Tunkhannock Township supervisors, decided a week ago Monday night (July 3) they want to revisit the matter of zoning.
With Randy White absent, Supervisor Hoyt Keiser raised the matter of zoning for the township, and whether it should be revisited.
“I don’t like beating at windmills,” Keiser said, “But are we going to set up a meeting to resume discussion or let it die?”
Supervisor Glenn ‘Ace’ Shupp said, “I’m in favor of starting it back up and let’s call Carson,” referring to Carson Helfrich, who had helped guide the language of a potential zoning document, until the process was squelched last July with Shupp then siding with White to set the subject aside until a new supervisor was elected in November to replace Veto Barziloski who was in favor of zoning for the township.
This was the first meeting for Keiser - who took office in January - to publicly acknowledge he would like to see the process toward a township zoning document resume.
Prior to last July, the zoning discussion created often acrimonious discussion on the second Thursday of many months.
In other business, the supervisors acknowledged a personnel policy change for employees of the township which removed a discussion of nepotism, and replaced it with language of a state ethics code.
Keiser said that was being done on advice of solicitor Paul Litwin, and reflected a discussion he had heard at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors meeting he had attended in the spring.
The supervisors also acknowledged receipt of $113,106 in Act 13 impact fee monies, up from a year ago.
Secretary Judy Gingher also noted 52 persons had participated in the township’s clean-up day with three 32-yard dumpsters filled.