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Commissioner on a mission to address road issues

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By Tim Karan

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Elizabeth Township Commissioner Paul Saxon is on a mission to keep township roads passable, especially during the winter.

Saxon, who was elected to the board in November and named vice president last month, reminded residents on Monday of an ordinance that prohibits on-street parking throughout the township if off-street parking is available.

“I had the opportunity to ride along in the snow with our road department for five or six hours on Sunday and I noticed multiple vehicles parked on the streets,” Saxon said. “(Salt trucks) had to weave in and out and get into tight situations.”

Saxon said the ordinance applies year-round, but it's especially important during snow operations.

“We need to be able to get these vehicles onto all our streets,” he said. “Not just salt trucks but fire trucks, as well. It benefits everyone.”

Saxon said it's understandable if residents have to park on the street because there's no room in their driveway or if they're throwing a party, but he wants to crack down on repeat offenders.

He suggested there be a chain of command that township officials use to monitor each complaint made by road department personnel.

“Then a police officer would follow up, then (police) Chief (Robert) McNeilly would follow up with the disposition and he can tell (borough manager) Richard Janus,” Saxon said. “That way we have a record of what the complaint was and also have recourse for further action.”

Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1970.

 

 
 


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