Ken Navitsky, who works for Mackenzie, suggested all residents who lost trees should get together and agree about what they want done.
Christopher Doll, one of Fritz’s neighbors, thanked the commissioners for everything they have done. Doll said PPL took 48 trees from his property. “We were pretty much devastated by that sight,” he said. “It looked like Agent Orange had been dropped.”
Resident Dingjun Wu, who said his daughter cried when she saw all the trees were gone, also thanked commissioners for their help.
Also during the meeting:
• Township engineer William Erdman predicted the one-lane-wide Church Lane Bridge, which has been closed since April 2011, should be repaired and reopened by early May.
• Commissioners authorized Erdman to seek bids from contactors for off-site safety improvements in neighborhoods around Willow Lane Elementary School, because more children will be walking to and from that school next fall.
Those improvements now will include yellow school zone signs, without reduced speed limits, along Sauerkraut Lane.
The township also will install solar-powered 15 mph flashing school zone signals along Willow Lane and Mill Creek Road at the school. The township’s off-site improvements, which also include crosswalks and handicapped ramps, should be completed by early August, before school starts.
• By the middle of next week, the township anticipates receiving plans for on-site improvements that will be made at the elementary school by East Penn School District.
Those plans must be approved by township commissioners. Erdman said how long approval will take will depend on “how many issues we have when we see those plans.”
He indicated the township’s review will incorporate concerns expressed by residents about the district’s plans.