August 21, 1988 |
About 45 Pennsbury residents last week questioned a proposal to install 19 fire hydrants in the township. The chief concern among residents at Monday night's Board of Supervisors meeting was the high cost of the hydrants and the prospect that the cost might rise. Under the plan, Pennsbury Township would pay the $200-per-hydrant installation fee, and the properties served by each hydrant would split the $228 yearly rental fee. Each hydrant would serve properties within a 780-foot radius.
July 19, 1995 |
On the heels of another heat wave, I thought it appropraite to respond to your editorial, "Guess what - its hot" (June 23), and address why the redundancy of our message about the dangers of hydrant misuse does not lessen the importance of the message, nor justify use of hydrants for recreational purposes. Illegally opening fire hydrants drains water that is essential to supplying the needs of residents and businesses, and defeats a hydrant's ability to avert tragedy in firefighting situations.
July 23, 1991 |
Water gushed full force from the fire hydrant at Palethorp and Cambria streets yesterday afternoon, but Roland Thompson of the Water Department drove right on by. "That's a bad corner," he said. "Drug dealers. " Teen-agers leaped happily in the rushing water, possibly unaware of their source of protection. "You don't just jump out at those corners and shut the hydrant off," Thompson explained. "They'll take you and throw you under that hydrant and drown your behind. They'll kill you. We'll get it, if we can get to it. " He called in the location to a two-man crew on his radio.
January 15, 1989 |
Despite concerns about the borough's antiquated water system, the Parkesburg council decided Monday to pay the City of Coatesville Authority the $1,584 it had withheld in rent on faulty fire hydrants and to ask that an authority representative meet with the council. Borough Solicitor Norman J. Pine advised the council Monday that it could not justify withholding rents on any hydrant that was working. But, Pine said, the borough is not required to pay in advance, as the authority had requested.
July 14, 2011
I am writing concerning a photograph in Wednesday's paper that showed children playing in front of a fire hydrant. Unfortunately, the photo is sending the wrong message to your readers. While frolicking in the spray produced by fire hydrants can be fun, it can also be extremely dangerous. The pressure produced by hydrants can produce bodily harm to children. It is also extremely important to point out that improper use of fire hydrants can cause water-main breaks, damage properties, and hamper the efforts of fighting a fire.
January 31, 2001 |
Portions of a judge's recommendation that would allow Pennsylvania-American Water Co. to buy Coatesville's water authority have been appealed to the state Public Utility Commission. The City of Coatesville Authority, Pennsylvania-American Water Co. and a Coatesville resident filed the appeals Monday. Last week, Louis G. Cocheres, a commission administrative law judge, recommended the approval of a $48 million deal that allows Pennsylvania-American to buy the city's authority.
July 16, 1992 |
Woodbury's superintendent of public works was suspended yesterday without pay for a month for allowing department employees to keep money derived from selling old city fire hydrants and water meters. The City Council voted unanimously to suspend Raymond Jack after a 5 1/2- hour hearing that ended early yesterday morning. The hearing, open to the public at Jack's request, came nearly a month after the council suspended Jack with intent to dismiss for allowing employees to sell outdated water meters and fire hydrants to scrap dealers for several dollars each.
October 8, 1996 |
Taxes in the township may go down by about $40 for some residents next year if the supervisors approve the administration's proposed budget, one supervisor said. The savings, however, would not come from the typical sources of real estate or earned-income taxes. The township instead plans to take over fees that residents pay for fire hydrants, reducing by 27 percent the average resident's non-income tax bill of about $147. The move, though unusual, would be fair to all residents, explained Supervisors Chairman Raymond "Skip" Goodnoe.
June 25, 1992 |
An investigation of scrap metal sales in the Woodbury City Public Works Department has led to the suspension of the department's top two managers. Woodbury City Police are investigating allegations that Superintendent Raymond Jack permitted an employee to falsify time sheets and allowed money from the sale of city property to go to employees. The City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to suspend Jack, without pay, with the intention to dismiss him. Jack said that he would request a hearing before the Council next Tuesday.
July 11, 1991 |
The day was hot and miserable, and little Krystal Stankiewicz was begging to join her friends who were cooling off at an open fire hydrant. Her parents said no, but Krystal, 3, persisted until she finally got their OK to dip her toes in the puddle of water. Suddenly, as Krystal's father stood nearby, the spray of water turned into a forceful gush, apparently when someone removed the sprinkler cap from the hydrant. It pushed 30-pound Krystal into the middle of the street and into the path of a car. The car struck Krystal, crushing her head and chest.