The Salisbury Township Police Department participated in the latest wave of Buckle Up PA enforcement in May.
The enforcement details are funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Salisbury Police Department senior patrol officer, Bryan Losagio, the township's traffic safety officer, said the seatbelt enforcement, along with other motor vehicle code enforcement, took place in various areas of the township. Enforcement took place during daytime and evening hours.
Losagio reported the following statistics from the traffic safety details.
Three goats were brought to the Salisbury Township's administration building along South Pike Avenue June 3, to help clean up a stormwater detention pond adjacent to the building overgrown with poison ivy and an invasion of Japanese knotweed.
The environmentally-friendly solution to the overgrowth problem was arranged by the township's Environmental Advisory Council made up of Bob Agonis; Glenn Miller; Jane Benning; Kreg Ulery, chair; Township Commissioner representative to the group Joanne Ackerman; Karen El Chaar; Glenn Miller; and Mary Anne Stinner, all of Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury High School chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education recognized the 10 SHS graduating students with the highest cumulative average for the 2015 graduating class with a breakfast May 26.
After keeping the details of the outdoor student assembly under wraps, Salisbury High School administrators and teachers accompanied students to the front lawn and parking lot at the school early morning May 22, where they saw two motor vehicles tangled together in a mock accident.
Students Against Drunk Driving advisor Tanya Kennedy set the scene as students stood quietly at the scene of the mock accident.
The fire call to the Lehigh County 911 Center by Salisbury Township tax collector Linda Minger 3:35 p.m. April 29 reported flames from a brush fire to the rear of her home in the 2300 block of Honeysuckle Road were uncomfortably close to her home.
Both Eastern Salisbury and Western Salisbury firefighters were in the eastern Salisbury area just finishing up with a fire in Gilley's Mobile Home Park along Susquehanna Street when the second call came in.
Salisbury Police on April 14 participated in two traffic safety grant programs designed to raise awareness of traffic safety hazards and to ticket drivers who do not comply with posted safety regulations.
Salisbury Traffic Safety Officer Bryan Losagio said the first detail took place during morning rush hour traffic.
"This was funded by the Lehigh County Gaming Grant, which provides funds for enforcement in the Bethlehem casino driving corridor and was focused on all types of traffic safety," Losagio said.
Several dozen students, staff and faculty members at the Penn State, Lehigh Valley Center Valley campus took a stand April 7 to raise awareness of gender issues and sexual violence.
The event featured male students and faculty stepping out in red high heels to "Walk a mile in her shoes" to provide a better appreciation of the problem of sexual violence, particularly toward women, in the school's first-ever high-heeled walk by males around campus.
Many got into the spirit of the occasion to provide light-hearted images in the gender reversal event.
It was all done in fun, and carried on an annual end-of-winter tradition at Salisbury High School as eight seniors try for the title of Mr. Salisbury in the senior-class-sponsored fundraiser Mr. Salisbury 2015 men's pageant. The contestants poked fun at traditional beauty pageants and played it all for laughs as they vied in swimsuit, talent and question and answer portions of the pageant.
A new "stealth" cruiser has been recently added to the Salisbury Police Department's traffic safety tool kit to help make the community's streets and roads safer for township residents and those passing through Salisbury Township.
The white Dodge Charger is powered by a 5.7 liter eight-cylinder Hemi engine providing responsive acceleration and speed for police traffic intercepts.
Three Salisbury Police Department officers helped kick off 2015 traffic enforcement efforts with a three-hour traffic detail in the area of South Pike Avenue and East Emmaus Avenue March 12.
Officers issued eight traffic speeding citations.
Additional traffic citations included: four safety inspection or emissions violations; one expired state registration plate; one driver without insurance documentation; three drivers with a suspended license or without a license; 13 equipment violations; and one arrest for counterfeit vehicle documents.