Town­ship OKs new re­cy­cling con­tract

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE - By Denise Larive For Digital First Me­dia

The Amity Town­ship Board of Su­per­vi­sors unan­i­mously awarded the town­ship’s three­year re­cy­cling col­lec­tion and trans­porta­tion bid to Ea­gle Dis­posal, of East Earl, Lan­caster County.

Town­ship Man­ager Troy Binga­man said Ea­gle’s bid of $457,864 will save the town­ship $700.

“It is fi­nan­cially re­spon­si­ble to save the town­ship money,” said Su­per­vi­sor Terry L. Jones. The con­tract is ef­fec­tive Jan. 2. The sin­gle-stream re­cy­cling col­lec­tion will con­tinue to be ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

When the col­lec­tion day is a hol­i­day, col­lec­tion will oc­cur the next busi­ness day.

The pro­cess­ing and mar­ket­ing con­tract was awarded to J. P. Mascaro & Sons, Birds­boro, based upon their re­bate to the town­ship of $6.25 per ton.

Town­ship Sec­re­tary Pamela Kisch said all other re­cy­cling bid sub­mis­sions would charge a dis­posal fee to the town­ship.

Amity Po­lice Chief An­drew J. Kensey said he would meet Nov. 2 with the Daniel Boone School District’s two school bus com­pa­nies — Klein Trans­porta­tion and New Rhoads Trans­porta­tion Inc. — to de­ter­mine if school bus driv­ers are ex­ceed­ing the 25 mile per hour speed limit on Loy­al­sock Drive.

Vic­to­ria How­ell, a res­i­dent on Loy­al­sock Drive in the Westridge sub­di­vi­sion, said she ob­serves 25 buses go­ing past her house in a 20 minute pe­riod each morn­ing and af­ter­noon.

“They don’t do 25 miles per hour, and I live on a blind hill,” said How­ell.

“I hope it’s a lack of aware­ness and not be­ing done with any fore­thought,” said Kensey to the board on Nov. 1, adding, “GPS did track some over the speed limit.”

“They may not know how fast they are go­ing — we will make them aware.”

Amity Po­lice par­tic­i­pated in a multi-ju­ris­dic­tional so­bri­ety check­point on Sept. 24.

A to­tal of 18 of­fi­cers from Amity, Dou­glass, Bern, and Ex­eter town­ships, as well as the Bor­ough of Shilling­ton and the Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice were a part of the North Cen­tral Re­gional DUI En­force­ment Check Point Pro­gram.

Kensey said the Dou­glass and Amity Town­ship check­points — at Route 562 and Route 422 and River Bridge Road -- re­sulted in 300 con­tacts.

“[The check­point] is a great de­ter­rent for peo­ple drink­ing and driv­ing,” said Kensey.

“We cited 10 mo­tor ve­hi­cle code vi­o­la­tions, made two DUI ar­rests, and two drug ar­rests.”

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