UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS
Resident Jim Hieter described what he called a dangerous stretch of state-owned Kings Highway (Route 29/100) at the Feb. 20 Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting. He said the road between United Church of Christ and the entrance to Lenape Park was the dangerous part he was concerned with.
According to Hieter, a dip or small valley creates a blind spot that makes it dangerous for anyone parked along the road especially when getting in or out of their car.
This depression is particularly dangerous because many drivers are exceeding the speed limit as they crest the hill which obscures their view of the road ahead according to Hieter. They are going too fast for pedestrians or parked motorists to safely react.
Upper Milford Township Supervisor Robert Sentner said, “I don’t know if any of us know what to do,”
Hieter suggested “speed bumps” might help slow traffic down. Township Planning Coordinator Brian Miller suggested moving a portable, flashing speed limit sign to the area.
In other business, engineer Jon Rogers, of Keystone Engineering, requested supervisors approve a credit release for the wellness center being built at 3835 Chestnut St. Supervisors approved the request.
Supervisors also approved a motion to express opposition to PA House Bill 349 – pro municipal code officials “may utilize third-party agencies to supplement the municipal code enforcement program’s plan review and inspection services or may utilize third-party agencies to perform plan review and inspection services in categories which its program does not possess the necessary personnel to administer.”