Lower Pottsgrove's Board of Commissioners, in a Tuesday reorganization made necessary by the departure of board member Bruce Foltz, elected veteran member Ray Lopez as board president. Lopez later made changes in board committee appointments.
Individuals who stole goods from retail stores led the list of criminal violations in Lower Pottsgrove during August, the police chief reported; DUIs ranked second. Also last month, the police department resumed patrols at Pottsgrove schools.
William "Bill" Keohane, who has served as a volunteer on Lower Pottsgrove municipal bodies since 2010 and earlier with local organizations, took his oath of office Tuesday as the township's newest commissioner.
Years after its load-bearing weight was reduced and passage was limited to a single lane, the deteriorated Pruss Hill Road bridge was closed to traffic Monday. Its replacement should be completed by November.
Looking to fill a police patrol officer vacancy created in February, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners on Thursday extended a conditional offer of employment to an area candidate. If hired, he could start in September.
After Monday (Aug. 22) at 9 a.m., it may be up to three months before public traffic can again travel on Pruss Hill Road in Lower Pottsgrove. The road is being closed so its bridge can be replaced.
Two days before the new academic year opens in the Pottsgrove School District, drivers near three schools in Lower Pottsgrove will be reminded of their need to slow down for students' safety.
Signs erected by Lower Pottsgrove announce it will close Pruss Hill Road beginning Aug. 22 for replacement of its bridge. Drivers who use the road for an east-west commute to U.S. Route 422 must find alternatives.