Hi

I have an addition to last week's newsletter about West Vincent having the highest TOWNSHIP per capita taxes in Chester County. I did some calculations to see where West Vincent rated in per capita taxes in ALL of Pennsylvania. The list is placing West Vincent Township in the top 2.3%. Congratulations to West Vincent Township?  On to my latest discoveries in West Vincent Township.

Ah, Spring is in the air. Time for Spring cleaning and those evenings have started for hearing the little peepers in the wetlands while we sit on our porches. That sound is one of the reasons for living in the country. West Vincent Supervisors have been telling us they are stalwarts of the environment by having a special frog/amphibian crossing down on Hollow Rd. You know Hollow Rd, the one that is half re-paved, then the re-paving abruptly stops and drops, knocking the fillings out of your teeth. Then, when the township got fat on borrowed money they went and paved other roads instead of completing a half started project. Take a drive this weekend down Hollow Road and see what I am talking about. But I'm getting off subject. Where was I? Oh yes, the frog crossing. Anyway, the Supervisors have a program for helping the little fellas cross the road to mate. Oh, how that would have helped me in my younger years. The police block the traffic so the salamanders and frogs don't get run over and this only happens on wet rainy nights so it really doesn't affect many people. Quite nice, really. In fact, it was reported that they saved about 100 toads. Here is the video and the original can be found at the following link, starting at the time of 5:17-6:36 minutes.  http://westvincenttwp.org/images/all-videos/BOS-video-042213.wmv



But in West Vincent, the image portrayed is not the WHOLE truth. While the crossing guards of nature assemble to do their job, the Supervisors are approving use all over the township for PESTICIDES to be used in ponds. Not Insecticides for mosquitoes which carry West Nile virus. Not Herbicides for killing light blocking algae. No, what I am talking about is PESTICIDES, for killing things like tadpoles and nymphs, which grow up to be frogs and salamanders. Probably thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of these creatures. This is like Zyklon B for these little guys. Don't believe me? Here is a list of the permits issued. Each permit must be APPROVED by the township administration that it is being used in. 5 permits so far have been issued or in the works. Click on the links to see the information. Death APPROVED by the West Vincent Supervisors while talking about how great it is the 100
amphibians were saved.

Like everything else the West Vincent Supervisors do, what they say is not what you get.

West Vincent Municipality:
Authorization # 964291 disposed on 3/22/2013.
Subfacility ID=1098978 Name=MAURICE KRING PRIVATE POND PESTICIDES

West Vincent Municipality:
Authorization # 972054 has been updated on 4/12/2013.
Subfacility ID=1103350 Name=STRAWBRIGE POND PESTICIDES

West Vincent Municipality:  
Authorization # 972494 has been updated on 4/16/2013.
Name=OAKS TERRY PRIVATE POND PESTICIDES

West Vincent Municipality:
Authorization # 960736 has been updated on 1/30/2013.
Subfacility ID=1096591 Name=ZIMMERMAN PETER PRIVATE POND PESTICIDES

West Vincent Municipality:
Authorization # 973390 has been updated on 4/23/2013.
Subfacility ID=1104302 Name=MICHEAL FISHER POND PESTICIDES

Best wishes

Chickenman

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