LT Supers Address Building Permits and Leaf Pick-up; Officer Receives Achievement Award

CLEARFIELD – Several items of business were addressed by the Lawrence Township Supervisors during Tuesday’s meeting including the annual leaf pick-up schedule, police recognition and an announcement regarding building permits.

Supervisor Randy Powell announced that the township will no longer allow construction without the building permit being paid for, picked up and displayed.

He said there have been too many incidents of contractors applying for a permit and then beginning work before the permit is paid for and picked up.

Anyone violating this will be fined and the police will be asked to step in and halt work.

Police Chief Doug Clark recognized officer Julie Curry, who was awarded the Lawrence Township Police Department Achievement Award.

Clark said she worked diligently for five years investigating complaints about Crown Crest Memorial Park, which lead to successful prosecution. He said she is still working on the case in order to provide restitution.

After an executive session, the supervisors approved a pay raise for the police department administrative assistant from $11.50 per hour to $12.12 per hour due to her taking on additional duties.

The leaf pick-up schedule for the township will begin Oct. 15 and run until Nov. 16. On Mondays the crew will pick up bagged leaves only. All bags must be biodegradable. No plastic bags or garbage will be accepted.

Tuesdays will be Zone 1 pick-up, including Goldenrod, Weaverhurst and Hillsdale/Haney development. Wednesdays will be Zone 2, including Hyde, Country Club Hills, Longmeadow, Elizabeth Street and Cambria Drive.

Thursdays will be Zone 3 including Plymptonville, Susquehanna Terrace and Kerr Addition. Fridays will be for pick-up in areas that may have been missed, but only in November.

Residents wishing to drop off leaves or brush, leaves should be taken to the borough’s compost site on 21st Street. Brush is to be taken to the township’s compost site on Mann Road.

Supervisor Jeremy Ruffner also announced the fire company will be holding a fall festival Sunday at Florian Hall from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The festival is geared towards families and will focus on safety.

There will be a magician at 2 p.m., K-9 Search and Rescue dogs, fire trucks and other events and the event is free to the public.

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