Halloween, library funding, and missing address signs topped the agenda as Foster Township supervisors met Monday.
Trick or Treating will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Foster Township, supervisor chairman George Hocker announced.
In other business, Bradford Area Public Library Director Lacey Love was on hand to present statistics at Monday’s meeting, explaining the funding stipulations the library has to meet in regard to the different municipalities it serves.
Love explained that, for the township’s 1,452 residents, the state stipulates that the library must spend $5.01 per capita, an expense termed Local Financial Effort. That means the total amount spent for the benefit of Foster Township residents is $21,623. The township currently provides the library $6,000 annually, and the library has to find the remaining funds from alternate sources.
“I’m not asking for more money,” Love explained. “I’m asking that, when you think of the library during budget talks, you don’t decrease the amount of funding you give to the library.”
Love also explained that she will be attending meetings in the various municipalities to provide similar data to the governing officials in those areas.
Foster Township Police Chief Tom Munn presented the police report for the month of September, noting that the department patrolled 4,140 miles, handled 233 complaints including eight motor-vehicle accidents and nine criminal investigations and issued 40 citations.
Seven code enforcement complaints were received during the month of September as well. That brings the current total to 34 received, half of which have been resolved and the rest are ongoing due to the need to find owners for the properties.
During the old business portion of the meeting, Supervisor Gus Crissman noted that not all residences in Foster Township have installed the new signs as required. Residents are reminded to do so as soon as possible.
“If someone were to have an accident or a medical emergency and the ambulance can’t find the right place because there is no address sign ... it would be worthwhile to put one up,” Crissman noted.
Also, during the public discussion portion of the meeting, one Foster Township resident again raised the question of whether names of property owners can be added to the Foster Township map currently in progress — a map that will be accessible online. Hocker explained that Crissman had been in contact with the McKean County commissioners, who referred him to another county employee regarding the issue. The property owner names can be added to the map, Hocker confirmed. However, that would mean additional cost for the township, and the supervisors have not been able to find out exactly how much it would cost. The issue is still a work in progress.