Town­ship to pur­chase flood-plagued prop­erty

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By D.E. Sch­lat­ter

LOWER MAKEFIELD - The LRwer MDke­fieOd su­per­vLsRrs IRr­mDOOy Dp­prRved D grDnW IrRm WKe PennsyOvDnLD Emer­genFy MDnDge­menW AgenFy (PEMA) WR Euy D 1.3-DFre prRperWy Ln WKe flRRd­pODLn Rn RLver RRDd wKLFK wLOO Ee FRn­verWed IRr puEOLF use.

In D 3-0 vRWe DW LWs Aug. 15 meeWLng, WKe su­per­vLsRrs Dgreed WKDW WKe WRwn­sKLp wLOO use WKe $370,293 Ln Ied­erDO grDnW mRney gLven WKrRugK PEMA WR Euy WKe Sweeney prRperWy DW 196 NRrWK RLver RRDd, wKLFK LnFOudes D yeOORw Rne-sWRry, WKree-Ee­drRRm KRuse wKLFK sLWs Rn WKe rLver sLde RI WKe rRDd­wDy.

AFFRrdLng WR WRwn­sKLp mDnDger Terry FedRrFKDk, WKe prRperWy, wKLFK Ls ORFDWed nRrWK RI I-95 neDr WKe DeODwDre CDnDO mDLnWenDnFe IDFLOLWy, “KDs Eeen WKe GrRund ZerR IRr flRRds.”

He nRWed WKDW 18-IRRW flRRd­wDWers LnundDWe WKe prRperWy, wKLFK sLWs EeORw WKe desLgnDWed DeODwDre RLver flRRd sWDge RI 20 WR 21 IeeW IRr WKDW DreD.

FedRrFKDk sDLd WKDW WKLs Ls WKe WRwn­sKLp’s firsW PEMA DFTuLsLWLRn Dnd prREDEOy LWs ODsW, EeFDuse Ke nRWed WKDW “very Iew prRperWLes Ln LRwer MDke­fieOd TuDOLIy IRr WKese grDnWs,” sRmeWKLng wKLFK Ke sDLd sur­prLsed KLm.

Un­der WKe grDnW, WKe KRmeRwner musW demROLsK WKe KRme Dnd remRve WKe drLvewDy RnFe WKe ODnd WrDn­sIer Ls mDde WR WKe WRwn­sKLp.

AIWer WKe demROLWLRn, WKe WRwn­sKLp wRuOd Ee DEOe WR use WKe prRperWy IRr “reFreDWLRnDO pur­pRses, Ds we see fiW,” FedRrFKDk ex­pODLned, “Rpen spDFe, FDm­pLng.”

AFFRrdLng WR WRwn­sKLp sROLFLWRr -eIIrey GDrWRn, PEMA RnOy DOORws pDssLve reFreDWLRnDO use.

TKe WRwn­sKLp Ls prRKLELWed IrRm puWWLng D EuLOdLng Rn WKe sLWe.

AERuW Rne-WKLrd RI Dn DFre runs DORng WKe rLver EDnk Dnd WKe puEOLF wLOO Ee DOORwed DFFess WR WKe wDWer.

TKe WRwn­sKLp ex­peFWs WR FORse Rn WKe prRperWy Ln mLd-SepWemEer.

In RWKer DFWLRn, WKe WRwn­sKLp RI­fiFLDOOy reOeDsed Ls mLd-yeDr finDnFe repRrW, wKLFK WDOOLes DOO LRwer MDke­fieOd rev­enues Dnd ex­pendLWures IrRm -DnuDry 1 WR -uOy 1, 2012 DFrRss WKe 20 WRwn­sKLp Iunds.

FedRrFKDk WROd WKe su­per­vLsRrs WKDW WKe finDnFes “Dre WrDFkLng exDFWOy Ds we pODnned IRr, Dnd Dre pRsLWLve IRr WKe mRsW pDrW.”

He nRWed WKDW Rne rev­enue DreD Ls dRwn EeFDuse RI WKe EOeDk KRusLng mDrkeW, WKe reDO-es­WDWe WrDn­sIer WDx. HRw­ever, FedRrFKDk sDLd WKDW WKere Ls “Dn RuWsLde FKDnFe WKDW LW wLOO KLW $1 mLOOLRn” Ey WKe end RI WKe yeDr.

