Upper Milford supervisors Nov. 20 adopted a tentative 2015 budget of $2.5 million which holds the line on taxes at the current rate of 0.171 mills. The budget will be advertised and available for review for a month before being finally adopted at supervisors' year-end meeting.
Supervisors made no comment on the proposed budget, which had been discussed at an earlier workshop, other than George DeVault saying, "everybody involved [in preparing the budget] deserves a pat on the back."
Upper Milford supervisors said last week they would consider imposing traffic restrictions at two small intersections on Chestnut Street if the state goes forward with a traffic light at the intersection of Allen and Chestnut streets.
The restrictions would most likely ban left turns from those streets on to Chestnut, thus directing all left turn traffic to the light at Allen Street.
It's church bazaar season.
Upper Milford supervisors are considering implementing Knox Boxes on local businesses.
Knox Boxes are a brand of metal boxes attached to the outside of buildings, usually businesses, with keys to the business locked inside, making access easier for emergency personnel.
The two township fire departments have suggested the system and supervisors Robert Sentner and George DeVault last week said the boxes are a good idea. Supervisor Daniel Mohr was absent to attend the Vera Cruz Halloween parade, delayed a day due to rain.
Sports Illustrated magazine for awhile ran a regular feature called "Sport – Not a Sport" in which it debated whether certain activities, such as cheerleading, ice dancing or synchronized swimming were really sports.
Whether those examples are sports is certainly debatable, at least they all involve some level of physical proficiency and effort.
But there's one activity that is televised on ESPN2, no less, every Fourth of July that is most emphatically not a sport – the disgusting spectacle called the Hot Dog Eating Contest.