First regular commissioners meeting of the year opens up with a bang
Resident's noise complaint and an Allentown band were discussed at the Jan. 3 meeting.
The Upper Moreland Township Board of Commissioners convened for the first time in the new year, Jan. 3.
Soon after the moment of silent mediation was observed, it was broken by a resident, stepped to the podium in front of the assembled commissioners to complain about an alleged broken noise ordinecne.
The resident spoke during the meeting's Public Comments section, and irately described how noise from an ice resurfacer machine breaks the township's noise ordinence.
The comments were from a Mr. Simon, who directed his complaint to Wintersports Arena, located on 551 N. York Road in Willow Grove, whose facility lies next to Simon's condominium.
The commissioners said that township engineers were looking into finding a civil solution, if, in fact, the noise ordinence was broken.
A detailed history of Simon's complaint can be found from the township minutes taken at the Nov. 15 Public Health and Safety committee meeting here.
More From the Reporter's Notepad:
- The reappointments of Michael Cavanaugh and Dean Swedberg to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, Wards 7 and 5, respectively, were approved.
- The appointment of Whitney Zylstra to the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission to complete term of Brenda Ehrgott to expire on Dec. 31, 2014. Anyone interested in this position, should send his or her resume to township manager David Dodies.
- General, Escrow and Liquid Fuel fund checks were all approved.
- A notification for a proposed codification adopting ordinence was approved. This ordinence will codify the township's ordinences for better navigation and easier reading. Its codification is set for the commissioners' next regular meeting in February.
- Dick Sayer, president of the Upper Moreland Historical Commission reported that the Willow Grove Mall, which is in Abington Township, will hold its own Willow Grove Tri-Cenntenial celebration.
- A contract between The Allentown Band and Upper Moreland Township was approved for $8,600 for the Tri-Cenntenial celebration.
- The Sonic restaurant was granted an extension for Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO).
- It was announced that a dog park permit was recieved. Construction is expected to follow soon.
- In light of the past winter storm, the public is reminded that residents should park on the odd side of the street when township snow plows are in use.