Northwestern Press

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Boy Scout presents his project at meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by Sarit laschinsky Special to The Press in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors had a quick, in-person monthly meeting June 11 at the municipal building.

Vice Chairman Brian Dietrich and Supervisor Steve Feinour were present for the meeting, while Chairman Justin Smith was absent.

During the public comment period, Reed Conrey, a Northwestern Lehigh student and Boy Scout from Troop 89 of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, presented his proposed Eagle Scout project to the board.

Conrey said he was interested in constructing a pathway to the new location of the World War II Memorial, which will be moved into the park from its current location near Ebenezer Church.

He anticipates completing the project by October and has discussed the project’s viability with zoning board member Donald Christ.

Both supervisors approved the project and told Conrey to keep moving forward with direction from township engineer Chris Noll.

Under subdivisions, both supervisors approved a lot consolidation waiver request for a property along Flint Hill Road and Long Court, as well as a second motion to grant approval contingent on a note being added to the waiver, superseding a previously approved plan, and the waiver being reviewed by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

In an emailed fire company report, New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported the fire company had 67 responses as of June 8.

Christ also noted the cost to replace Engine 1741’s Rollover Protection Control Module is $4,208.47.

Additionally, he wrote weekly training sessions have recommenced.

For his May report, Road Master Bruce Raber told the board paving projects along Gun Club and Lentz roads had been worked on with assistance from the three other townships.

Additional road projects included filling potholes on dirt roads, cold patching and shoulder mowing.

Raber said oiling and chipping was scheduled for June.

He also noted the crew has been working on the Ross Valley Bridge, with sandblasting, chipping and painting underway, and said demolition work on the bridge’s decking was scheduled to begin June 15.

Under the park report, Raber said he met with a representative of Coon Hollow LLC. to discuss replacement piping for the pond inlet in Ontelaunee Park. New pipes, a shut-off valve and a bypass need to be installed.

In other township business, a motion was approved to roll over a matured, $109,000 certificate of deposit into a 60-month CD with accumulated interest.

The township also received a thank-you message from Leroy Bogert regarding the recent Northwestern Lehigh graduation celebration and banner display in Ontelaunee Park.

The township engineer also asked the board to inquire about the duration of the closure of Donats Peak Road, noting its role as a major link for the western part of the township.

Raber said he had been in contact with the state, and closure will last for approximately two years.

Additionally, supervisors accepted a resignation letter from David Najarian as an elected auditor.

For further announcements, the board noted that the 12th annual Car and Motorcycle Show scheduled for July 5 had been canceled, although discussions are in place to possibly hold a drive-through food drive in its place on the same day.

Additionally, the annual Night in the Country celebration usually held in August has also been canceled due to COVID-19.

The supervisors meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 9.