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Public Safety Committee
Meeting Minutes

June 9, 2010

Approval of Minutes deferred pending receipt of same from chair.

Visitors/Public Comment

Maryanne Surla commented on need for signage to control speed on Marshall Rd. The Committee based on advice of Chief Kortan authorized a request for PennDOT study as this is a state highway. Ms. Surla further advocated for school safety programs. This issue will be further discussed at future meetings.

Robert Pisani, Tua Tran, Hao Phan and Mike Tran representing the Buddhist Temple expressed concerns about speeding on Nyaack vehicle and particular dangers posed to minor members of the congregation and neighborhood children. Various options were discussed. Committee agreed to have new cautionary signs installed and schedule neighborhood meeting to discuss other options urged by guests due to implications on parking spaces and other general concerns.

Mayor’s Corner

Presented request from citizen about a possible dangerous dog ordinance. Existing ordinances were discussed and will be inventoried and analyzed at future meeting.

Fire Chief/Marshall will be absent, action items addressed at June mtg.
Councilwoman English to obtain information needed for annual report re equipment.

Police Chief

  • Street issues on Stratford (Dead End and Ravine). Chief Kortan reported on interview with property owner to determine boundary line. Further consultation with solicitor before course of action recommended.
  • Cannot make any available to discuss Neighborhood Watch at June 24 Sycamore Park Meeting. Desire to schedule different night.
  • New signage added on Shadeland Ave indicating No parking zones as discussed at May public meeting.
  • Bank robber collar had roots in Neighborhood Watch reporting.

Old Business

  • Traffic Advisory Protocols – Chief to type up based on Swarthmore Ordinance. Deferred.
  • Status of proposed Food-based Home-based Ordinance – Being reviewed by Codes Committee
  • Fire Safety Code/Code Enforcement Joint Session outcome to be determined.
  • Enforcement of 3 strikes Problem Property Ordinance. Discussion deferred,
  • Participation in Night Out Program in August to be connected to Neighborhood Watch Trainings. Mayor to offer water ice incentives to participants from discretionary funds. Program materials are ordered.
  • Tenant’s Bill of Rights. Philadelphia Property Manager Ordinance Discussion deferred.
  • Board that Hires Crossing Guards – Ordinance reviewed but additional information incorporating statutes needed fro further discussion.

New Business

  • Business Owner Parking Permit Policies & procedures Reviewed.
  • Arranging Car Seat check at Farmers Market Event. Possibly July 31 or Aug 24.
  • Civil Service Commission Reorganized and Annual report is forthcoming
  • Discussion of Noise Control Regulations.
  • LEDC request for crossing guards discussed. Majority favored providing grant to LEDC to do hiring and Borough provide training.
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