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Lower Pottsgrove Made Insurer’s Day Happier

SANATOGA PA – A small change to an ordinary parking lot may keep Lower Pottsgrove from having to pay more for township property insurance.

Public Works Director John Fogel and his crew recently relocated parking blocks for the police department’s patrol vehicles a further distance away from the back edge of the lot at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. Moving those blocks farther south, toward the building, created more space behind vehicles for officers to walk around and easily reach trunk lids and rear doors.

Doesn’t sound like a big deal? It is to an insurance carrier that wants to minimize its risk of paying a slip-and-fall accident claim.

The carrier’s risk assessment personnel brought the issue, seen during a recent property inspection, to the attention of Police Chief Michael Foltz. The chief in turn talked with Fogel, he told the Board of Commissioners during its Monday (Aug. 7, 2017) meeting, who promptly acted to solve it.

Now officers can move around their vehicles more safely, the insurer knows the township is paying attention to its suggestions, and commissioners can worry less about higher future premiums.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Aug. 7 meeting):

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