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New tickets will be issued for Zerbe Township code violators

TREVORTON — Zerbe Township Chief of Police Mike Kreischer announced at Monday evening’s supervisors meeting the township will be issuing tickets to property code violators. 

“We will first give them a verbal warning, then a formal letter describing the specific nature of the offense and finally a citation for the code violations which must be paid within 10 days,” said Kreischer.

A proposed traffic study which would reduce the speed limit from 35 to 25 mph along Route 225 between Stiely’s Garage and the Sunoco station to be conducted by PennDOT Traffic Engineer Allen Keller was approved by the board.

The police also requested an ordinance requiring all residents to prominently display the street address numbers of their properties.

Kreischer said the police department wants to purchase a new gun lock mechanism to hold weapons inside their SUV patrol vehicle at a total cost of $433, which includes installation fees.

Sewer delinquencies dropped from $75,137 at the last meeting to $67,657 after notices were sent out to township residents.

In recreational news, the board approved a request from the Zerbe Township recreation committee for construction of a new ADA handicapped accessible restroom facility adjacent to the Trevorton Heritage Society Building.

Recreation committee chair, township supervisor Mike Mazer, announced the second annual Easter Morning Ecumenical Sunrise Service has been scheduled for 6:30 a.m. at the Foundry Recreation Area with music by “Battle Cry.” Attendees must bring their own lawn chairs.

The committee also announced its Summer Concert Series schedule. A total of 12 bands will be performing at the Trevorton Community Park bandstand from May 10 through Aug. 25 with all shows starting at 7 p.m. 

Township resident Earl Rebuck, who attended the meeting, expressed a strong desire for the township to identify and catch stray dogs roaming throughout Trevorton, which he claims are becoming a greater problem.