Twp. Flags Two Illegal Businesses
Delaware Township Flags Two Illegal Businesses
By Lisa Mickles
Pike County Dispatch, Thursday October 18, 2012
DINGMANS FERRY – Delaware Township is cracking down on people who are conducting business illegally within the township.
At last Wednesday’s meeting, the supervisors reported that the zoning officer has issued a cease and desist order against a Wild Acres Community Association property owner who has been selling products through two vending machines outside their residential property. The soda and snack machines are located at 154 Fairview Drive across from the basketball courts and playground area within the private community.
The township informed the property owner on Sept. 20 to shut down the illegal operations within 20 days since they are in violation of Ordinance 901, “No-impact home-based business,” which prohibits the sale of retail goods from outside a residential property.
The township is also investigating another undisclosed illegal business along the Route 739 corridor.
In Other Business
The board approved giving Assistant Office Administrator, Krista Predmore, an additional $3,000 annually in salary after an outstanding 90-day review period. Chairman Tom Ryan commended her efforts and said she is the future of the township.
A new safety committee has been formed with Barbara Foos, Luis Barrios, Mike Kolonet, DTVAC Capt. Mary Lou Corbett, and a member from the Fire Company. The supervisors are hopeful that the new committee will aid in lowering their workers compensation insurance payments.
The supervisors approved Barrios to attend the Certified Playground Safety Inspector course and exam at a cost of $450 in addition to two-night stay, meals and mileage.
The board approved advertising for members for the newly created Parks and Recreational Board.
The supervisors have paid $69,000 for the employee pension plan and have agreed to allocate $65,000 from the general funds and place it in a 1 year CD at a rate of 1% to be used for next year’s pension plan payment.
Tabled the bid for roadwork on Log and Twig Road due to additional bridge and drainage problems and will readdress after the township engineer reviews the issues.
The board canceled the workshop meeting on Oct. 17. The new workshop meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at 8 a.m. The supervisors will review the budget as well as discuss township health insurance revisions.
Senior citizens are invited to attend the Halloween Party at the municipal building hosted by the Pike County Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Barrios has volunteered to DJ, special guest star Elvis will attend and Stroudsburg Radio Commentator Gary Smith will judge the costumes.
The next board of supervisors meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at the municipal building on Wilson Hill Road.