Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Upper Saucon Township supervisors decide not to pass along $300 charge for drawing up legal agreement to allow gate access from New Street back yard.
An Upper Saucon Township homeowner balked at a legal agreement to install a lockable access gate from his back yard to the expanding Upper Saucon Rail Trail when he found out that attorney fees were going to cost him more than the gate itself. James Orlando of 6345 New St. wants the access gate. He even agreed to pay the township $250 to have it installed. Township supervisors informally agreed to that arrangement at their first April meeting, but decided to have solicitor Jeffery R. Dimmich draw up a formal agreement. Dimmich’s charge for two hours of work to draw up the agreement was $300, which the township aimed to pass along to Orlando. “Mr. Orlando was very upset about that,” Township Manager Thomas F. Beil told supervisors Monday …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
One New Street property owner along expanding rail trail has asked for a gate to allow him access from his back yard. If he pays the expense, supervisors will likely say yes.
Upper Saucon Township Supervisors all but approved an unusual request from a homeowner to install a gate where the rear of his property will meet the growing Upper Saucon Rail Trail. James Orlando of 6345 New St. made the request to be able to access the trail from his back yard and has agreed to pay the $250 in additional costs to replace a portion of the fence along his back yard with a gate, said Township Manager Thomas F. Beil. Orlando’s property sits along Phase 2 of the trail, for which supervisors last month hired South Whitehall Township contractor Semmel Excavating to complete this year for $464,000. During Phase 1 of the project, some property owners asked for similar consideration, Beil said. In those cases, the township …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Hellertown Borough Council heard from residents about puppy piles on the trail. Does the Upper Saucon portion have similar issues?
On Jan. 7, Hellertown resident Lee Weidner told Hellertown Borough Council he'd like it to investigate an unsightly and unsanitary problem--excessive dog poop on a section of the Saucon Rail Trail. Hellertown Borough Council is now investigating the possibility of adding waste bags and signs on the Lower Saucon/Hellertown section of the trail. Upper Saucon Patch wants to know, is this a trail-wide issue? Have you seen "puppy piles" on the Upper Saucon Rail Trail? Should there be stricter rail trail enforcement for dog owners? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Upper Saucon Township will receive sealed proposals for the Saucon Rail Trail - Phase 2, until 3pm Wednesday.
Monday, January 14
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS From Upper Saucon Township: Upper Saucon Township will receive sealed proposals for the Saucon Rail Trail - Phase 2, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Proposals will be received by the undersigned until 3:00 PM (Prevailing Time), Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034, Attn: Mr. Thomas F. Beil. Proposals will be opened publicly and read aloud thereafter on the same day. The principal items of work include but are not limited to: Construction of a stone recreation trail along the existing abandoned SEPTA railroad bed from the Upper Saucon Township Community Park to East Landis Street near the Borough of Coopersburg …