Quarryville police get boost for speed details
By DEBBIE WYGENT, Correspondent
Published: Oct 17, 2007 9:57 PM EST
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. - Easy does it through Quarryville Borough.
Borough police Chief Ken Work told borough council Oct. 1 the police department has received a $20,000 Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development grant for equipment Work said will make speed details a snap.
Work said a new Enradd speed timing device will make it much easier for the department, which also polices Providence Township, to run speed details. He said the borough is currently using loaner equipment from the county.
He said the grant will allow the police department to have a complete computer upgrade and equip its third car with a new laptop computer, meaning all police cars will be fully computer-equipped.
The police department answered 82 calls of consequence in September, which included 10 arrests and 10 crashes. Work said there were several burglaries during the month, and one contraband substance violation Sept. 19, the night of the Solanco Fair Parade. Work, however, said there were no major policing problems during this year's fair.
Borough council set trick-or-treat night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
In other business, council approved a redesigned storm-water plan for Wayne Herr and released $17,636 in escrow funds for Chris Fisher but retained $12,390 until outstanding items are completed.
Council also agreed to allow Solanco High School to use the Legion Park and Hoffman Building for its 2008 graduation ceremony, provided the school district takes responsibility for all costs of required services such as fire police coverage.
Council also received a personally-delivered thank-you from Katrina Anderson, director of Quarryville Public Library for its help in securing a $25,000 Keystone grant for automatic sliding doors for the library.
"You guys really get it," she said. "You understand what it takes to set up and support a library. I am very grateful."
Anderson said circulation in Quarryville is on the rise even though library circulation nationally is declining. She said libraries also are becoming destinations for other things such as meetings and computer use. She said the library is adding digital photography classes to its offerings and told council it was getting a good return on its investment.
"Where else can you get a bang for you buck like that?" Anderson said.