Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How are things going with the State Police?

To be of assistance to area residents, we have decided to have a section devoted to the monthly reports given by the State Police. We thought it might be interesting to compare the statistical data with last year’s. Hopefully this will be of help to each of our residents. As part of our statistical reporting, if any concerns are expressed at the Board of Supervisors’ Meetings we will include a summary. It is our hope this will give every resident a complete and unbiased view.

A Monthly Reporting of Wallace Police Activity

Police Activity
Calls for Service and Traffic Activity
Police Activity
Calls for Service and Traffic Activity
January*146 26
February**161 26

*One concern expressed was the time delay in responding to traffic accidents on snowy days. Apparently the State Police prioritize accident calls on snowy days. Accidents that involve injuries to motorist are given top priority, not by time of the call. Hopefully, the Supervisors will monitor this carefully and respond accordingly as they continue to evaluate Police in Wallace Township.

**In February there was a runaway at Devereux School. The State Police brought in a helicopter to locate the student. We were told by the Supervisors that the State Police had resources that would be available when needed. This was definitely demonstrated in this instance.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

School House Grant - $35,000 Approved!

The grant applied for by the BOS to restore the Indiantown School House on fairview road was finalized and approved by the State. The much needed $35,000 will be used very soon to replace the dilapidated roof. A bid package is to go out soon for vendors to bid on replacing the roof with new cedar shingles, installing gutters, and basically renewing everything on the school house above the stucco. Any monies left over from the roof replacement project will be used on repairing other exterior wear. It was noted by the engineers who reviewed the current condition of the bell tower that it was in no danger of falling off the roof. This dispelled another rumor spread on our favorite blog.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Voice Blasts Supervisor Then Bans Him From Posting

After battling back and forth for days with Supervisor Jones the Wallace Voice closed down their site preventing anymore posts. Except that is from cmp11 the admin of the site. cmp11 then preceded to blast away with the typical litany of false statements knowing that Supervisor Jones could not defend himself. This should be of no surprise, as no one has been able to respond freely in the past, because any posts that did not criticize the BOS were frequently deleted. So much for freedom of speech...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

DLN Article - Property Taxes Eliminated in Wallace Township

The article is really well written, although the title is pretty lousy. Why the news media always has to try to put a negative spin on things, or at least bury the good news and make it almost seem like bad news is always disappointing. If you just read the headline you might think the there was no more police coverage and something else in the article was going to address some sort of bad tax news. Like one of our local blogs sometimes you have a story line and you stick to it even when the facts contradict you...
Click here to view DLN Article

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

$35,000 Grant for Indiantown Schoolhouse

The township has received preliminary approval for $35,000 in funding from the state for repairs to the Indiantown Schoolhouse. After routine state verifications the grant should be ready to utilize on much needed repairs to the exterior of the schoolhouse.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Organizational Meeting Tonight @ 7:30pm

The Wallace Township Organizational meeting is set for tonight at 7:30pm to be followed by a regular BOS meeting. We linked to the agenda from the township's website under current documents to the right.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

State Police To Patrol Wallace at Midnight Tonight

State Police will begin patrolling Wallace Township tonight at midnight. Here are some interesting links and phone numbers to familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania State Police. Residents should still call 911 in case of emergency, but now have the option of contacting the State Police directly at 484-340-3241.

Phone Numbers:
Fire/Medical Emergency/Police Emergency: 911
Police Emergency/PA State Police - Embreeville: 484-340-3241

State Police Website
PSP's CALEA Certification
Wallace will be patrolled by: Troop J out of Embreeville, PA
PSP Aviation Unit (PSP has 7 Bell Jet Ranger helicopters and 5 "High Wing" airplanes)
State Police Find Many Child Safety Seats Are Improperly Installed

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Township Eliminates the Property Tax ($771.45 per family)

This past Monday the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to eliminate the property tax. Yes, you heard it right. Your property tax bill is $0. That is 0 mils. Nada property taxes. With the economy floundering this is good news for Wallace Township residents. As our previous post calculated this will save the average family in Wallace Township $771.45 per year. The budget also includes a $100,000 surplus and sets aside funds to restore the historic Indiantown Schoolhouse.

Wallace Township 2009 Budget

Friday, December 26, 2008

Eliminate the School Property Tax

Here is an interesting site that supports legislation to eliminate the school property tax. We agree with those that say this is a great burden on families, especially seniors in our community. It is not fair that those who have worked hard their whole life to pay off there home still have to essentialy pay rent to the government to remain in their home. Home ownership and property rights are the back bone of this country. Something does need to be done about property taxes accross the board in the state of PA.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Wallace Voters! Check out this great skit about an Inn Keeper named Stuart who discovers something strange is going on in his barn.