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Hanover Township supervisors grant request for relief to developer

By Stephen Althouse, WFMZ.com Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 09:24:28 PM CST
HANOVER TWP., Pa. -

The Hanover Township Board of Supervisors in Northampton County approved a request for relief to a senior-housing developer during Tuesday night's meeting.

The request came from the Traditions of America development, located at the intersection of Jacksonville and Bridal Path roads, to allow them the ability to continue to file for certificate of occupancies through June 1st.

No further certificates will be issued after that date unless the improvements are satisfactory to township Manager John Finnigan Jr. and township Engineer Brien Kocher, according to Finnigan Jr.

Currently a total of 39 certificate of occupancies have been issued, which is 65 percent of the homes in Phase I.

About 80 percent of the improvements are complete, which includes all of the utility and storm water work. The community is designed for residents age 55 and older.

In other business, supervisors granted Jaindl Land Co. an extension to Feb. 25, 2016 to complete all improvements to a 16-lot subdivision in the Monocacy Farms area.

However, supervisors' understanding when it came to granting relief ended when they voted 3-1 not to waive $1,152 in tax penalties and fees stemming from 2012 to PennCap Properties.

And on the eve of predictions of dire winter storms late Wednesday night through Thursday night, Public Works Director, Vincent Milite, noted he "has about 150 tons of salt" to battle Old Man Winter's almost certain onslaught of snow and about 100 tons of anti-skid and salt mix.

"All of our trucks are in good running condition," he said, although he added, there had been some problems with vehicles, but that his crew has "band-aided them back together and they should be running."

He also said many of the public works crew have been battling the flu and Milite is hopeful they'll be up to the task of battling the predicted snow.