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Collier Circle resident Michael Gale spoke before Council this month and suggested that residents be informed when the Highway Department applies herbicides in our parks so the chemicals can have a chance to to dry.
Mike Gale told Council and Barbara Ormsby of the DelCo Times he called a telephone number listed on a container of weed killer to ask how long it takes that product to dry after an application. “I was told there is a four-hour re-entry time before the area should be used,” Gale said, adding that he lives near Hetzel Park where there is a play area for young children. “I think that’s fair enough,” council President Bob Berger told Gale of his suggestion.
Another resident, who told council that the borough could make a lot of money by catching speeders on Sellers Avenue, was assured by Police Chief Mark Bascelli that there have been several police details assigned to the Sellers Avenue area to enforce the speed limit.
In another matter, Bascelli spoke of the recent attempted abduction of a Ridley Middle School seventh-grade student in the area of East Rodgers Street and Harrison Street as she was walking to school. The girl reportedly managed to escape from the back seat of the van where she was being held.
“Fortunately she was able to escape. She was taken against her will. Any information, I would appreciate a phone call,” Bascelli said.
In addition, council approved a minimum municipal obligation of $118,501 for the 2015 police pension fund requirement.