A topic of discussion during the Sept. 17 meeting of the Texas Township Supervisors was finding a way to make a dedication to former supervisor John, “Jack” McDonald, who tragically lost his life in July.
- A topic of discussion during the Sept. 17 meeting of the Texas Township Supervisors was finding a way to make a dedication to former supervisor John, "Jack" McDonald, who tragically lost his life in July.
"Why don't you just name the bridge on Brook Road after Jack?" asked resident John Bartron. "Make it the McDonald Memorial Bridge. Now you have something with his name on it. His name will always be there instead of here's a check. If you hand somebody a check it doesn't mean anything in a couple years from now."
The supervisors agreed that was something to think about.
"Another thing that came to my mind that would keep it kind of close is to dedicate this building to him and name it after him," Bartron says. "You could make a decent sign, and dedicate the building to Jack. I don't think you'd have much trouble getting donations for a sign."
The also discussed putting speed limit signs on Lakeside Drive. The engineer has already said they could if they so desire.
Carol Santos shared her concerns over the speeders and buses that come down the road.
"They do what they want to do, and they use the speed they want to," she says. "They really truly feel that that's their domain and they're going to travel the way they want to. Ever since the buses have gone through there at any given time, I try not to get out of the house between 3 and 3:30 because there's no way you can get out the other end since they let all the buses go through. And if you do go the other way you meet them coming in. You can't get away from them. There should be a speed limit up there. There should be a one way. I'm not an engineer but I think I figured out how a one way can work. I just need to talk to you about it."
She says that the most dangerous sections of the road are the two curves coming in from Tic Tocks and that the most speed is on that straightaway.
The supervisors explained that state law says if they don't post a sign saying otherwise, people can go 55.
"There's more traffic on the road than there used to be and they like to fly," says Santos.
The supervisors decided to discuss the matter further and decide what solutions they have.
Zoning officer Bob Bates said that there was an illegal burning on Laurel Hill Drive.
"I asked the gentleman there about looking at the burning and he gave me permission, so I took some photos," Bates says. "After, he told me to get off the property and I told him to put fire out because it was too close to the house--about 35 feet away. I ended up calling State Police after all of his nonsense. I don't know where that will end up at this time but violations will be sent out. Unfortunately we have to fine the landowner, not the tenant, so it's a rental problem"
He says that a stash of garbage on Bucks Cove Road was found and that he sent violations out for that.
"I flipped over one of the papers and got the name off it," Bates says. "I photographed it and sent out violations to the appropriate people. I didn't have to uncover much to find out whose it was."
The next meeting of the Texas Township Supervisors will be on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.