But as Mohr noted: “In the winter, when everything’s dead, it’s not so bad.”

DeLong said a possible solution would be for Upper Milford to purchase additional right-of-way along Route 100 to address the issue, “but we have no rights to go and knock down somebody’s crop on private property.”

Sentner, chairman of the three supervisors, said they do not want to buy right-of-way.

Litigation settlement

In other business during the meeting, supervisors voted 2-1 to authorize paying a check for $18,400 to Atty. Thomas Dinkelacker, who represents James and Michele Krippe.

“I don’t like it, but I’m doing it,” said Mohr, as he made the motion to authorize the check.

“I don’t like it either but I’ll second it, with grave reservations,”
said supervisor George DeVault.

The vote to approve the settlement of litigation filed against the township was 2-1, with Sentner voting no.

Supervisors took that vote after a six-minute-long executive session to discuss the litigation.

The supervisors, and township Solicitor Marc Fisher, declined to explain what the lawsuit was about.

“I’d love to tell you what it’s all about but I can’t,” said Sentner.

“I’ll second that,’’ said Mohr.

“We’re choosing not to say anything,” said Fisher.

The Krippes, who are township residents, could not be reached for comment after the meeting. James Krippe is a former candidate for Upper Milford supervisor.

No anonymous complaints

During a workshop session that preceded the formal meeting, Sentner complained about an anonymous complaint letter written to him about a code issue in the township.

“We can’t act on an anonymous complaint,” said Sentner. “We don’t even know if it’s somebody from our township or somebody who has an ax to grind with a neighbor.

“We have a procedure for making complaints in the township and they need to sign their name to a complaint.”

“Without a signature, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on,” said DeVault.

Copies of Upper Milford’s code enforcement policy and zoning complaint forms were available at the meeting.

Sentner announced that the policy and complaint forms also are available at the township office and on its website.