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Pen Argyl, Wind Gap and Plainfield Township may join forces

By Randy Kraft, WFMZ.com Reporter, RKraft@wfmz.com
Published On: May 10 2013 11:20:10 AM CDT
Updated On: May 10 2013 11:56:56 AM CDT

WIND GAP, Pa. -

The possibility of forming a regional police department will be discussed at a public meeting being held May 29 by Pen Argyl, Wind Gap and Plainfield Township.

The meeting will begin at  7 p.m. in Plainfield Township Fire Hall,
 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap.

A recently completed study regarding the formation of a regional department will be unveiled at the meeting. The three Northampton County municipalities are seeking public input before proceeding further with the proposal.

Although residents of the three communities are encouraged to attend, they must submit their questions in writing before the meeting.  Questions must be delivered or mailed to their municipal government office before the close of business on May 22.

Organizers warn questions submitted after that deadline will be discarded, as will questions that are not legibly written and fail to include residents' names, addresses and telephone numbers. 

Questions are needed by the May 22 deadline so answers can be incorporated into a Power Point presentation that should address most of those questions during the meeting.

The May 29 meeting will be conducted by representatives of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services. Elected officials from each municipality will attend.

This is the third time the three municipalities have explored creating a regional department, which could provide residents better police coverage "at more efficient prices."