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Written by Bradley Schlegel Staff Writer
January 11, 2017

        Four months after voting to withdraw from the Upper Perk Police Commission, East Greenville Borough Council is prepared to move forward with formal mediation with Pennsburg.

        On Tuesday, during a special meeting, East Greenville officials unanimously approved a resolution to authorize its participation in the formal process with its neighboring community.

        According to Council President Tracey Hunsinger, the mediation would be hosted by the Montgomery Bar Association's Center for Mediation and Arbitration, located in Norristown.  She said Pennsburg officials would have to ratify a similar resolution for the process to move forward.

        According to Hunsinger, settling its differences with Pennsburg and maintaining coverage by the Upper Perk Police District are the council's top priorities. 

        "East Greenville wants to get this process started as soon as possible," she said after the meeting, which lasted just 11 minutes. "Hopefully, we can come up with some solutions. It's our main focus."...



Written by Bradley Schlegel Staff Writer
January 11, 2017

                A retired geologist expressed his concerns to the New Hanover Zoning Hearing Board that contaminated water near a proposed quarry would be discharged before it can be properly treated.

                Ross Snook, a township resident, testified last week during the Gibraltar Rock IV zoning hearing that the Bucks County company seeking to mine 82 acres in the township has not presented a secondary plan to treat any chemicals in the water.

                A majority of the residents who addressed the board expressed their concerns about an underground plume of contaminants, discovered less than 1/8 of a mile from the location of the proposed Gibraltar Rock I and II quarry pits....



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