The Upper Perk Police District's officers want access to the survey East Greenville sent out to its property owners earlier this year.
James Lavin, a corporal with the department and president of the Upper Perk Police Officers Association, has filed a right to know request with the borough.
Lavin, representing the eight-member association, filed the request in early August. He said the officers have requested to examine every survey returned to municipal officials. They also want to know how the responses will be interpreted and presented to the public. The survey was sent to all borough property owners in their June water bills and seeks to gather information about tax payer priorities.
During the meeting, Mayor Ryan Sloyer assured respondents that their identities would remain anonymous....
Despite his resignation from the New Hanover Board of Supervisors last month, Ralph Fluharty was still a vocal member of Monday's meeting, asking that reports related to contaminated ground water in the township be made publicly available.
Fluharty spoke during the public comment period about the groundwater contamination at the HOFF site. The site is connected to the former Good Oil property along Route 663 north of Hoffmansville Road. The site and contamination are especially contentious because of efforts to quarry in the same region.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) discovered that the underground tanks on the property were leaking and made the information public in 2011. At that time, the DEP declared that all the wells in the area were contaminated and started distributing bottled water to residents and businesses.
A public water line was installed in 2015 for residents of the affected area. But Fluharty pushed the board for additional information about remediation efforts.
"What, if anything, is the township doing to remedy this situation?" Fluharty asked the board....