Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hanover Township puts dump truck on the market

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

The impending delivery of a new dump truck in Hanover Township means the old one is now on the market.

At the July 19 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, members heard from public works Director Jeffry Mouer.

“We want to put the one we use now up for sale,” he said. “It’s a 1998 International, for around $30,000.”

Mouer indicated there is some interest at that sales level.

“We have a pretty good reputation for taking care of our equipment ... so various people ask when we might have something up for sale,” he said.

Mouer said he would park the truck near the fence along the public works garage with a “for sale” sign on it.

Also at the meeting, council Chairman Bruce Paulus reported Allen High School alumni had a class reunion at Canal Park and gave a host of compliments, for which he gave credit to the township’s public works department.

Township Engineer Albert Kortze also reported that sewer work along Cascade Drive is nearing completion. Sewer lines from the Fed Ex Ground project on Willowbrook Road are under construction. The sewer will feed into the township’s main sewer lines and flow to the Catasauqua waste water treatment plant.

In other business, Mouer reported to council that the spill reported along a swale on Roble Road near TruGreen is still under investigation.

“EWMI (the subcontractor for hazard waste removal) is scheduled to remove the top layer of soil near TruGreen and test it,” he said.

The area is considered stable, according to Mouer, but it may take a year for any determination on a cause.

Solicitor Jackson Eaton introduced an ordinance to establish standards for cell towers. The ordinance must pass through several authorities, including the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, before it can be adopted by council. Eaton estimated September as a possible time frame for adopting the ordinance.

Paulus nominated Michael Wooley for a position as the council vice chairman. Council unanimously approved the appointment. The position became open when Councilman Bob Heimbecker resigned from the post.