WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners dealt with an array of meat and potato municipal government issues during Monday night's meeting that centered around the public's safety.

By a 7-0 vote commissioners directed the administration of Mayor Edward Hozza Jr. to investigate the potential of small park or "tot lot" in the Fox Hollow apartment area on Stone Terrace Drive because children in the area do not have one nearby.

"I think they need their own park," said Commissioner Gerard Palagonia. "...A small tot lot with swings, jungle gyms and maybe some benches or something like that."

The second direction centered around what Palagonia termed a "safety issue" regarding a parking situation at St. John's United Church of Christ Fullerton, located at 575 Grape Street.

The house of worship held a "Celebrate Community" event Sunday which plainly showcased concerns some commissioners and Hozza had involving parishioners' safety crossing Grape Street.

Township Engineer Frank Clark noted Monday night the township is looking into the issue.

In other business commissioners approved ordinances establishing the Emergency Management Agency in the township and for the purchase of two 2015 Ford Sedan police interceptor vehicles for the department's patrol division.

In addition Jeffery Warren and Sue Mickley were approved to serve on the Whitehall Township Industrial and Commercial Development Authority.

Warren's term expires at the end of 2015, while Mickley's runs through 2017.

And during his report Hozza noted that Camp Whitehall, the township's summer youth camp, will begin on June 30th this year, later than normal due to the extended school year which is a result of cancellations spurred by harsh winter weather.