South Abington Township Police Officer James Waters receives honorable discharge

By Elizabeth Baumeister - | April 12th, 2016 1:14 pm

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — At its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, the board of supervisors voted to grant an honorable discharge to Police Officer James Waters, effective immediately. According to the supervisors, Waters suffers from a non-work related physical disability that affects his ability to continue in service.

The board also authorized the sale of the po lice department’s canine Nemo to Waters for $1, due to the officer’s relationship with the dog and the animal’s limited use to the department without Waters.

In other business:

• The board accepted the resignation of Alphonse Prisco from the zoning hearing board. According to the supervisors, Prisco resigned due to health issues. They then voted to appoint Carl Babushko, who was zoning hearing board alternate, to fulfill the term expiring in January 2017, and Paul Lockett to fill the alternate seat, which also expires in January 2017.

• Geoffrey Stanton was appointed to a planning commission term expiring in January 2017.

• The supervisors approved and signed subdivision plans for a property owned by Robert Reynolds on Carbondale Road.

• Approval was granted for a resolution accepting improvements for the Preserve at Gravel Pond Phase One.

• A resolution was approved for the purchase of a Freightliner Truck via a lease to own agreement.

• Resolutions were passed accepting easement agreements for the Edella Road sewer line project.

• The supervisors authorized Bohler Engineering to apply for the highway occupancy permit on the township’s behalf for the stormwater system in the McDonald’s project.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, May 9 at the municipal building on Shady Lane Road.

By Elizabeth Baumeister

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