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Dallas Twp. resolves parking issue

DALLAS TWP. – Township supervisors voted Tuesday to amend the township’s parking ordinance.

The amendment prohibits parking at any time on Garbutt Street, between Route 415 and the point at which Garbutt intersects with Gerald Avenue.

The vote prompted applause from the residents living in that area near Three Guys Pizza. Richard and Gladys Kitchen said they are fed up with Three Guys patrons parking along their property, which is on the corner of Garbutt and Carr Avenue.

“They use our yard as a dumping place,” Richard said of the patrons, adding that many have also urinated and vomited on his lawn.

“All in all, you made a smart decision,” he told the board. “You’ve done a good job.”

In other news, Bill McIntosh of 42nd Street commended the board for providing a survey in which residents can give input. At last month’s meeting the board asked residents to complete a community survey, which will aid in developing a comprehensive plan for the township.

The purpose of the survey is to collect comments, views and opinions on issues generally affecting all residents.

McIntosh suggested that future plans for the township should include more retail stores and less residential development.

“I feel we could use more big stores like Costco or Kmart,” he said.

“I was devastated when they built those townhouses,” he said, referring to the Yalick Farms subdivision on Route 415. That was a good place for a big-box store.”

Board President Phil Walter pointed out that the Yalick Farms subdivision includes three commercial lots on which retail shops may be built.

Results from the survey, which should be completed by residents before the end of April, will be presented at a public meeting.

The survey is available at the municipal office and at the township’s Web site www.dallastownship.com.

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