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October 31, 2014
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Lackawaxen parcel approved as boat launch


There is a question about who can enforce rules on the river, and the answer is apparently not the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). When attempts were made to report bad behavior, residents said, PSP said they were not going to respond. Others said when the police did arrive, it was an hour or so later, and nothing could be done. The reigning authority on the Lackawaxen is the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and according to residents it is also not responsive.

The town is the last line of defense. Residents can file complaints with the town, whose code enforcer can initialize an investigation and fine KC or revoke their non-conforming use permit. KC can be contacted directly as well.

After making small corrections, the proposal goes back to KC attorneys. When agreed on and the board approves it, a permit will be issued.