Bulk Trash Fee, Other Ordinances Approved by Council
Other ordinances approved Tuesday night by Lawrence Township Council increase the fees charged for recreation programs and emergency medical services and create new fees for zoning permits.
During their four-hour-plus meeting Tuesday night (Dec. 18), members of Lawrence Township Council approved the four ordinances that were introduced at the Dec. 4 council meeting, including the one creating a user fee for bulk trash pickup. The passage of the bulk trash fee came despite vocal opposition from many township residents.
Also during the meeting, council agreed that the agenda for future meetings should be revised to allow an additional period of public participation toward the end of the meetings – something that has been requested by many township residents since July. Speakers during that second public comment period will be limited to three minutes.
Among the other business that took place at the meeting, the chief of the Slackwood Volunteer Fire Co. made a presentation about why the fire company’s aging snorkel fire truck needs to be replaced, and Township Manager Richard Krawczun provided an update on the deer hunt that the Mercer County Park Commission will be holding soon in Mercer Meadows Park.
A detailed report of the council meeting, with a full audio recording of the meeting, will be posted in the coming days.