Last of Illegally Dumped Tires Removed from Park

Last of Illegally Dumped Tires Removed from Park

Decreased POTTSGROVE PA – Two males in a boat this week aided fish a pair of illegally dumped tires from the pond at Lower Pottsgrove’s Ringing Rocks Park, 1880 N. Keim St., township Director of Utilities John Fogel noted Friday (Jan. 6, 2023). The haul represented the very last of an approximated 200 tires that were being criminally scattered throughout the park on or all-around Thanksgiving Working day.

The park is now shut to targeted visitors for the wintertime.

Fogel thanked Liberty Hearth Company in Spring Town for offering the boat in which its main, Keith Bliss Jr., and township Community Performs Foreman Tom Palatucci rode throughout the water for a retrieval procedure (at prime). They took with them a claw-hooked line linked to a truck onshore, which independently yanked just about every ice-encrusted tire from its location.

Lower Pottsgrove Police Department detectives are continuing their investigation of the dumping incident, police Chief Rick Bell additional Friday. So are associates of at least two state companies, Bell stated, who have conferred not too long ago with Reduced, Upper and West Pottsgrove, and Douglass (Montgomery) law enforcement about dumping incidents all encountered.

A single that transpired beyond Decreased Pottsgrove just after Thanksgiving involved a state-shielded waterway. That incident attracted the consideration of the condition Fish and Boat Fee, as properly as the environmental crimes device of the condition Legal professional General’s workplace.

Last of Illegally Dumped Tires Removed from Park

Fogel and township public functions staff invested several hours through late November, lifting dozens of rubber vehicle tires of all dimensions out of rocky and forested parts (above) of Ringing Rocks Park, and from edges of its pond. The tires eradicated this 7 days were also considerably into the drinking water for township products to safely and securely arrive at, Fogel spelled out previously.

4 trucks and their motorists were being wanted for various trips, township Supervisor Ed Wagner advised the Board of Commissioners for the duration of its Dec. 15 assembly, to haul the tires back again to the general public is effective parking spot on North Pleasurable Look at Highway. That is the place the Sanatoga Fire Business hosed them off to take out accumulated muck and particles right before the tires would be accepted by recyclers.

Wagner at the time estimated the full price of the clear away-and-recycle procedure at between $750 and $1,000. That was fewer than in the beginning envisioned, he said then, but observed the cash would have been much better invested elsewhere.

Photograph by John Fogel, presented by Lessen Pottsgrove Township

Other protection of the Decrease Pottsgrove board Dec. 15 meeting:

Previous of Illegally Dumped Tires Eliminated from Park
Additional than 200 tires have been scattered above Ringing Rocks Park in Lower Pottsgrove throughout the Thanksgiving holiday getaway. The remaining two were fished out of the park pond this week. Police and condition agencies are nevertheless investigating.

Pruss Hill Road Bridge Accomplished Less than Spending plan
The price tag of replacing the growing older Pruss Hill Street bridge, which re-opened to site visitors in late November, was about $9,000 beneath its $421,300 funds, Reduced Pottsgrove commissioners figured out Thursday.

Five Townships, Boroughs Earn Crime-Combating Resources
Decrease, Upper, and West Pottsgrove townships, and Pottstown and Phoenixville boroughs, are between regional winners just awarded millions of dollars in cash from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.