Thursday, April 4, 2013
Bonus bits from the Abington Public Safety Committee meeting
In addition to hearing Police Chief William Kelly describe three bad intersections that could benefit from the use of red light cameras, the Abington Public Safety Committee on Wednesday night also OK'd two new stop signs. They will be in the corners of: The Abington Board of Commissioners will vote to approve the recommendations at its April 11 meeting at 8 p.m. The board will also hold a hearing on a proposed ordinance that would allow for red light cameras at three intersections in the township.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Abington gets the ball rolling on a 9/11 memorial
Though it may seem a bit late, the Abington Public Safety Committee discussed some details on a 9/11 memorial and approved a motion to establish a donation account to build the memorial. The placement of the memorial raised some questions. The plan is to build a memorial consisting of a flag pole and a pentagon-shaped masonry base supporting a two-foot steel section of one of the World Trade Center towers near the township fire and police training grounds. The memorial would be illuminated and open 24/7. Abington Fire Marshal Ken Clark said the fire department received one of the last steel sections from the World Trade Center towers in New York City; Clark said the department put in a request for one of the artifacts years ago, but said…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
On the heels of the extreme weekend weather, the Abington Public Safety Committee yesterday talked about an issue that was brought up years ago — township-wide tornado alarms. Following Abington Police Chief William Kelly’s monthly report, in which he lauded the township officials’ work during the storm, Abington Commissioner Lori Schreiber asked about the possibility of installing tornado alarms in the township; she said she had heard that Hatboro was looking into installing such units. Abington Fire Marshal Ken Clark said that the township’s emergency management officials had looked into the possibility of installing tornado alarms “a few years ago,” but said that the township’s five fire companies are too spread out to make such an …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Abington Public Safety Committee OK'd a non-binding motion yesterday expressing its intent to purchase 75 radios through a county program.
The Abington Public Safety Committee approved a motion yesterday indicating the township’s intent to purchase about 75 police radios through the county’s lease/purchase program. The portable Motorola radios are about $6,400 each. Through the program, the township would make payments to the county over a 10-year period with interest, which is expected to be 4 percent. Abington Police Chief William Kelly, speaking to the committee, said now would be an ideal time to upgrade the police department’s radios, as many of them are about 10 years old. The radio upgrade is part of a countywide communications project that is expected to cost about $48 million. According to a memo from Kelly to Abington Township Manager Michael LeFevre, the project is…