about lighting, and it could take up to 12 weeks to get addressed. He also noted that calls were still coming in about a traffic light that apparently wasn’t functioning properly and was told it was about a sensor in an approaching lane that was malfunctioning.
Secretary Brenda Novak mentioned communication from Rep. Karen Boback’s office regarding an upcoming grant writing seminar on April 23 that would be offered at the Back Mountain EMA.
Under new business on the agenda was a conditional use hearing continuance for Tunkhannock Ford. Novak said a date “is still up in the air.”
Asked about the status of Aldi’s, which had cleared planning hurdles over the previous 18 months and is to be located in the old WalMart parking lot with the thought that construction could begin this spring, Rowker said he believed there was a snag between the company and the property owner as well as Dollar Tree regarding parking spaces.
All three supervisors said they would like to see the new store in place.