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Lower Frederick: Meng Rd to Be Closed

Repaving and repairs expected to take about two weeks; other township notes

Meng Road in Lower Frederick will be closed to through traffic for repairs and paving starting on Tuesday, June 10, township manager Tamara Twardowski said Tuesday evening prior to the township's Board of Supervisors meeting.

The road is expected to be closed for about two weeks.

New fire chief

Twardowski also advised the Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors that Scott Angstadt has stepped down as chief of the volunteer Lower Frederick Fire Company, citing demands on his schedule. He has been succeeded by Tom Gamon, IV. Angstadt will remain with the fire company.

Burning ban could return

Twardowski told the meeting that while a recent burning ban had been lifted and no ban was currently in effect, that could change in the coming weeks.

"If we don't get some rain soon we may be looking at [a ban] again," Twardowski said.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Ernest Schmitt said that residents shouldn't feel like they can't have a backyard barbecue, but he discouraged open pit burning and other controlled burns.

Other Lower Frederick notes:

  • The board held a moment of silence at the start of the meeting for longtime township resident David Hane, who recently died. Hane was a frequent attendee at township meetings. Funeral services are Thursday.
  • Lower Frederick police officer David Buckley said the department fielded 178 calls in June, while another 36 were handled by the state police. 48 citations were issued during a "click-it-or-ticket" seat belt law enforcement drive.
  • Bill McGovern of the Lower Frederick Ambulance Corps said the corps had experienced a "pretty typical" June with 94 EMS calls. Only 14 calls were in Lower Frederick, while Schwenksville and Upper Frederick each had 23 calls.
  • The board adjourned the meeting into an executive session "to address personnel and legal matters."

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