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Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
 

Upper Tyrone Supervisor Bill Edwards said this week he would like to explore the possibility of bringing regular police protection into the township.

“I read that there are municipalities in Greene and Washington county that have been combining their efforts in a regional police force. It's something that I would like to look into to see if it is something that we could maybe do,” Edwards said.

Supervisor Chuck Cook said that it has been researched but proved too costly to consider.

“We looked into this the last time we talked about it, and the cost was very, very high,” Cook said.

Edwards said he still plans to re-explore the idea and get more up-to-date information.

Supervisors passed a motion to introduce and advertise the intent to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit littering in the township.

“We are trying to get our township cleaned up and we have been doing quite a bit of good work to get it cleaned up,” Edwards said. “We need some kind of ordinance to be able to enforce the littering problem.”

The ordinance will be available for public review.

Edwards said that supervisors will be crack sealing township roads the third week in September.

“We are trying to preserve the roads a little better,” Edwards said.

In reference to ditch and drain digging now taking place along parts of Broadford Road, Edwards said that the work was being done in an attempt to alleviate some of the problems being caused by storm water run off in that area.

Motions were passed to renew the township property, general, automobile and liability insurance coverage with American Alterative Insurance, at the annual rate of $7,264, which is an increase of $1,017 from last year.

A motion passed to renew the township's workers compensation with Companion Property & Casualty at an annual cost of $5,319, an increase of $703 from last year.

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.

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