By TORY LINGG
Tri County Correspondent
Lt. Brian Naylor, Com-mander of the Embreeville Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, visited with the West Nantmeal Township officials and guests at the June 12 board of supervisors meeting.
Naylor said, "There are no great changes or waves when comparing statistics from this time in 2005 to this year. Be aware of what may be terrorism. If you see something out of place, call the barracks.
"We want to be available to the community. We get compliments and complaints about service provided.'
The number of the state police is 1-484-340-3241.
Naylor said he was born in Chester County, has been at Embreeville for 10 years and received his current assignment in January 2006. The state police provide service for 11 Chester County townships full-time and eight townships part-time.
Naylor was accompanied by Cpl. Mac Carr, community relations liaison of the state police.
Chairman Gary Elston said, "There is a problem with unlicensed dirt bikes and four wheelers. Re-cently, a bike rider passed a school bus which had stopped for students to get off.'
West Nantmeal Town-ship has a noise ordinance. There are complaints from residents about noise caused by dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. Elston said, "We appreciate the help of the state police."
Supervisor Ray Beiler said, "On Friday, a dirt bike came through the neighbor's corn field and down his driveway.' He caught one rider while he was cutting his grass.
Sometimes there are six bikers riding through the corn field and they head towards Just Mom's on Route 82 and then head towards Glenmoore. Nay-lor said, "If they are destroying crops by riding through them, they can be charged with agricultural vandalism.'
Zoning Officer Frank Newhams said, "Penalties for vehicular noise can only be enforced by a police officer. Truckers using "jake" breaks near the industrial park on Chestnut Tree Road are a concern.'
Naylor said, "The state police still have the statue of a concrete Buddha weighing several hundred pounds in the evidence impoundment cell.' Beiler had found the statue along a township road several months ago.
Pennsylvania may have up to 200 illegal methamphetamine labs throughout the state. Recently, a lab was found locally. The chemicals used are ex-tremely dangerous.
"The state police are sponsoring Camp Cadet, at Camp Sancanac in East Vincent Township, during the summer for boys and girls aged 12 to 14. The camp program still has places for a few more girls, said Naylor. If interested , please call 1-484-340-3241.
Also, the state police are looking for new recruits. The starting salary is $47,000. annually. There are rigid requirements. For more information call 1-877-pacadet or log onto www.psp.state.pa.us.
Emergency Manage-ment Coordinator John Tremble was given permission to locate his office upstairs from the local West Nantmeal office. He said there will be National Incident Management Training for elected officials at the Elverson Fire Company sometime in August.
Paula McGinness, di-rector of the Honey Brook Library, visited with the supervisors to provide in-formation about the library and give the 2005 annual report. The library provides assistance for 617 residents of West Nant-meal Township. The li-brary has added a part-time employee and has in-creased the number of summer programs for people of all ages. The Honey Brook Library is located on Route 10, just south of Honey Brook. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or later.
The library is part of the Chester County Library system. It's budget is about $129,000 annually. State aid provides 34 percent of financing; local governments 25 percent; fines/-fees 8 percent; fund raising 9 percent; grants 22 percent, and donations 2 percent. There are about 25 programs offered for all age groups and many interests. McGinnis said the library hopes to expand.
Elston said, "We appreciate what the library does for the community." Please call 610-273-3303 for more information about the summer programs for children. There are summer programs for reading, arithmetic and science.
The animal shelter/kennel ordinance will be advertised. Supervisor Da-ve Mast said, "Some residents feel the ordinance would be too restrictive. They feel the area does not need it now.'
Township Solicitor Kristin Camp said, "At this time, the stormwater ordinance is only applicable to those living in The Cone-stoga River watershed. It will be advertised.'
Camp said, "The accumulation of fines may be enough to stop the activities of Phyllis Ruley, who has been housing dogs and cats on a property she owns on North Manor Road.' A hearing was scheduled for June 13 at the office of the District Justice.
Township Secretary/-Treasurer Susan Ward said, "The Leinberger subdivision plans for 20 lots have been withdrawn.' The Leinberger tract along Creek Road has been sold to Fleming Developers. A conditional use hearing for Wyebrook Farms and the Leinberger tract is scheduled for June 28 at the township building.
Newhams and Elston agreed an adjustment was needed to cover the costs of some plan reviews.
Newhams said, "A new home on Lippett Road and a new home on Yoder Road were not structurally complete when the residents moved in. Both were by the same builder.' Inspections were made for commercial vehicles at several locations where zoning rules do not permit them.
The owners of dilapidated manufactured ho-mes along Route 23 will demolish them. Elston said, "There have been 10 wheelers at 2 a.m. and dumpsters banging at 3 a.m. at a location on Pumpkin Hill Road. There have been over weight trucks in the area zoned R2 residential.' Newhams will stop the operation before it gets bigger.
It was agreed, for-sale signs and real estate signs are permissable at intersections as long as they do not obstruct vi-sion.
Township officials are not satisfied with the work Jones Turf Man-agement, Inc., has done at the new township soccer field.