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Police officer hirings approved in Salisbury Township

The hiring of three new Salisbury Township police officers has been approved.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners approved the hiring at its May 11 meeting.

Offers for employment are expected to go to William Solly, Kyle Smith and Thomas Chiapetta, according to Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich.

The motion to hire the entry-level police officers was made from the Civil Service Commission eligibility list.

In other business at the May 11 meeting, motions approved by commissioners were:

- Accept the time extension to Aug. 31 for the preliminary-final land development at 206 E. Lynwood St.

- Award the bid for 2023 township paving program to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions, LLC, Emmaus, for the bid amount of $405,024.63.

During board discussion, township Commissioner Alex Karol and board of commissioners Vice President Rodney Conn expressed support for Pennsylvania State Legislature Senate Bill 459, which would allow municipal police officers to use radar for speed enforcement in municipalities. State Sen. Nick Miller, D-14th, who represents Salisbury Township, is a sponsor of the bill.

During public discussion, a resident complained about geese at Laubach Park and the new stormwater basins not draining in Laubach Park.

Another resident asked the township administration to consider planting American chestnut trees in township parks.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners’ next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. May 25 in the meeting room of the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

The 7 p.m. May 10 Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting was canceled. The 7 p.m. May 24 Salisbury Township Planning Commission meeting is canceled.

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