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Police chief status, sex offender notification is questioned

Published April 08. 2010 05:00PM

Schuylkill Township residents questioned supervisors as to the proper protocol for community notification when a registered sex offender moves into the municipality.

One resident advised supervisors that such an incident had happened and she had not been notified. According to township solicitor Michael Greek, it is the responsibility of the state police to provide such notification. "The township does have an ordinance prohibiting them from living in certain places, but that is currently being challenged," said Greek.

Greek advised residents to call the state police if they have concerns.

Supervisors are also waiting for a letter of resignation from the Police Chief. "Apparently he told everybody else but us that he quit," said Supervisor Maureen Vanek. The supervisors voted to send a letter to Chief DiMarco requesting his letter and to advertise for a new officer upon receipt of that letter. In the meantime, residents are advised to call the state police.

The township received notification from the Schuylkill emergency management coordinator that there will be no reimbursement from February's snow storms. "Schuylkill did not experience a "record" or "near record" snowfall as recorded by N.O.A.A," wrote John Matz.

The township has been awarded $15,493 for improvements to the Walnut Street stormwater drainage system. That project is expected to begin within the month.

Code enforcement officer Dan DeCindio advised the board that he had replaced no dumping signs throughout the township. He also asked residents to report anyone that they see dumping illegally.

Roadmaster Joe Pedron said that he has started repairing potholes, however, he has run out of cold patch and the asphalt will not be available until April 18th. Supervisors also announced that they are working with the Seltzer group to look at reducing prices on the township's insurance. They are also looking into providing health insurance for the township's full time employee.

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