Print Edition Highlights - November 15, 2018

Mobile home destroyed by fire

By Marie Chomicki

Billows of smoke and redhot shooting flames could be seen for miles after a mobile home with several additions caught fire Monday afternoon Nov. 12 in Franklin Township behind Young's Grove mobile home park.

More than 50 firefighters attacked the wall of fire that erupted at 4:50 p.m, Chief Scott McClintock, Northern York County Fire & Rescue said.

"We tried to save it," McClintock, said, but it was "remodeled with multiple roofs with gaps" that made it unstable for firemen to get inside.

Photo by Curt Werner

Northern York County Fire and Rescue firefighters Jon Altland and Leonard Wiederhoeft work to extinguish a mobile home fire at the end of Miller Street, Franklin Twp. Monday night. The home was vacant. The structure was fully engulfed when crews arrived.


Residents to see trash bill hike

By Peggie Williams

Franklintown Borough residents will see a $6 increase in their quarterly trash bills in 2019. Waste Management was the only company to bid and they came in at a higher rate than residents are currently paying. The service will continue to include four cans, one bulk item and recycling every week. An updated list of permitted items for recycling will be going out to residents.

Council tabled approving the new box card assignments for the new fire company. These designate which fire companies are called first to an area and have undergone some changes with the merger of Dillsburg Citizens Hose Company #1 and Franklintown Community Fire Company. Council wants to talk to a representative from the new company, Northern York County Fire and Rescue, to explain the changes.

The 2019 Franklintown Borough budget is ready for public review. There is no tax increase, but a decision needs to be made whether to pay the borough secretary by the hour or by salary. It will be voted on at the December 5 meeting.

Ownership of detention pond under scrutiny

By Carolyn Hoffman

Residents from Memphord Estates turned out to the Monaghan Township supervisors’ November meeting to find out who was responsible to correct an unmaintained detention pond. Determining the answer will take time and research.

As solicitor Stacey MacNeal reported, the answer is not clear cut and falls into a legal gray area. Normally, a homeowners association becomes responsible for such maintenance, but Memphord residents chose not to have that association. However, the subdivision for the development indicates one was to be created. The original developers of Memphord Estates have also retired or since passed and may not be available.

The detention area has become overgrown, and now needs to be cleaned up and cleared out, in order for Monaghan to comply with state stormwater regulations, better known as MS4. The cost, according to engineer Greg Rogalski, will be in the thousands of dollars, as there are now large trees and undergrowth filling the basin, and it is not functioning as it should.

Photo by Curt Werner

Monaghan Township supervisors are trying to find out who is responsible to correct an unmaintained detention pond, above, that starts near Autumn Drive in Memphord Estates.



Band earns first at Cavalcade of Bands Championships

The Northern High School Marching Band earned first place with a score of 92.7 in the Liberty A Division at the Cavalcade of Bands Championships on Nov. 10 in Allentown, Pa.

The Marching Band received High Visual, for cleanliness of visual performance; High Effect, interpretation of music by musicians and High Percussion, for clean sounds.

After the competition, an escort was given by the Northern York County Fire and Rescue Truck from Route 15 to the high school.

Photo by Curt Werner

Northern Band seniors Isaac Staats, Kari Henry, Rachel Schieb, Emily McLean, Bri Hertz, Olivia Shaffer, Kylie Patterson, Andrew Van Sickler and Matthew Harper with their plaques and banner.

DASC ends season with two wins, CPYSL champ

By Andy Sandrik

Dillsburg Area Soccer Club wrapped up its fall season with two wins in Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer League action.
The DASC girls went 1-0-2 and got a victory from the U12 Avalanche, while the DASC boys posted a 1-3 record and got a win from the U13 Raptors.

Another boys team, the U11 Sonic, lost their final game of the season, but were still able to celebrate as champions of Division 3-Red thanks to a 7-1 fall campaign.

Photo by Carla B. Long

Dillsburg’s U10 Dynamite, posted a 4-0-4 record to capture CPSYL's Division 1 title. Pictured from left, front row are Melanie Huffman, Brynn Nickey, Isabella Yohn, Mackenzie Siler, Emerson Basinger and Victoria Klunk. Second row: Ellie Keough, Claire Peperak, Caitlyn Swartz, Olivia Tyson, Makaelyn Speelman and Briannah Nelson. Third row: Head Coach Kristin Peperak, assistant coaches Dan Peperak and Ryan Siler.

For more information see the November 15, 2018 edition.




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