Time to move on or still too soon?
Months after a deadly shooting at the Ross Township municipal building in Monroe County, some say it's time to conduct all official business under the same roof again.
Others aren't so sure.
Three crosses serve as signs that the people of Ross Township will never forget the three people who lost their lives in a shooting inside the municipal building last August.
“People are always going to be nervous," said Ross Township resident Scott Hineline. "Have that fear of 'is this going to happen again?' and that’s understandable too.”
For months after the shooting, the Ross Township Supervisors and committee members conducted business in other venues, like in nearby Chestnuthill Township.
In January, township supervisors started meeting in the renovated room.
Now, the goal is to get all township leaders to meet in the same place.
“There’s bad vibes wherever you go and if you want to dwell on it then it will upset you," added another resident, Sandra Quick. "If you want to pick up the pieces and move on, that’s okay too.”
Last December township supervisors completed a grant application to get money for a new building at an adjacent park.
A worker confirms some committee meetings have still be taking place in Chestnuthill but at the last supervisors meeting.
That committee was asked to start meeting at the municipal building again.
We tried to contact several township leaders for a response, but our calls have not been returned.
Residents think any decision will split residents in Ross Township.
“One person did it," said Eric Gregory, as he was dropping off his mail. "He’s responsible for what he did. That doesn’t mean everybody is going to do that.”
“It would be something that you would have to almost take a township poll on and whoever wins, wins,” said Hineline.