Chestnuthill OKs fee schedule
The Chestnuthill Township supervisors approved the 2014 fee schedules which are now available to be viewed on the township's website, www.chestnuthilltwp-pa.gov.
Township manager, David Albright said that there were only two changes to the township's schedule and that was because they were inadvertently left off 2013's schedule. There were some increases and some decreases in the Lehigh Valley Inspection Service's schedule of fees, but there were no changes to the sewage enforcement services or Chestnuthill Township Park's schedule of fees.
In Acting Emergency Management Director Eric Hoffman's report, the West End Fire Company responded to 26 calls in January.
The West End Community Ambulance responded to 146 calls in January.
The Pennsylvania State Police reported 333 incidents in Chestnuthill Township with the following as the most significant: 106 traffic citations; 44 vehicle collision investigations; 39 false alarms; 22 theft investigations; 18 domestics/disturbances; 12 criminal mischief/disorderly conduct investigations; nine DUIs; eight missing persons; runaways with attempts to locate; seven burglary investigations; five assault investigations; two drug investigations; and one arson investigation.
Resident Stuart Thoady inquired about the progress of the preservation of the township's old tax records, dating back as far as the early 1800s. Albright said that they're about 90 percent complete. They are kept in a climate-controlled room at the township's municipal building and are available for the public to view.
Thoady said he wanted to express his appreciation to the township's roadmaster, Merton Whitney and the road crew for the excellent job they have been doing this winter.