First Posted: 10/13/2014

The board of supervisors presented a plaque to retired Chief of Police James Balavage on Oct. 8, marking his 34 years of service to the township’s police department.

“He has served the township with dedication and commitment to excellence,” said Board Chairman Shirley Moyer.

Balavage said it had been an honor and pleasure to serve the residents of Kingston Township.

The board also approved an increase in compensation to acting Police Chief Michael Moravec during his service in that position at a rate of $1,500 per month.

In another matter, Audrey Simpson, of Green Road, addressed the board with concerns regarding the possible placement of pipeline near her home by Penneast. She said she had been informed by the company’s surveyors that a pipeline may run under her home and possibly through Frances Slocum State Park.

Township Manager Kathleen Sebastian said the township had been generally notified, but no applications for permits had been made concerning the project.

“We’re going to have to take a ‘wait and see’ approach,” said Moyer.

In another matter, the board approved letters to United States Senators Pat Toomey and Robert Casey Jr. and Congressman Lou Barletta with regard to the unfunded mandate of the EPA’s MS4 Stormwater Management Plan, which it believes places an undue burden on the township.

In another matter, the board approved the proposal of Mark J. Sobeck Roofing Consulting, Inc. to perform roof investigation, design, bidding and inspection services for the replacement of the roof of a township building located at 11 Carverton Road.

The board authorized Sebastian to schedule a public hearing regarding the vacation of a portion of Knob Hill Road that provides ingress and egress from and to State Route 309 and to notify all residents in that vicinity of the proposal.

The board authorized a letter to Jay Wilkes, chairman of the Back Mountain Community Partnership, requesting application be made for the CFA’s Local Share Assessment Grant application for 2015, including a multi-municipal paving project for member municipalities.

The township’s autumn leaf pick-up is scheduled for Nov. 3-14.

The board will hold budget work sessions at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28and 29.

The next regular meeting of the Kingston Township Board of Supervisors will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.

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