Moment of silence for Fleetwood
Chuck Gould, Chestnuthill Township supervisor chairman, asked everyone at Tuesday night's supervisors' meeting to observe a moment of silence in memory of the late David Fleetwood. Fleetwood was the Chestnuthill Township supervisor vice chairman who lost his life while attending a Ross Township supervisors' meeting last Aug. 5 when a local Saylorsburg man opened fire, killing three and wounding three.
Chestnuthill Township's Manager David Albright said he received an email from Rob Burney, part owner of the commercial property at the corner of Route 209 and Dairy Lane, asking if the township would be interested in purchasing the property. Albright told the supervisors he didn't think it was feasible at this time. The supervisors agreed, and Gould asked Albright to send Burney a letter notifying him of their decision.
The board approved, 3-0:
• Resolution 2014-18 to accept the deeds of dedication from Pocono Health Systems and ESSA, subject to receiving the seventh parcel waiver from ESSA.
• Tax collector June O'Neill's request to attend a tax collector conference Oct. 10 in New York at $160 for registration and $315 for a room for a total of $475.
• To advertise for requests for proposals for insurance.
• A grant agreement with DeSales University. The township has received a $50,000 grant from Monroe County Commissioners through the Open Space Plan, to acquire property owned by DeSales across from Lake Mineola to be designated for passive recreation.
• Resolution 2014-14 which establishes policy and procedures for private street signs in regards to replacing them as the responsibility and cost of the owner.
• Resolutions 2014-15, 16, and 17 for PennDOT signal improvements.
The Pennsylvania State Police reported they responded to 320 incidents in Chestnuthill for the month of July. The majority of those were 84 traffic citations, followed by 37 false alarms, 31 disturbances and domestic disputes, and 25 collisions investigated.
Eric Hoffman, the township emergency management coordinator, reported that the West End Fire Company responded to 35 calls for the month of July. He also reported that the annual West End Fair Emergency Services meeting was held July 24 with the following agencies represented: Chestnuthill Township, Chestnuthill Township Emergency Management, West End Fire Company, West End Ambulance, Polk Township VFC, Monroe County Control Center, Monroe County Sheriff, Monroe County EMA and West End Fair Association. "Everything is in place and ready for the fair," he said.
Charles Dickinson, business manager of West End Ambulance Association, reported that it responded to 172 calls in July.
Bernie Kozen, executive director of West End Park and Open Space Commission reported: the volleyball beach league has three teams; 75 people attended the Lost Ramblers and Lenway concert; 24 players participated in the second tennis session; the free Sage concert is 6-8 p.m. Sunday; Bingo will resume 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19; Dave Fleetwood Memorial 5K Run/Walk is 9 a.m. Sept. 21; Community Appreciation Day is noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21; tickets are available for the bus trip to Army versus Rice football game, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 11; Craft/Gift Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22.
Kozen said there were still fly fishing permits available for on the McMichaels with the Pohoqualine Fish Association, and he has discounted tickets for various amusement parks.