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Issue 52 — Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Residents Express
Concerns For Spending
By Patti Martin

DELAWARE — Township supervisors convened Wednesday night for their scheduled meeting, and were joined by several concerned residents.

The residents were concerned about proposed spending at Akenac Park. In particular, the caretaker and solar panels that supervisors discussed during previous workshops.

Many residents this summer have expressed pleasure at the improvements thus far at Akenac. Township resident Rick Geis stated, “the supervisors of Delaware Township have done a great job making the park a wonderful place for the community.”

Many residents, however, do not see a need for further improving. According to township auditor Jane Neufeld, further improving needs more input from taxpayers before occurring. She also wanted to know more on money generated from entrance and rental fees at the park... for complete story, get this week's issue.

New Dollar General
To Open This Saturday

DIGNMANS FERRY — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 1722 Route 739 in Delaware Township Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.

Dollar General will offer Delaware Township residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.

“We hope our Delaware Township customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products.

The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Commercial Traffic Restrictions

DINGMAN — Negotiations about upcoming commercial traffic restrictions on Route 209 through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are being made, as an old traffic agreement in the park ends on Sept. 30.

Dingman Township supervisors shared correspondence from Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg during its July 21 regular meeting, explaining that the county recently met with the park service to discuss possible solutions to allow local commercial traffic to continue using the road.

One solution, the board explained, is to issue a permit for local commercial vehicles that would cost no more than $200 a year. Supervisor Denny Brink, who was also in attendance during the county’s meeting with the park service, stated that the size of permitted vehicles has yet to be determined, but an axle limit of four was suggested to restrict the road to large tractor trailers.

Supervisor Chair Tom Mincer explained that the major reason for the restrictions is to limit wear and tear on the road caused by heavy vehicles that use Rt. 209 as a shortcut to I-84. He added that the park service also has interest in eliminating the toll booths that stand at both ends of the road through the park.

The restrictions will not affect emergency vehicles, utility companies or school buses, explained the board, and Congress needs to approve the act before it takes effect... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Boro Approves Block Party

MILFORD — At a Public Hearing held at Borough Hall last week, Milford Borough Council approved a Conditional Use permit requested by Pike County Chamber of Commerce for a Block Party Celebration schedule on August 8 on Broad Street to be held by the Dimmick Inn and Steakhouse.

The chamber, chamber members, including the Dimmick Inn and Davis Chant, sought council support for a Conditional Use permit needed to close off part of Broad Street and use the borough street to hold a special event. The original Block Party was part of the spring Milford Music Fest that was held in late June. But, rain that weekend forced the cancellation of some venues, such as the Block Party.

Since the fest is not sponsoring a summer Music Fest, the Dimmick, Davis Chant Realtors, and other chamber merchants in the borough’s downtown business district decided to hold their own music event on July 18. However, the council did not have time to meet legal advertising requirements by July 18. So, the council convened the Public Hearing to July 22.

Council Vice President Joe Casmus chaired the hearing in the absence of Chairman James Price. Chamber President Philly Viscardo represented the chamber. After discussing the issue, the council recommended that the chamber could hold the special music and entertainment event on August 8, with a rain date of Oct. 10, but stipulated that other merchants, besides chamber members, could participate... for complete story, get this week's issue.


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