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Moore supervisors OK new police vehicle purchase

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At their Oct. 3 meeting, Moore Township supervisors only needed a few minutes to discuss and unanimously vote for a new police vehicle.

The vehicle, a 2017 Ford Explorer with a price tag of $47,000, will replace the police department’s Crown Victoria.

Richard Gable, board treasurer/secretary, in his support for the new vehicle, said, “The Crown Vic has 180,000 miles and will not pass inspection.”

Bath Borough picks state police

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Council will seek early withdrawal from contract with Colonial Regional

A special meeting of Bath Borough Council was held Sept. 5 to allow residents and council members one final chance to question Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) about the services it can provide to them and their community.

Ed Murphy and Craig Rodriguez, lieutenants from Troop M, Bethlehem barracks, were present to answer questions.

Bath submits exit proposal for policing

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Borough officials discuss coverage from Moore Township, state police

The future of policing was a topic of discussion at the Aug. 7 Bath Borough Council meeting.

Council voted last month to end its agreement with Colonial Regional Police Department (CRPD) for policing services to the borough.

Bath submitted its exit proposal to Lower Nazareth and Hanover townships, both members of CRPD. Borough Manager Brad Flynn explained the exit proposal from CRPD includes a buyout option. The details of the exit proposal are confidential at this point.

“We feel the buyout option is fair and equitable,” Flynn said.

Supervisors agree to rebid Moore Twp. pipe repairs project

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 1 opened with a special order of business. The board discussed a request for extension of the Moore Estates project.

The discussion resulted in denial of the extension request. According to the supervisors, the project proponents missed the deadline to request an extension.

In police news, the report for July showed 326 incidents resulting in four arrests. There were three arrests for driving under the influence arrests and one for harassment.

The fire and ambulance reports were tabled.

Moore supervisors pass right of way, marijuana ordinances

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

A room full of attendees greeted the Moore Township supervisors at their May meeting. Solicitor David Backenstoe reported two ordinances — right of way and medical marijuana — were ready for passage. Both measures were passed unanimously.

The right of way ordinance was prompted by the increasing installation of mini-cell towers in community rights of way without permission. This ordinance requires an entity to register with Moore Township prior to installing a mini-cell tower or anything of a permanent nature in a township right of way.

Bath Borough weighs decision to change police departments

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Manager Brad Flynn opened a one-hour special public meeting May 18 with the council-appointed police advisory committee. The committee was formed to gather information about a potential change of policing. Currently, Bath police services are provided by Colonial Regional Police Department (CRPD). The committee has been gathering information during the past seven months.

Can Bath survive fiscal woes?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Residents hear financials during town hall meeting

Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito opened a well-attended meeting May 20 by thanking the residents for their attendance. They had arrived at the 9 a.m. town hall meeting for a discussion on the possibility of a policing change in the borough.

“No decisions have been made,” Saginario said. “We want to hear from you today.”

The meeting is seen as the next step in the process to decide the future of policing in Bath.

Bath assistant fire chief lauded

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

DeGarmo retires after 36 years of service

At the May 3 meeting, Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario opened with a courtesy of the floor segment. A brief heartfelt ceremony was held for Gerald “Junior” DeGarmo, who retired from the Bath Fire Department as assistant chief. His work with the fire department spanned a stunning 36 years.

Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito awarded DeGarmo with a plaque to recognize his service to Bath Borough.

“It has been a pleasure. You are by far the best council I have worked with,” DeGarmo said.

Bath council agonizes over police decision

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Residents can weigh in on topic during town hall meeting set for May 20

In an emotional part of Bath Borough Council’s May meeting, council and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito expressed agony over what could be the most important decision for the borough in decades — a possible change in policing.

In attendance were Colonial Regional Police (CRPD) Chief Roy Seiple and CRPD Association leader Matt Antonucci, a police officer for CRPD.

Bath Fire Chief Emilio DeNisi kicked off the discussion, asking, “Is there anything new? New for the residents?”