York Township residents want a new traffic light


Several York Township residents are upset with the township's handling of traffic since a light was removed for construction at the intersection of Route 24, Cape Horn Road, and Route 124, also known as Mount Rose Avenue and East Prospect Road.

Residents turned out for an Aug. 11 meeting of township commissioners and have been pushing the township to install a new light to give them a better way to get out of their communities.

"There are two solutions on the table," said Jeff Cooper, acting as spokesman for residents of Starview Heights and Chambers Ridge Apartments.

One solution, which he estimated would be less expensive and faster, is to put a light near the intersection of Chambers Road and Route 124, near a former credit union. This was ideal to the contingent he represented.

The other option is to install the light at Plymouth Road and Route 124, benefitting the residents of the Heritage Hills development. Cooper said he fears that option would lead to congestion coming out of his development.

Frustrated: The residents said they're frustrated with the slow pace of progress on this issue and have met with state Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York Township, who was present at the meeting, and state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township.

Township commissioners said they're conducting research to determine where the light will be placed.

The board meets at 6 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the York Township Administration office, public meeting room, 190 Oak Road.

Other business: Also at the meeting, commissioners passed an ordinance to amend the township's official map.

The new map shows recent road-related and other changes.

Commissioners also voted to give the Red Lion senior center $5,000 for the rest of this year. Citing the benefits of the senior center and its financial need, Commissioner Al Granholm suggested giving it $25,000 next year.