Updates from Senator Tobash:
Are You Getting More Telemarketing Calls?
If you signed up for the state’s Do-Not-Call list but are still receiving telemarketing calls, you may need to renew your registration. Under state law, registrations are only active for five years. The Do-Not-Call list, established in 2002, has been successful in reducing solicitations to both residential and mobile numbers. However, exceptions to the Do-Not-Call law allow political candidates, charitable organizations, and entities with whom there is a business relationship to place calls to your phone number.
Legislation has passed the House to make the registrations permanent, but that bill is stalled in the Senate. Many Pennsylvanians are also on the national Do-Not-Call list, and registrations on that list are permanent.
Slow Down for School Buses, Pedestrians
School bells will be ringing soon as local school districts will start classes in the next couple of weeks. Motorists are reminded to use additional caution on roadways with school buses and other school transportation vehicles soon taking to the road.
Pennsylvania law requires that motorists stop at least 10 feet away from school buses when their red lights are flashing and their stop arm is extended. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn. Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.
Penalties for failure to obey school bus safety laws can result in a $250 fine, five points on a driving record and a 60-day license suspension. Parents are reminded to ensure that their children are at the bus stop early to avoid rushing. Students should stay where the bus driver can see them while boarding or exiting the bus.
Don’t forget to attend the board meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 1pm. REMEMBER, this is your association and your voice matters so if you have an issue speak up or leave a comment in the “suggestion/comment” box in the barn.
Click on the link below for information on the 2016 Senior Expo
I received this information in my e-mail and wanted to share with the community. I’m posting here for those who are not on FB
Photos Sought for Vietnam War Wall Honorees
If you have a family member who served during Vietnam and whose name is etched upon the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is working with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on its Wall of Faces program.
The groups are currently searching for photos to match every single name on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall for a virtual exhibit. Currently, Pennsylvania still needs nearly 400 pictures of Pennsylvanians who served and died in Vietnam.
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An update to all membership regarding RES and the wetlands
We are still waiting for Mike Comstock to give us a date for his presentation on work done on other wetlands and information needed to move forth for a “vote by membership” pertaining to RES and our property. He has been on vacation and his engineer has also been on vacation. They will be getting a date ready for us to meet and hear what their intents will be.
I also was away for a week giving us a big overlap of about 2 months. Hopefully this issue can be addressed and presented so everyone has all the necessary information to make a decision. As soon as I am informed of a meeting date it will be posted in the bulletin boards and since this is of great concern, we will most likely do a mail drop to all members and residents so no one is missed. To date no one has been informed of any updates.
At this time, I would also like to thank everyone for taking pride in their property and cleaning up. We still have a few that need work and we are working on getting them done. The Village is looking 90% better. I appreciate everyone going out in the heat or getting help in getting the work done. I am currently getting ready to work on the cul-de-sacs to make them look much nicer. We have great ideas and hopefully people will enjoy using them.
There is not going to be a big cost as most of the plants and benches have been donated. The work is being done by the Building and Grounds Committee. The rotten shed has been removed at no cost and the men have added horse-shoe and quoits pits for everyone to use. The clubhouse has been cleaned up and screening placed over the back to deter rain from coming in. This work is done by our volunteers and is greatly appreciated. Thank You to our men and ladies for all your work.
Bonnie Dai Brown, Pres.
Roberta – I would also like to voice my opinion regarding the proposed presentation by RES, it was mentioned at the last Board meeting RES was going to show us a lovely movie on projects they have done elsewhere, I for one don;t give a hoot what they have done else where, my concern and request to them was a clear presentation of their intentions for OUR area, not some Disney Fantasia of their past projects. As of yet we have absolutely no idea of their intentions. I hope our Village residents realize how very important this issue is and do make every effort to attend the meetings and become well informed.
Roberta – Thats a good point Annamarie, big business is sure not going to be keeping our best interests in mind, they are entering into ventures for their benefit, not ours so keep in mind while it may sound profitable for us, there can be hidden clauses and catches involved that could in the long run cost us dearly. Be wary of those bearing gifts.
Annamarie – f I respond to anything on this it will be in my name not the village’s opinion – There will be a lot to question and think about and let’s remember we’re dealing with big business not a small non-profit.
Roberta – Regarding the enviornmental proposal I would like to say that I see no benefit in it at all but do see a great loss, we have precious little amenites in our Village so why do we want to start giving away what we have worked so hard for and finally can call our very own. I for one was drawn to move to Swatara Village because of the beautiful surroundings, I also purchased my specific residence because of the privacy and natural setting. I realize that not all of us share the same concept of beauty, I find beauty in the natural order of things not a planned and manufactured contrivance, Before any changes are made there should be an in depth investigation into this project or we may find in years to come many regrets for hasty action. Don’t be pushed into something.Think carefully, ask many questions and make your own decisions on this most important issue.
I have posted this on FB. For those of you not on FB I’m also starting a conversation here on our web site.
There is so much concern, rumors etc circulating the village about the environmental issue. I would like to start a discussion here on FB. All comments and ideas are accepted BUT any attacking of anyone will be deleted. So please share your concerns or your opinion here. And if you hear a rumor do post it and ask if it’s true.