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tamarya April 13, 2014 at 09:03 PM
Ok i just read karens comment too, first off did you live in your house since 1901 and second doRead Moreyou know what the original homeowners allowed on the property when it was owned. And last but not least, you are comparing apples to oranges when you compare pests that exterminators eliminated through poisons and traps over cats. Now if you said sorry we must get rid of all deer, and bear and rabbits because of diseases then maybe your comparison might be valid. Oh yeah cannot forget birds too we might as well have all homeowners take down feeders and bathes because birds poop allover property too and talk about diseases, you would be amazed what those little robins and cardinals carry. Imagine robin poop be on something and your child sticks their hand in it then places their hand in their mouth.
tamarya April 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Oh yeah and where do you learn about litters? Usually after the 3rd or fourth litter the kittensRead Moresta rt dieing and the mothers health deteriates. After the first litter a cat that produced eight may only now produce 2.
tamarya April 14, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Take a visit to emmaus vet and ask them if your ridiculious numbers of production are real.
MARTHA LIEBERMAN February 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM
One big thing- the Snow emergency was never posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!
resident February 24, 2014 at 02:21 PM
I think the borough is doing as good of a job as they can with the resources they have. Just soRead Moreyou know they have hired outside contractors to provide trucks to help haul it away. I bet that wont make you happy when that will come out of your taxes. I work for a much larger municipality and we are having the same problem, we are working around the clock 7 days a week. The area where I work did declare a snow emergency and provided FREE OFF STREET PARKING and they towed over 300 cars! That would happen here in the borough as well. Not enough time or resources. If you want the snow cleared and the borough to work overtime to do it, then it will eventually come out of your pocket. No matter what they will not make the residents happy. They will complain about something else. You cant throw the snow out in the street either like most people do. Instead of digging out your car or sidewalk and throwing it in the street, throw it in your yard! I know how you feel, it happens to me as well, but I wait until they are finished plowing and then I clean my stuff once and done and I live in the borough. Just need to give it time. There is more snow coming next week. Possibly bigger than the last one.
MARTHA LIEBERMAN February 24, 2014 at 05:20 PM
i understand everything you are saying, and I am not disagreeing, however at some point it becomes Read Morea safety and health issue, as is in this case. You have 2 buildings with Senior Citizens and Disabled who need to get medicine, food, etc, and when the buses can't get through because of no snow emergency then it becomes an issue. I have lived many places in this country, and the major bus routes were among the first roads that were taken care of. I do understand, but in this case the Mayor dropped the ball at many people's expense.
MARTHA LIEBERMAN February 17, 2014 at 01:19 AM
IT is now SUnday night and Mr. Jordan still has not been found---please continue to pray for himRead Moreand his family--miracles can happen,
MARTHA LIEBERMAN February 22, 2014 at 04:11 PM
To all who prayed for Mr. Jordan from Berks County, sad news---He was found today, after beingRead Moremissi ng since 2/13. His body was found at abut 1 p.m. abut 100 yards from his home. His family now needs those prayers.
Carolyn Corbett February 08, 2014 at 10:52 AM
I was a victim of the snow plow incidents. Parking is an issue at the Ridge address. Therefore,Read Moreit was necessary to park on the street in a restricted handicap spot. I was surprised to find my car covered by snow and ice up to the windows. Being 77 years old, no snow shovel, no ice pick I was stuck. I saw a man shoveling snow across the street. I asked for help. $20 later I was able to move my car. I am now a prisoner in my home as I am afraid to park on the street. i have found a spot in the parking garage and am concerned to move the car from that spot. Many residents in this building are in the same position. Would be glad to park on the street, but cannot take the risk of being inundated with snow and ice from the city plows. Can you advise ----certainly there is a solution.
Chuck Ballard December 27, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Unfortunately for the taxpayers, LMT treats the School District as just another developer, andRead Moreimpos es costs, such as the planting of unneeded trees and road development, on the District when it goes to build on any land in the township. The Sauerkraut Lane extension is complicated by the sales agreement with David Jaindl which can require kickoff of that road work before the District is actually going to build on the property, but understand that the road development would have eventually been required by the township at some point.
Ron Beitler December 28, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I disagree it's set in stone that the Sauerkraut extension is somehow inevitable. I want to beRead Moreshown exactly why the extension is thought to be necessary, how it's community serving and why LMT should take on the responsibility of another STROAD connection. I haven't heard one compelling argument. I don't think the extension is necessary if Jaindl's traffic counts are indeed lower as is being claimed. Of course that is based on projections and projecting traffic is on par with predicting the weather. Until we show that we are able to maintain the roads we have now and ones yet to be dedicated over multiple life cycles we shouldn't be assuming the maintenance obligations of new roads. Moving forward how do we pay for what we have in a new post-development boom reality? The thinking has always been to put developers on the hook for whatever we squeeze out of them. We haven't ever really thought through how we'll maintain liabilities after developer escrow accounts are depleted and they've long moved on to the next greenfield community. One sized fits all engineering logic is that more roads and more connections will disperse traffic alleviating future congestion. Ok, I get that. Problem is that context sensitive to this corridor the traffic we are talking about is going to be Tractor Trailers. Tractor trailers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I prefer that kind traffic generated from the Spring Creek property to be funneled to Spring Creek Rd/Rt.100 intersection. From that point it's much more likely that truck traffic (where GPS takes them....) will head to the bypass and points north where it belongs. LMT's planning commission was correct to make sure LMT has the option to require the extension one day. But that doesn't mean we have to. Until someone proves to me this extension is absolutely necessary and it won't lead to more errant trucks on our local roads I am unsure if I support it. That's just me. Others are salivating over it. But that's because it's the way we think here in lMT. Hey if someone else is paying for it let's get it and worry about how we're going to maintain it later....
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