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Routine business discussed at Snyder Township meeting

Snyder supervisors continued discussion Monday evening about jurisdiction questions for Hospital Road and Clay Avenue near the Tyrone Area School District buildings.
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.
The township’s solicitor, Allen Gibboney, will continue background work needed for a potential agreement between the township and the Tyrone Area School District. Supervisors indicated on Monday evening that they wanted to have the agreement in place by the first day of school.
Also at the meeting, supervisors approved approximately $11,100 as the first installment of the budgeted $35,000 donation to the Bald Eagle Fire Company for 2006.
The fire company is purchasing a new fire truck, ordered from the Crimson Fire Equipment Company, which is being built according to the fire company’s specifications.
Fire Chief, Scott Illig said in a previous Daily Herald article that the $416,000 addition to the Bald Eagle Fire Company’s fleet is a worthy investment for the future as the area continues to grow.
He also said in the article that the money the township budgets for the fire company is used to maintain the building and pay the bills. However, the fire company’s various fundraisers such as gun shows, dinners and flower sales go into the truck fund.
Among other issues, supervisors:
• approved purchasing a fireproof safe for the computer software and disc back-ups which, according to the township agenda, need to be kept in a climate-controlled environment;
• were presented with the 2005 audit report and
• held an executive session on a personnel matter, with no action taken at the meeting.