New Township Fire Police Officer Takes His Oath

New Township Fire Police Officer Takes His OathLOWER FREDERICK PA – Board of Supervisors’ Vice President Ron Kerwood was new at administering oaths of office, he admitted Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2017). “Bear with me, folks, because I’ve never done this before,” he told a crowd assembled for the board’s regular business meeting. Township resident William “Bill” Rubery was new, too, at least as an incoming member of the township fire police unit.

The Bible on which Rubery pledged his oath of office, however, was tattered and well-worn, like some people profess it should be. Together Rubery, Kerwood, and the Bible all made it though the ceremony unscathed.

The new volunteer officer’s oath was one of several business items on the board’s agenda. It also:

  • Granted conditional final approval to the Ragusa Tract subdivision, but imposed a new condition that required solving a controversy over alleged incursion on its tree buffer zone before construction could begin;
  • Authorized payments to Lobar Inc. and Garden Spot Electric related to work on the sewer plant renovations, and also agreed to three separate but related change orders;
  • Heard resident complaints about traffic violations and speeding on Gerloff and Yerger roads, Cemetery Lane, and Village Drive; and
  • Heard reports from its consultants and department heads.

Photo by The Post Publications

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