The Fell Twp. Board of Supervisors told residents who attended a meeting on Monday night, March 5, that the township’s new property maintenance code has begun to be implemented.


The Fell Twp. Board of Supervisors told residents who attended a meeting on Monday night, March 5, that the township’s new property maintenance code has begun to be implemented.
The law took effect on Jan. 1 after it was adopted by the supervisors in December.  It requires property owners to provide the township with the names of all tenants living in each of their residences, for the purpose of taxation.
“There is a safety issue as well,” offered solicitor Atty. Joseph O’Brien, explaining that in the case of a fire or other emergency at a township residence, it will help rescue personnel to account for everyone living in that particular residence.
In January, board chairman Ron Cosklo announced that the mailing of forms for the newly-enacted ordinance would be delayed for a few weeks, while the township focused on taking the necessary legal action against sewer fund deadbeats.
Cosklo stated at the time that the maintenance code forms would be going out to property owners within the first quarter, and that process has since gotten underway.
During the March 5 meeting, Cosklo noted that those forms had just recently been mailed out.  Still, he said 12 property owners had already responded by returning the completed forms.
“We’ve had a good response so far,” he pointed out.
In another matter, the supervisors announced that DeNaples Land Management has notified the township that it will clean up the garbage which has been dumped on its property along Dundaff Street.  The notification comes in response to letters the township has sent to the company requesting that action be taken.
Also, during the public comment portion of the meeting, a couple township residents commended the supervisors for maintaining a balanced budget without raising taxes or reducing services.
In other matters at the meeting, the supervisors announced:
•the township will accept bids on a nuisance property located at 59 Prospect St., which is now vacant and has been cleaned up after township officials took legal action in the matter;
•improvements have been made to the walking trail on Enterprise Drive, where the path was graded and brush was removed.