Northampton Press

Thursday, October 18, 2018

March weather keeps Moore Twp. fire, police, road crew busy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

At the April 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company reported there were 16 fires in the township during March. With the snowy, windy weather, the department had 171 calls in 30 days. Along with fires, calls included numerous wires and trees down throughout the township.

Moore Township Police Chief Gary West reported numerous police calls and incidents throughout March. They resulted in four arrests — one for theft, two for possession of controlled substances and one for a dog law violation.

Supervisor Richard Gable reported on the First Regional Compost Authority. Due to the large amount of trees down because of the weather, there will be an abundance of mulch this spring. He also reported there will be a shortage of compost.

Supervisors unanimously passed the nonworking supervisor ordinance, which clarifies that no supervisor may have a full-time paid township job. Historically, supervisors have held full-time paid positions with the township.

This was an issue brought up in the November 2017 election. Numerous residents objected to supervisors working full-time paid positions for the township while holding an elected office. However, the state’s township code allows for the employment of a road master, who can also be a supervisor. The road master is an hourly paid position without a designated number of hours.

In other matters, the National Historical Registry application for the Edelman School was submitted.

Mike Terrel was appointed to the township Recreation Committee.

During the open floor segment of the meeting, resident Doug Bird, a frequent meeting attendee, commented on snow removal in the township since Jan. 1.

“I usually give you an ‘F,’ but it has been an ‘A’ since January,” he said. “They now plow in a reasonable time and right on the spot. Thank you.”

The next meeting is 7 p.m. May 1 at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.