- Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2019 22:41
By Miranda Startare
Carroll Township Board of Supervisors announced at the September 3 monthly meeting that they are enacting a Tenant Registration Ordinance applicable to owners of rental properties.
The ordinance requires that owners of rental units within the township register the names and related information of their tenants with the township. The new ordinance will help to prevent wage taxes that are potentially not being collected from residents that officials are unaware of residing in the rental properties.
Another ordinance discussed at the meeting was the agricultural animals ordinance. The township reminds residents that the current ordinance states that no agricultural-related animals are permitted in residential areas. This ordinance includes chickens, and the township will issue a citation to any residents in violation.
In other business, two residents from Armstrong Drive attended the meeting to continue pleading their case for the township to take responsibility for water damaging their properties. The residents are alleging that the excess water from the road is depositing onto their properties, damaging driveways and flooding their basements.
The township has concluded that the issue is not the responsibility of the township upon the advice of Solicitor Herman Bigi. The township engineer previously analyzed the area, but the board offered to have the engineer review the situation, if needed.