By Andrea Earnest
At the South Park Board of Supervisors April Meeting, Deputy Chief Dennis McDonough alerted the public that high school children have started a game called “Assassin,” where they go around with large-capacity water guns and shoot each other.
Sometimes the children are shooting at each from vehicles. The Deputy Chief said they notified the school district and requested that they put out notices to students stating that the police department has zero tolerance for this in motor vehicles and for trespassing on people’s property and hiding behind bushes to play this game. Deputy Chief MacDonough wants the public to know that they are working with the school district to put an end to this behavior and to advise parents that the offenders will be fined and prosecuted. Supervisor Edward Snee agreed that this is a serious problem and asked that anyone seeing students engaged in this activity contact the police department. He has seen students playing the game from his home. Deputy Chief McDonough said that these children are on other people’s property at night, and under the Castle Doctrine Law in Pennsylvania, a property owner who feels threatened because he believes the weapons to be real will be exempt from prosecution.
Paul J. Gitnik, Esq., was appointed as Township Solicitor for the year 2012.
Two motions were approved regarding the Brookfield Manor Phase 2 subdivision. The first one requested the incorporation of the preliminary and final approval process into one motion for the subdivision. The second motion approved granting preliminary and final approval process at Brookfield Manor Phase 2, revised, involving the realignment of ten lots fronting Snee Drive and Holly Lynne Drive.
A motion was also made to approve the release of a bond in the amount of $32,560 posted by the developers, Rick and Mary Kaye Gilinski, to guarantee completion of site improvements for Hot Shots—A South Park Saloon at 4099 Brownsville Road.
After a number of other actions were voted on and taken, Deputy Chief McDonough reported that there were 529 service calls, 18 arrests, 30 traffic citations, six parking citations, 54 warnings, five reportable accidents, 11 non-reportable accidents, 72 emergency calls, 12 fire calls, and four deer calls.
Chairman Walter Buchewicz stated that the last two state roads in the township in the “Adopt a Road” program that started six or seven years ago have been adopted by the Friends of South Park.
Full minutes of the meeting are available at the Township Office.