Hamlin Township clean-up is slated next month

HAZEL HURST – The annual Hamlin Township "spring clean-up" will be held May 21-25.Residents must register and pre-pay at the township office in Hazel Hurst before May 17.The cost for the clean-up is $25 for a "truck load" of junk. Brush, paint, batteries and glass are not accepted. There are additional fees to dispose of old tires.Residents with junk refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers and other "white goods" should contact the township office for disposal information.Hamlin Township Supervisors Guy Raught and Joni Britton announced the "spring clean-up" Monday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Don Compton did not attend the meeting.In other business at the 75-minute meeting at the township building in Hazel Hurst, the supervisors:*Authorized Debby Walker to hold another craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 at the community park in Hazel Hurst.*Authorized road foreman Rick Keesler and road worker Terry Morgan to attend a workshop on traffic signs. The program is April 25 in Coudersport.*Authorized Secretary-Treasurer Julie Graham to attend a seminar on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The program is April 26 at Lantz Corners.*Received notice that a "work bee" would be held at 10 a.m. May 19 at the Kasson Cemetery on Route 6. Graham said volunteers are needed for work that includes the mowing and trimming of grass.Lunch will be provided for the volunteers.In case of rain, the clean-up will be moved to May 20.*Authorized Shawn Howell to mow grass at the community park in Hazel Hurst. He will receive $10 per hour-- the same rate as last year. He received $2,484.17 for mowing services at the park in 2011.Howell will mow on a temporary basis.Britton believes the mowing should be handled by "volunteers" on the township Park Committee.Raught, however, again suggested that the supervisors "dissolve" the Park Committee.Graham, who has been serving as secretary of the Park Committee, said she no longer wishes to be associated with the group.Britton said the supervisors have been "working" with Township Solicitor Dan Hartle, a Bradford attorney, to develop a letter to send the Park Committee. The supervisors have been asking the committee for detailed information on its financial records.Pick up a copy of the Saturday, April 14, 2012 edition of The Kane Republican for more.Next meeting:Hamlin TownshipBoard of SupervisorsWhen: Monday, May 14Time: 7 p.m.Where: Township Building, Hazel Hurst