Northwestern Press

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Residents concerned with rehab facility

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Michael Reese was the first person to address Lynn Township supervisors at their March meeting.

Reese said he has lived in the area for around 30 years on Blue Mountain House Road.

He wanted to make supervisors aware of alleged problems he is having with the rehabilitation facility on Leaser Road.

Reese alleges there have been outbursts of profanity, noise, harassment and trespass at his property.

He also said state police have been at the site several times on complaints.

Reese said he had complained to the township but nothing has been done.

Lynn Twp yard sale, April 28

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Kathy Hermany reported at the February Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting the township yard sale will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 28 at Ontelaunee Park.

Electronic recycling and paper shredding will be available at that time.

New Tripoli Fire Company will have food available.

The road crew report indicated workers were busy plowing snow in January.

They did, however, manage to allot some time to other projects.

Hope Church hosts 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, recently sponsored its 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet.

The evening started with an introduction and welcome by Bill VanArtsdalen followed by a blessing by Pastor Ken Kalisz.

Dinner was then served with various wild game was on the menu.

Wild boar sausage, venison meatloaf, venison stroganoff, venison chili, bear chili, roast turkey and rabbit pot pie along with other savory treats dominated the aromas wafting throughout the church.

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.