Residents Express Concerns about Trespassing and Burglaries


February 6, 2019 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting

Absent: Donna Hirst


The Planning Commission meets on Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 PM

  • The agenda will include a discussion about Agricultural tourism at a farm on Newberg Road
  • The developer on Gun Club road isn’t expected to present until the March meeting

Articles for newsletter are due by February 15th

Supervisor’s Meeting on February 20th at 7:00 PM

Police Promotion

The Supervisors approved the promotion of Ben Rissato (sp?) from Patrol Man to Corporal.

Community Comment

A resident spoke about a proposal made at the January meeting about starting a Summer day camp at Tuske’s Park. She said that she’d spoken to the YMCA and they are still running a Summer camp, they just don’t go to the park as much as they used to.

A landowner complained about a breach in a fence, separating his property from Eagle’s Landing. He said the breach at 2202 Eagle’s Landing Drive has led to an increase in trespassing on his land. A conversation revealed that no one knew who installed the fence or who it belongs to.  A fence at that site was required in the preliminary plan for the development but left off on the final plan.  Gary Asteak suggested the Home Owner’s Association be contacted about the problem.

A resident reported that a house in Farmview Estates had been broken into recently and that others in the area were burgled in the Spring. She wanted the township to be more proactive with information and suggested the Police put a column in the upcoming newsletter with tips for protecting property.

Township Supervisor

Gary Asteak introduced a Codification of Ordinances: a manual of all of the township ordinances which have been approved. The Supervisors approved an advertisement to put the adoption of the Codification on the agenda at the Feb. 20th meeting.

Gary also reported that he wrote to the County Election Office requesting they not use the township building as a polling place. They never responded but sent a contract for the primary in May. Gary wrote them another letter and is waiting for a response

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Supervisors approved a proposal to publish forms for NCATO scholarships ($1,500 for graduating seniors) on the website and in the newsletter.

Approval for funds for Sean, Betty, Mike and Rob to attend the PSATS Conference. Mike Rinker will be the voting delegate.

Police Department

Police Chief Cope told the Supervisors he plans to remove three to four part-time officers from the department and hire new employees willing to work nights, holidays and weekends.

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee met on February 4th and recommended adding cameras around the township building to cover the blind spots and to fence off the police parking lot.  There’s also a need for a Drop Box at the front window.


Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to know what their government is doing.






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