Northwestern Press

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Supervisors award bids for road materials, fuel

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors had a short meeting in April because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements.

After acceptance of the minutes and permission to pay the bills, the board dove into the rest of the short agenda.

A waiver request for the well isolation distance was before the board for the property at 7794 Sechler Road.

Supervisors agreed to the waiver and it was adopted contingent upon signing of an indemnification agreement with the township.

No fire company representatives were present, therefore no report on activity was given.

Board OKs two plans

Friday, March 13, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

George White of JHA/Beitler Companies presented a minor subdivision for review at the Weisenberg supervisors’ February meeting.

The Smolinsky subdivision and is located along Sechler Road.

The board approved the preliminary/final application.

William Steele presented a minor subdivision plan for a lot along Rhoads Road.

The applicant wants to subdivide one lot out of the parent parcel.

The plan was presented as preliminary/final. The board approved the plan.

The planning module for 1778 Kecks Road was approved by resolution.

Fire companies provide updates

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynnport Fire Company representative Tim VanBlargen reported to Lynn Township supervisors several of its members attending firefighting classes. He also noted at the board’s Feb. 13 meeting that firefighters responded to 69 calls in 2019 and six so far this year.

In June, remodeling of the bathrooms will begin and work will commence on the roof at the fire station.

The 2000 Club is underway with the final night on March 29.

New Tripoli firefighters responded to 174 calls in 2019 and six so far in 2020. Several members also took various firefighting courses.

Kozusko tells some ‘fish stories’ at Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

It’s been an entire year since the last Sportsmen’s banquet at Hope Community Church in Weisenberg Township.

In one year’s time, many hunting and fishing stories have developed.

This year’s banquet gave the opportunity for the sportsmen and ladies to swap tales about their adventures.

The food was excellent, as usual.

Dinner included different forms of venison, roast turkey, roast ham, duck soup, rabbit potpie, grouper, cheesy potatoes, green beans and coleslaw.

There was a bountiful array of desserts for after dinner eating (If you still had room).

Schucker discusses wood ducks

Monday, December 30, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Approximately 100 people attended the Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council’s presentation by Jeffrey Schucker relating his experiences with wood duck banding and environmental improvement.

President of Bailey Wood Products, Schucker told those gathered inside the Kempton Fire Company social hall that he started on his mission in 1990 and has been happily involved every year since then. Wood ducks range from Canada to the Caribbean.

Will it stay or will it go?

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Recycling center’s future up in the air

Many in the audience at the Lynn Township supervisors December meeting were interested in the future of the recycling center — whether or not it would be closed in the near future.

In the absence of supervisors’ Chairman Justin Smith, Supervisor Steve Feinour took the reins of the meeting and addressed the subject.

He stated he township, at this time, does not intend to close the doors of the recycling center.

However, if the costs keep rising, there will be some serious discussion about closing the site.

Weisenberg board deals with road rules

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors adopted an ordinance limiting the size of trucks allowed on Helffrich Road during the board’s Dec. 9 meeting.

No trucks over 40 feet in length or weighing more than 30 tons will be allowed on this road except for local deliveries.

A traffic study was done on George Road and the result was that a 30 mph speed limit is justified.

The speed limit will include the entire length of the road from the Lowhill Township line to Carpet Road.

Only one bid was received to audit the township’s books.

Lynn board meeting quick and to the point

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting in October was a quick one.

The board attended to business and quickly adjourned.

Lynnport Fire Company lauded the success of its 75th anniversary event.

The fire company received a $95,000 grant to repair the station roof and another $15,000 grant for renovating the bathrooms.

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported firefighters responded to 113 fire calls this year so far.

Their guns and cash fundraiser was a big success, he said.

Several members are enrolled in various courses pertaining to firefighting.

Supervisors, fire company to meet on Nov. 21

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The 2020 budget was reviewed by Weisenberg supervisors during their Nov. 11 meeting.

Fire company support was discussed as it related to the budget.

Money budgeted for the township fire company sometimes does not meet the expenses.

Initiation of a fire tax was discussed and will be heard at a proposed joint meeting with the fire company 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Long-term funding of the fire company will be on the agenda.

Supervisor Linda Gorgas commented.

“There is a difference between what we need and what we want,” Gorgas said.

Board discusses various issues

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Lynn Township supervisors’ Aug. 8 meeting, Roadmaster Bruce Raber reported his crew was busy as usual.

Along with working at Ontelaunee Park, the crew was mowing, cutting trees on mountain roads, replacing signs, cleaning culverts, working on the dirt roads and will be working at the Night in the Country.

Lynnport Fire Company will have its 75th anniversary celebration beginning with a parade 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

They responded to 34 calls so far this year.