East Penn Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
press photo by douglas gravesPaul Moessner watches his daughter Rachel Moessner describe her encounter with goats grazing near and standing on Chestnut Street near the intersection with Beck Road at the Nov. 2 meeting of the Upper Milford Township Supervisors. “I had to swerve to miss them,” Rachel said. press photo by douglas gravesPaul Moessner watches his daughter Rachel Moessner describe her encounter with goats grazing near and standing on Chestnut Street near the intersection with Beck Road at the Nov. 2 meeting of the Upper Milford Township Supervisors. “I had to swerve to miss them,” Rachel said.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Local News

Tentative 2018 budget approved; no tax increase expected

Upper Milford Township Supervisors approved a tentative 2018 budget of about $2 million at the Nov. 2 workshop meeting.

According to Jessi O’Donald, secretary/treasurer and right-to-know officer, there will be no tax increases. The final budget will be approved at a later meeting.

In other business, goats on the road caused resident Rachel Moessner to swerve her car to avoid hitting the animals as they grazed near and walked on Chestnut Street near its intersection with Beck Road.

Moessner said she had seen goats in the vicinity in the past and she believes they create a serious traffic problem.

Glenn Rimer, an employee of a local business near Chestnut Street, said in an interview he had also seen goats on Chestnut Street. “I saw two little ones last week,” Rimer said. “There were two cars pulled over and one woman was walking toward the goats.”

George DeVault, chairman of the Upper Milford Township Supervisors, was asked if any goats or people have been injured by traffic accidents related to the goats. “No. We’ve been lucky so far,” DeVault said.

Supervisor Robert Sentner said he planned to call the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

It was not clear who owns the goats.

The next Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16; workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the township building, 5671 Chestnut St., Old Zionsville.