A Texas Township Cleanup Day is due to take place in early June (date not yet set).

At Monday night’s Texas Township Supervisors’ Meeting, Zoning Enforcement Officer Lee S. Krause said they’ll have containers for steel and other items for Texas Township residents. He said they’ll be putting together a list of allowable items closer to the date. Tires will also be collected for a small fee.


A Texas Township Cleanup Day is due to take place in early June (date not yet set).
At Monday night’s Texas Township Supervisors’ Meeting, Zoning Enforcement Officer Lee S. Krause said they’ll have containers for steel and other items for Texas Township residents. He said they’ll be putting together a list of allowable items closer to the date. Tires will also be collected for a small fee.
Krause said he and a few others are volunteering the use of their pickup trucks to help residents who can’t make it to the township building. Volunteers are needed to help out at Cleanup Day. Please contact Krause at the Texas Township building at 253-4352 or on the township’s cell phone at 470-0256. 
Also discussed:                    
• Resident Allen Brownell questioned when an inventory for the Central Wayne Regional Sewer Authority would be completed. Township secretary John Haggarty said they were hoping to have the information by May. Following the meeting, Brownell said, “municipalities are required to provide an audit and inventory of their physical assets.”  
• A public hearing for the township’s burn ordinance is tentatively set for July 7. Krause said it will be back in front of the Texas Township Planning Commission at their May 20th meeting, complete with comments from planner Carson Helfrich. The Planning Commission will then make a recommendation for the supervisors to approve the ordinance, Krause said, putting it back before the supervisors at their June 2 meeting to review. It will then be advertised for a public hearing for input prior to adoption.
• Resident Carol Santos questioned if there was a department in Pennsylvania that completes it’s own traffic study for proposed projects that require one or if they just review information provided by the principles of a project. To answer Santos’ question, Krause used the example of the proposed hotel in Indian Orchard. “The hotel has submitted an impact study done by their engineers. They pay for it ...We forwarded that on to (Steve) Knash, our engineer to review. That would be sufficient for us ... Bill Hansen, Chairman of Planning Commission, sent it to PennDOT in Dunmore. And then they reviewed it and critiqued it and came back with their comments.” Krause said PennDOT then revisits the site, after everything is complete.
Mr. Brownell said, “It’s important to realize there’s actually two types of data. There’s projected data of what a project will require and there’s measured data after the fact. And PennDOT does measure after the fact. They’ll measure traffic patterns ...So, they have real data that’s measured that they use for their computer models. But, when you have a project, the project engineers are predicting how much traffic flow they’ll have and it’s a guess.”
Santos said, “pre-planning doesn’t seem to be in place for future growth. It seems like they’re looking at the growth today.”