Northwestern Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Weisenberg Township, PennDOT switch roads

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors, at their August meeting, approved a resolution making the swap of Old Route 22 for Kecks Road complete.

PennDOT will have Old Route 22 in its road system while Weisenberg Township gains Kecks Road.

The Morgan Hills subdivision was on the agenda for planning module approval and discussion of the driveway agreement for 8996 Wertman Road.

A condition of approval noted the driveway is not to be blocked while the construction of Yorkshire Circle progressed.

Attorney Rob Lewis showed the board a revised plan for 2501 Golden Key Road.

Board discusses trails

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Speeding traffic along Apple Road was discussed at the Weisenberg Township supervisors June meeting.

Adding a stop sign at the intersection with Red Haven Road was contemplated by the board. However, according to township engineer Stan Wojciechowski, multiple stop signs at intersections should not be used to control speed according to the PennDOT manual.

Striping of the roads to control the width would be a better option, according to Wojciechowski.

Lynn Twp finishes treatment facility issue

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Lynn Township supervisors’ June meeting, resident Brian Mohr asked Zoning Officer Chris Noll about the progress, if any, on his complaints about White Deer Run.

Mohr asked whether White Deer Run was doing more than what was allowed by the zoning hearing board decision.

Noll reported he was told by the manager only alcoholics were being treated at the site and the requested improvements were done at the facility.

Supervisors Chairman Justin Smith said the board was now finished with this item.

Fire company seeks decision

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Fire Chief Jay Scheffler and Randy Metzger of the Germansville Fire Company attended the July meeting of Lynn supervisors to ask whether the board had made any decision on Germansville’s plan to buy a new ladder truck.

At a previous meeting, they were seeking a commitment on funding for the apparatus.

They would like a pledge of $8,000 per year for several years.

Supervisor Steve Feinour said the board could only do so much due to budget constraints.

Nestle Waters donates to Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Eric Andreus, representing Nestle Waters, attended the May Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting to give the water report.

He discussed monitoring data and the work that has been done in the township.

He also presented a donation of $15,000 to be used for work at Ontelaunee Park.

Over the years, approximately $275,000 has been given to the township by Nestle Waters.

Donald Christ noted that Eagle Scout Nolan Hernandez wants to donate time for a project in the park.

Weisenberg Township polling place to remain at Hope Community Church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

Weisenberg polling place to remain at Hope Church

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

Rep. Day hosts gun law presentation by sheriff

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, teamed up with Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht to give a presentation on Pennsylvania’s gun laws and how they affect gun owners.

Some 100 area resided attended the March 22 meeting at the Kutztown Grange.

Some common misconceptions concerning guns were discussed.

One does not need to own a handgun to apply for and be given a license to carry concealed firearms.

Another misconception is that someone with a concelaed carry license can only “carry” their own hand gun.

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.