Hamlin Township plans for ‘spring cleanup’

HAZEL HURST – The annual “spring cleanup” in Hamlin Township is scheduled next Monday through Friday, May 21-25.Township residents with items to be hauled away by the township crew should contact the township office in Hazel Hurst at 778-5855.Julie Graham, secretary-treasurer for the township, will answer questions about the “spring cleanup” and will provide a list of items banned from the collection. Some of these banned items include brush, paint, batteries and glass.Graham also will accept payments for collections. Residents taking part in the “spring cleanup” must pre-pay for the service at the township office near the community park.The fee is $25 per truckload. There is an added fee for the disposal of tires.The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors discussed the “spring cleanup” at its meeting earlier this week.In other business at the 77-minute meeting at the township building in Hazel Hurst, the supervisors:*Welcomed back Don Compton, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He recently underwent open-heart surgery at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie and missed the previous board meeting.Supervisor Joni Britton, vice chairman of the board, presided again at this month’s meeting.*Heard Dave Okerlund of Marvindale complain about a “junk pile” at the old Anchor Inn building on Route 6.The supervisors plan to contact Dan Hartle, a Bradford attorney who serves as solicitor for the township.Supervisor Guy Raught believes more action is needed to enforce the township rules banning junk piles.“We can’t keep talking to our solicitor,” Raught said. “Nothing is going to get done.”*Approved bills that include a mileage payment of $176 to Rick Keesler, foreman of the two-man township road crew. Keesler received 55 cents per mile to travel by personal vehicle to Snowshoe, Pa. to inspect a road grader, the supervisors said.Britton said she is “against” paying for the mileage because the supervisors have never received a report on the trip.Compton said Keesler was authorized to make the trip to inspect a grader for possible purchase by the township. The cost of that grader was listed at $14,500, the supervisors said.See full article by purchasing the May 18 edition of The Kane Republican.  Hamlin TownshipBoard of Supervisors When: Monday, June 11 Time:   7 p.m. Where: Township Building, Hazel Hurst