• Impatience ‘flares’ as West Cocalico considers fireworks ordinance

    Reinholds residents are one step closer to getting a noise ordinance that would crack down on fireworks in town — but supervisors want a bit more time to look over the proposed ordinance. For a couple of...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • West Cocalico hears railroad crossing complaints

    Supervisors heard from residents in their meeting June 18 about a railroad crossing at Galen Hall Road and rRoute 897 that has “come unglued” more than once. “The railroad tracks are really looking shabby,” said resident Lori...

    • Posted June 28, 2019
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  • West Cocalico renews contract with Ephrata police

    In a pre-emptive move to secure a new five-year police services contract, West Cocalico supervisors voted unanimously May 2 to accept a proposal from the Ephrata Police Department to replace a contract running out at the end...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • West Cocalico supervisors consider new zoning standards

    On April 4, West Cocalico supervisors took a step further towards enacting a new set of zoning ordinance standards for short-term rentals. It’s something that the township has been working on in one form or another for...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Long-time member of West Cocalico Water Authority resigns

    In their meeting on March 19, West Cocalico supervisors said goodbye to a long-time member of the West Cocalico Township Water Authority, James Beard, approving Beard’s resignation and appointing his replacement, Scott Allen. Beard, who is moving...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • West Cocalico approves RFP for pension funding

    In the West Cocalico supervisors’ Feb. 19 meeting, the board approved an RFP (Request for Proposals) intended to allow the township to explore options for funding its employee pensions. Township manager Carolyn Hildebrand presented the item to...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • West Cocalico seeks to help fire companies thrive

    In the March 7 West Cocalico supervisors meeting, the board sat down with local fire company members to try to figure out how to help the township’s two fire companies to thrive. There wasn’t a round table...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • West Cocalico supervisors want to ‘build bridges right’

    As is not uncommon in the doldrums of winter, talk at the West Cocalico supervisors’ Feb. 7 meeting turned to prosaic items like ordering snow and taking care of maintaining township bridges. However, some of these issues...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • West Cocalico welcomes zoning officer, no changes to supervisor board

    This new year, West Cocalico residents did not see changes to their board of supervisors, but they did get a new zoning officer. This past November, supervisor Jeff Sauder remarked in a public meeting that officials were...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • West Cocalico follows Adamstown’s lead on SRO

    West Cocalico supervisors seem poised to follow Adamstown Borough’s lead in suggesting that the East Cocalico Police Department work directly with the Cocalico School District to engage a school resource officer in the district. Several years ago,...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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