BARNESVILLE — Ryan Twp. Supervisors met Monday night to address residents’ concerns and provide updates on ongoing and potential projects.
Residents in attendance expressed their amazement at the township’s recycling ordinance, which is offering recycling pickups from April 2021.
During the conference, participants gave personal testimonies of witnessing recyclables not properly sorted after collection.
The ordinance was enacted for countywide recycling mandates stating that it is the responsibility of each municipality and township to provide a recycling program through its waste disposal service.
However, according to supervisor Dave Morgan, townships cannot enforce whether garbage haulers are properly recycling the materials they collect.
“It’s very disappointing because recycling is a good thing,” Morgan said.
Proper recycling of the collected materials is not financially viable, he said, due to the scarcity of local resources.
Residents with further concerns regarding information are encouraged to contact their supervisor.
Also at the meeting, supervisors informed that the residential district ordinances adopted at the October meeting are now in effect. The ordinance lowered the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph in covered areas.
The two areas affected by the ordinance are Manshua Road and Orchard Road. The township is working to post signs on the roads to ensure that the new speed limits are adhered to.
The ordinance also allows townships to add speed limits to additional roads.
• According to engineer William McMullen, the NorthPoint development project continues to progress. A construction project by NorthPoint Development in Kansas City, Missouri, which will be home to three new warehouses within the Mahanoy Business Park along Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 54, all in good working order. It is regularly reviewed by ARRO Consulting to ensure .
Residents who may be adversely affected as a direct result of construction should contact the Environmental Protection Agency at 570-826-2511 or visit www.dep.pa.gov for additional information. is recommended.
• A potential multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan with Mahanoy Autonomous Region and Mahanoy Twp. It is still being considered by the Board as a viable option. No formal decision has yet been made, but supervisors continue to learn more about the implications of adopting the plan.