Thursday, August 14, 2008

Comments . . .

First, I want to thank all (2 of) my faithful readers. I'm just kidding about the 2 part - I know quite a few folks read this blog. Can you believe I've actually gotten hits from Iraq and Russia? Go figure . . .

Anyway, the purpose of this post is concerning comments. As much as I love to read your comments (please keep them coming), I had to make a change to require folks to sign-in to leave comments. Even with the little "fill in the letters" field thing, I have been receiving tons and tons of SPAM that I need to weed through every day. More often than not, there weren't any comments to be had. The other advantage of this will allow me to reply directly to any questions that you had.

As always, you can always email me or leave me voice mail messages using the links below and on the right hand side of the page.

Thanks again for reading! See you soon! :)

Borough Council Roundup - August 2008

Hello everyone! I know, you've probably thought I dropped off the face of the earth. That's probably the farthest from the truth. Life has a way of getting ahead of you at times.

In any event, this month's Borough Council meeting was relatively short as Council meetings go, and the only thing worth reporting on was the Tatamy Hunt Streetlighting. It seems we're still at an impasse with the utility (MetEd). Our Engineer Bob Mack is supposed to be reaching out to them to find out what our other options are - to include potentially digging up the wiring so it can be inspected by the utility so they can assume liability for the maintenance of the lights. The issue is that the Borough doesn't have the resources to maintain the street lights on our own. All the other lights in the Borough are maintained by PP&L. Since PP&L isn't the provider of electric service in Tatamy Hunt (through an agreement with MetEd and PPL devised by the builder - the only logic I can assume was for convenience) PPL won't assume responsibility for the lights. The Borough isn't a client of MetEd, so they won't take care of them either. During the meeting, I asked if the Palmer Township portion of the development had streetlights. The answer was "yes", and that is because Palmer has their own Public Works department that maintains them. I suggested that if we don't get anywhere with MetEd or PPL, perhaps we could approach Palmer and see what they can offer us. Bottom line - the folks in Tatamy Hunt need street lighting. With the shorter days of autumn and winter not too far down the road, this needs to be finished - quickly.