By J.R. Brower
A new business locating in Nottingham Township required the Planning Commission to take up a zoning variance request to change the acreage from Residential to Light Industrial.
From all indications at its June 18 meeting, the Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors will approve the request from Carmen Paliotta Contracting, which is relocating its construction business from South Park Township to Venetia Road.
The firm will occupy two acres in Nottingham and three and one-half acres in Peters. The area in Peters is already zoned for multi-use purposes. Antoinette Paliotta was present at the meeting and explained they are moving their business from Piney Fork Road primarily for more room. She said that they are involved in road and bridge construction and repair and that most of their work is contracted through PennDOT.
As Board Chairman Pete Marcoline moved into the agenda of the meeting, he introduced Sheryl Hreha, who is the new township treasurer, replacing the retiring Shirley Madar. Hreha, who goes by her nickname “Sherry,” was previously treasurer for the Borough of Bentleyville.
The first order of business was to authorize advertising and schedule a public hearing for the proposed revised oil and gas ordinance. The public hearing will be held at 7:20 p.m. on July 16. The proposed ordinance is basically a stripped down version of the township’s original ordinance necessary to comply with the new state gas drilling law, Act 13, which basically takes away local authority in controlling drilling activities. Before the public hearing, the Planning Commission will review the proposed ordinance and offer its recommendations.
In other business, the board passed a five-year Winter Municipal Snow Agreement with PennDOT, by which the township will be reimbursed for winter servicing of parts of Sugar Run and Valley View roads. Public Works Director Doug King said that the amount of the agreement is $540,679.
“If we have a harsh winter, PennDot will up that amount,” concluded King.
In other business at their June 18 meeting, the Nottingham Board of Supervisors:
• Acknowledged receipt of a copy of a letter to Rick Kovach, Peters Creek Sanitary Authority (PCSA), from Samuel Harper, state DEP, stating that the DEP is aware of PCSA’s request to be released from the corrective action plan requirements in order to restore sewer taps for 2012.
• Acknowledged receipt of the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Adequacy for the Allegheny Energy site location in Nottingham and Union townships. The plan has been reviewed by the Conservation District and has been found to adequately meet state requirements. The area being repaired is commonly referred to as the “Mingo Disposal Facility” or “Mingo Ash Site.” The report calls for soil cover to be repaired and the area to be vegetated.
• Acknowledged receipt of correspondence from the Washington County Sewage Council for a permit of a sewer system installation for Domenick Fogiato, Sugar Run Road and a dye test for Elizabeth Champagne, Valley View Road.