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Penn Forest seeks community input

Published February 03. 2010 05:00PM

The Penn Forest Township Supervisors made an appeal to the community at the regularly scheduled Monday night board meeting. They would like the residents to not only come to them with problems they face in the Penn Forest community, but also with any possible solutions they might have to resolve the problems.

The supervisors received a letter about a local bus stop that has become more populated then originally intended when it was built. In the letter the main concern was that there were too many parents and students clogging the roadways making it dangerous for passing motorists, and asking for a change in posted parking regulation in the area.

The board has decided at this time to take no immediate action in regards to designating the area as no parking. The supervisors would hope that motorists in the area would make appropriate speed reductions when there is an area with a large amount of pedestrians present.

They felt that a recent letter sent to the school board complaining about some bus drivers and their driving has caused this letter to be sent to the board of supervisors as a response to that letter sent to the school board. While the board of supervisors has no interest in getting in the middle of this back and forth between the two parties, they would ask that all motorists pay attention to any pedestrians and maintain safe speed and driving.

The Penn Forest Supervisors have a policy of nonresponse to anonymous letters sent to any of the offices in the township. If a resident has a legitimate complaint or concern about anything in the township, they should feel free to contact the appropriate office. The board would ask those residents that are coming forward to make the complaint or show concern over a township matter to make themselves known. Anonymous letters are not taken seriously because it is felt that if you cannot sign your name then it is not important to the person writing the letter.

Township residents can also make comments or concerns known at the regularly scheduled township meetings. The next meeting will be held on March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Penn Forest Municipal Building on SR903.

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