Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Beth Tp Repeals Controversial Birdfeeder Ordinance
Commissioners were reacting to concerns raised by Diane and Bill Ganssle, whose birdfeeders have attracted 75 different bird species over the past 25 years. That nearly came to an end when an anonymous neighbor complained to Township officials that they needed to be enclosed and covered. The Ganssles attempted to use one that complied with the Township ordinance, but the only animals attracted were squirrels. Ironically, the ordinance was designed to keep rodents away.
In other business, Commissioners approved purchase orders for items included in this year's budget. Hendershot Door Systems will receive $10,390 for new garage doors on the police side of the municipal building; General Supply Co. will be paid $7,670 for locker room doors at the community center. An additional $58,000 will pay for new equipment for public Works.
Commissioners will meet again on Monday, March 17, 7 pm at the Township municipal building, located at 4225 Easton Avenue. The public is always invited to attend, and has the right to comment during a "courtesy of the floor" at the beginning of every meeting.