TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA – “Please help me. I don’t know where else to turn,” pleaded an 86-year-old woman at the Texas Township Board of Supervisors August 3 meeting. The woman, …
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA – “Please help me. I don’t know where else to turn,” pleaded an 86-year-old woman at the Texas Township Board of Supervisors August 3 meeting. The woman, who asked that her name be withheld, was referring to a longtime nuisance property adjacent to her home.
“Today they had trucks idling for hours. With my windows open because of the heat [more than 90 degrees], I couldn’t breathe for the exhaust fumes. I have to sell my home to get away from that, but when buyers see what’s next door, they walk away.”
Supervisor Don Doney explained that the speaker had called the township office earlier in the day to complain about the fumes and general conditions at the neighboring property. “We’ll help you,” said Doney. “We’ll get the state police and go over there.”
“Thank you,” replied the woman. “I’m sorry about the way I talked to you today on the phone. I’m not usually that way. I’d just reached the end of my rope.”
“It’s all right,” Doney assured her. “We should have done something sooner.”
In other business, Doney outlined township highway department efforts to clear ditches and storm drains in preparation for tropical storm Isaias, which passed through Wayne County on August 4. “We may have to revise driveway permits, to make homeowners aware that they, not we, are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their driveway drainage pipes and ditches.
The next Texas Township Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for August 17.