- Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 21:25
By Miranda Startare
Carroll Twp. Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganizational meeting Jan. 5, reappointing its current board members. The first meeting of the new year also included a warning to residents issued by Carroll Twp. Police about the illegal use of off-road vehicles in the township.
The police department has been fielding resident complaints about motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles being driven on roadways and on private property – particularly in the Marrick Manor area.
"We realize many of the areas in Carroll Twp. are rural, but most often the property doesn't belong to the riders. They're trespassing," stated Carroll Twp. Police Chief Paul Brand, who also cites the inherent dangers of misusing these vehicles.
"It's a safety issue. We've had some close calls with passing vehicles," Brand reports.
Police are reminding parents of juveniles who operate the vehicles and adults riding the off-road vehicles on roadways that fines will be issued when appropriate and all unlicensed vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.
The supervisors meet at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday monthly at 130 Baird Street, Monongahela. Residents are welcome to attend. Anyone interested in addressing the board is asked to sign in at the beginning of the meetings.