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Snyder continues talks about police patrols around school

Snyder Township supervisors continued talks last evening about jurisdiction questions for Hospital Road and Clay Avenue near the Tyrone Area School District buildings.
Supervisors approved township solicitor Allen Gibboney to proceed with a scheduled meeting with the assistant district attorney to discuss police jurisdiction questions.
Gibboney will also continue background work needed for a potential agreement between the township and the Tyrone Area School District.
Police coverage is being sought specifically during the time of student arrival in the morning and dismissal in the afternoon. The area in question is not on school property but in Snyder Township. The proposed area of coverage does not go into Tyrone Borough borders.
The school district is developing a plan to employ an officer to police certain geographic areas that will be determined as meetings between the district and township continue.
The problems to be addressed with the police patrols include students smoking, littering or loitering in these areas.
Recently, a meeting was attended by district, township, Tyrone Hospital and Tyrone Borough officials regarding the question of police protection.
Township supervisor Buddy Daughenbaugh approached Tyrone Borough at a recent council meeting as well. The borough indicated it could not logistically provide police service during the time period requested and said it lacked manpower to fulfill the request.
In other township news, supervisors approved to rename the road beginning at Old Route 220 to Gardner Road as VanScoyoc Road after residents said it is confusing for 911 emergency workers to locate addresses when calls go out.
A public comment time was held before supervisors adopted Resolution 2006-2 “to show support to the Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Company to approve the borrowing and the issuance of an obligation evidencing such indebtedness by the Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Company from and to Manufactures and Traders Trust Company for the financing of the purchase by the Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Company of certain fire fighting apparatus and engine/rescue equipment”.
The township is in no way obligated to pay for the loan but held the public hearing to aid the fire company into receiving a better interest rate on the loan. Bald Eagle Fire Chief Scott Illig said the fire company already received the loan, and the meeting was just a stipulation for the lower interest rate.
Supervisors also approved to advertise for the purchase of 10 to 12 acres of land in the Bald Eagle, Vail or VanScoyoc area for the use of a proposed recreation area, including baseball fields.
Also, there will be a public meeting at the Snyder Township municipal building on April 11 at 7 p.m. to introduce the project, review information and gather public feedback on safety and traffic concerns for the bridge rehabilitation project on SR 1014 over the Little Juniata River and detour required for the related construction activities in Ironville.