Listen to the full play-by-play as Lawrence Township residents protest the new “user fee” for bulk trash collection, question increased emergency medical service fees, and accuse the township of not being business friendly.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Available for listening from the media box to the right is full audio from the Dec. 18 Lawrence Township Council meeting. Also available are the meeting agenda, Township Manager Richard Krawczun’s explanatory pre-meeting memo, and copies of the four ordinances that were adopted at the meeting and four other ordinances that were introduced at the meeting. The subject of much of the discussion that took place during the four-hour-plus meeting was the ordinance creating a new user fee for bulk trash pickup. The ordinance – which allows township council to set the fee annually anywhere between 0 and $55 – was approved by all five township council members. Prior to the ordinance’s adoption, both during the general public participation period …
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.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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 …