TKe WRwn­sKLp KDs FROOeFWed $402,395 Ln reDO es­WDWe WrDn­sIer WDxes Ds RI -uOy 1, Dnd prRMeFWs WKDW LW wLOO WRWDO $1,045,000 Ey WKe DeF. 31, 2012, WKe sDme DmRunW WKDW wDs EudgeWed IRr WKe 2011 fisFDO yeDr. HRw­ever, ODsW yeDr LRwer MDke­fieOd IeOO sKRrW RI WKDW mDrk, FROOeFWLng RnOy $783,853 Ln WrDn­sIer WDxes.

In Dd­dLWLRn, FedRrFKDk sDLd WKDW nRw WKDW WKe BuFks CRunWy sewer Ls­sue KDs Eeen resROved Ln­vROvLng new FRn­sWruFWLRn, TROO BrRWKer Ls ex­peFWed WR Dp­pOy IRr WKree EuLOdLng per­mLWs Ln WKe WRwn­sKLp.

LRwer MDke­fieOd’s EudgeW IRr WKe 2012 fisFDO yeDr Ls $9,824,006. As RI -uOy 1, LW KDs FROOeFWed $7,275,668 Dnd DOORFDWed RnOy $4,292,130.

WLWK WKe mLOd wLnWer, WKe WRwn­sKLp spenW nR mRney IRr snRw remRvDO. One RI WKe ELggesW ex­pendLWures sR IDr Ls WKe pROLFe de­pDrW­menW, wKLFK KDs FRsW WKe WRwn­sKLp $1,977,436 IrRm -Dn.1 WR -uOy 1, DERuW 46 perFenW RI DOO ex­penses Ln WKDW perLRd.

AFFRrdLng WR WKe WRwn­sKLp mDnDger, “DOO pDrDmeWers Dre WrDFkLng DKeDd RI ODsW yeDr, Dnd we dRn’W ex­peFW WKDW WR FKDnge.”

In RWKer news, WKe WRwn­sKLp su­per­vLsRrs DwDrded D prRFODmDWLRn WR WKe LRwer MDke­fieOd SwLm Dnd DLve TeDm IRr FROOeFWLng neDrOy Rne WRn RI IRRd IRr WKe Pen­ndeO FRRd PDnWry.

TKe nRn-prR­fiW FRm­peWLWLve FRm­munLWy EDsed prR­grDm KDs DERuW 360 memEers EeWween 6 Dnd 18 yeDrs ROd. TKe grRup FROOeFWed WKe IRRd EeWween MemRrLDO DDy Dnd -uOy 31 IRr WKe ORFDO IRRd EDnk, wKLFK Ls pDrW RI WKe BuFks CRunWy HRusLng GrRup.

AFFRrdLng WR Amy WDWers, Rne RI WKe pDrenW vROunWeers Ln FKDrge RI WKe FRm­munLWy servLFe prRMeFW, WROd WKe su­per­vLsRrs WKDW WKe Pen­ndeO RrgDnLzDWLRn’s need Ls “Wre­mendRus.”

“TKe firsW dDy we reFeLved Rver 600 pRunds RI IRRd,” sKe sDLd.

WDWers DOsR DFknRwOedged WKe pDWrRns RI WKe WRwn­sKLp pRRO IRr WKeLr sup­pRrW Ln IRRd dRnDWLRns.

“Hunger dResn’W WDke D vDFDWLRn,” sKe exFODLmed.

In pre­senWLng WKe prRFODmDWLRn pODTue, Su­per­vLsRr KrLsWLn TyOer sDLd WKDW WKe grRup sKRws “WKe very EesW WKDW LRwer MDke­fieOd KDs WR RIIer.”

In D 3-0 vRWe Wed­nes­dDy nLgKW, WKe su­per­vLsRrs DOsR Dgreed WR grDnW Dn exWen­sLRn WR WKe finDO ODnd de­veORp­menW pODns IRr CDp­sWRne Ter­rDFe, D pODnned WKreesWRry 185,000 sTuDre IRRW prRIessLRnDO RI­fiFe spDFe DORng I-95 Dnd SWRny HLOO RRDd.

TKe nexW ERDrd RI su­per­vLsRrs meeWLng Ls sFKe­duOed IRr Wed­nes­dDy, SepW. 5.

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