Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Moore Twp. adds full-time police officer to force

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Moore Township Board of Supervisors, at its Aug. 7 meeting, promoted part-time Police Officer John Micklich to full-time status.

Secretary/Treasurer/Supervisor Richard Gable informed the board that overtime in the police department is too high.

“It is in our best interest to do this,” Gable said.

The board voted unanimously to appoint Micklich to full time.

The police department was founded in 1952 when residents expressed a desire for a township force. Officers patrol the 38 square miles of the township around the clock 365 days a year.

In other business, the township fire department reported it responded to 40 calls and five fires.

Police Chief Gary West was not available, so there was no monthly police report.

The township’s historical commission reported its members are planning to sell an early historical map of Moore Township as a fundraiser. The map reportedly is from the 1800s.

The township received a grant for $1,685 from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The grant is for the township to update its official map. Much discussion ensued about what should be on the map.

The township engineer will evaluate recommendations for the map content and report to the board.

The township’s land and environmental protection board reported a 23-acre farm called the Wilson property is on the docket for preservation.

The next meeting of the board of supervisors is 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.