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Written by Bradley Schlegel Staff Writer
January 18, 2017

        Pennsburg Borough Council voted unanimously to move forward with formal mediation with East Greenville related to the Upper Perk Police Commission.

        However, the resolution approved during Tuesday's public meeting included one condition: East Greenville must extend its withdrawal date from the commission to Dec. 31.

        In September, East Greenville Borough Council voted to dissolve the commission on March 6.  On Dec. 5, borough officials voted to remain in the police commission until June 1.

        According to council President Kris Kirkwood, the condition was attached to assure that the communities could have "meaningful time to mediate."...



Written by Candace Perry Correspondent
January 18, 2017

        A Hendricks Road development proposed for Red Hill Borough and Upper Hanover Township won't be happening – which will probably be a relief for the many concerned neighbors and nearby residents.

        At the Jan. 11 Red Hill Borough Council meeting, Mayor David Schiffgens reported that the development is "finished."
        Schiffgens, who also serves as chair of the Red Hill Planning Commission, said that the owner of the property, Mary Kershner, terminated her agreement with Select Properties, the developer. The development was planned to have approximately 200 town homes, and was met with great apprehension by residents in the borough of Red Hill, Upper Hanover and Marlborough townships for several reasons, including the density of the development and increased traffic.

        Schiffgens also noted that the Planning Commission will be meeting in January to discuss the village overlay for the Kershner tract or a possible change to the zoning....



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