Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Supervisors honor Eagle Scout

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors have honored Eagle Scout Sean Sprossel for the work he did at the township building.

Sprossel, who renovated the handicapped ramp to the rear of the building, sanded and painted the ramp and the Bilco door and installed new railing on the ramp along with some other items.

In other matters at the Jan. 8 meeting, Rochelle Kaplan and Dr. Fritz Walker, representing Fair Districts PA, gave a short presentation to supervisors on gerrymandering.

Light agenda at Lynn

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The Lynn Township December 2017, closeout meeting was a short one.

A few items were on the agenda, though, and they were addressed.

The well waiver discussed at a previous meeting was again on the agenda.

The board decided to grant approval if some conditions were met.

These included: the township be indemnified; the type of system and distance from septic system to well must be stated; and the waiver and all pertinent information need to be recorded with the property deed.

Chiefs give reports

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting that the fire company responded to 168 calls to date, a record number for the fire company.

He also noted the renovation project at the fire station is moving along and construction should start in spring 2018.

They anticipate having the first function in the new structure on Sept. 29, 2018, with the entire building finished by October 2018.

Several of the firefighters received certification in different areas.

Board says no to casinos

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

There will be no mini casinos in Weisenberg Township.

Under the new state law, if a municipality does not want casinos in its jurisdiction, supervisors must pass a resolution stating so.

Hence, Weisenberg supervisors adopted a resolution preventing casinos from being built in the township.

This resolution had to be adopted before the end of 2017.

Supervisors also adopted the 2018 budget at their Dec. 11 meeting.

There were no questions or comments from any of the residents.

There will be no tax increase in the township.

Road crew busy in Weisenberg

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Supervisor Tony Werley, also township roadmaster, told other members of the Weisenberg board of supervisors his road crew is busy getting the equipment ready for winter.

Preparedness is key for the winter season, he said at the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

The crew is also trimming brush and cleaning gutters throughout the township.

Township Administrator Brian Carl reported the state fee on permits related to the Universal Construction Code will increase 50 cents at the beginning of 2018.

The current fee is $4 per permit.

Claussville Road plan approved

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The Peter and Rachel Malkowics preliminary land development plan for 8958 Claussville Road was the only item on the Weisenberg supervisors agenda for their October meeting.

The plan was discussed by the board and some waivers were requested.

William Beitler, surveyor, and Peter Malkowics were present to answer any questions that would come up.

After some discussion, the board approved the plan.

Administrator Brian Carl reported the noise abatement problem on West Hills Court has been addressed.

No increase in taxes in Lynn Twp

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors authorized the publication of the budget for next year. No tax increase is anticipated.

The board noted the Emergency Management team has a vacancy with the resignation of Kevin Baer.

The assistant coordinator will assume the responsibilities of the position.

A new deputy coordinator is needed.

Chief Clark Mantz reported Lynnport Fire Company had one call in October.

He also noted the turkey raffle will be held Nov. 17 at the fire company.

Deputy Chief Gary Kuntz Jr. stated the New Tripoli Fire Company had 159 calls to date.

Fire Co. provides update

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynnport Fire Company reported four calls in September and one in October by the Oct. 12 Lynn supervisors meeting

Two of the firefighters have completed firefighter one classes. A turkey raffle fundraiser will be offered Nov. 17.

New Tripoli Fire Company had 132 fire calls so far this year.

A filling and dumpling sale is set just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

The fire crew had to report to a fire call at 6951 Lentz Road again.

As they have received repeated calls, Fire Chief Peter Christ asked if the township was interested in prosecuting.

Lynn Township zoning hearing board recommends manufactured home community with conditions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The second hearing of the Lynn Township Zoning Hearing Board concerning the development of a manufactured home community was held at the New Tripoli Fire Company.

Board members Donald Christ, Dale Wessner and Robert Bartholomew, along with Solicitor John Ashcraft and Engineer Chris Noll were there to hear the appeal of Robert Ciccone for a special exception use to develop the property.

Approximately 50 residents were also in attendance to listen to the testimony.

New Tripoli Fire Co. receives FEMA grant

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting, the New Tripoli Fire company reported as of Aug. 7 123 calls were received for the year.

The fire company will have a Guns and Cash Bash 4-8 p.m. Sept. 23.

Also noted was the fire company received a $22,858 Federal Emergency Management grant.

This money will be used for a gear extractor and dryer.

Lynnport Fire Company reported four calls for July with a total of 29 for the year.

Two firefighters will complete training shortly for the Firefighter One course.