Agricultural security area grows in Colebrookdale Township

The Colebrookdale Township commissioners announced recently that the township’s Agricultural Security Area had grown more than 500 acres in the past year.

Township Solicitor Jeffrey C. Karver reported at the Feb. 18 meeting that the total acreage now stands at 1,442 acres, up from 904 acres last year.

The Agricultural Security Area benefits farmers and other property owners by protecting them from laws that are adverse to agricultural use of the property. It also protects them from nuisance claims brought by neighboring property owners.

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In other business, Police Chief David Viola told the commissioners that 29 applicants would be testing on Feb. 22 to fill the vacant police officer position.

Also at the meeting, Chairman Todd M. Gamler reported that after a recent solicitation of bids, the township had received three quotes for renovations to the township building.

Gamler thanked the road crew for their hard work during the many recent snowstorms.

Commissioner William D. Spade was absent from the meeting.