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Cost-Sharing of Crossing Guard Being Discussed
Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent

Reps from Pennsburg, Red Hill, and U. Hanover still in discussion about it.


            Upper Hanover Township, Pennsburg, and Red Hill are in talks about the feasibility of cost-sharing a crossing guard for Montgomery Avenue.

            Upper Perkiomen School District business administrator Sandy Kassel attended the Upper Hanover Board of Supervisors' meeting on Tuesday, September 10, to request the township's participation in hiring a crossing guard.

            Kassel indicated that costs would be shared with the school district.  She also said that Pennsburg wanted to hear from the other municipalities first before making a decision.

            Representatives from the three municipalities have met to discuss the potential crossing guard, and following the monthly meetings this week, will meet again to report back on their positions on the matter.

            Kassel further stated that the school district is "making a lot of adjustments every day" regrading traffic at the high school and new middle school.  She also thanked the supervisors for the very rapid repair of the Hendricks Road bridge.

            In related news, the supervisors approved the ordinance for the installation of a stops sign at Montgomery Avenue and 8th Street. The stop sign has already been placed under the pending ordinance, and has a flashing red light on top of it.

            In roads and bridges news, all of the bridge repairs for 2019 in the township have now been completed.

            The supervisors approved the new five-year contract with the state for winter snow removal. The fee jumped 10.5% from $35,241 to over $39,000 for the first year of the contract, with increases of 3% for each of the following years.

            In agricultural news, the county notified the township that Tom Latshaw was placing 61 acres of his farmland in permanent preservation. The township's share of costs is 15% or $60,000 which comes from the open space fund, and is payable in 2020.  Mr. Latshaw is the maintenance supervisor for the township but this action is not related to his employment.





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