Back Mountain Community Partnership checks in on regional police study

By Eileen Godin -

By Eileen Godin

LEHMAN TWP. — The Back Mountain Community Partnership is still waiting to hear news on a police regionalization study.

The concept of combining Back Mountain police departments into one was considered before, James Reino, a representative from Kingston Township, said at the BMCP meeting Thursday.

The idea was resurrected last year when the state Department of Community and Economic Development offered to pay for another study, Reino said.

BMCP representatives from Dallas Borough and the townships of Dallas, Franklin, Lehman and Kingston confirmed they had received calls from the DCED.

“I know they contacted us to gather some information,” Ray Iwanowski, a supervisor from Lehman Township, said.

The DCED did not have a representative present at the BMCP meeting.

In other news, a motion to approve $1,500 to purchase a flag pole to be placed outside the Back Mountain Regional Emergence Management Services building on Route 118 in Lehman Township was unanimously approved.

The flag pole will be about 40 feet tall and will display both the American and Pennsylvania state flags.

“Maybe we can look for sponsors to help offset the cost,” Reino said.

BMCP members are aiming to have the flag pole installed before Memorial Day.

The next meeting of the BMCP is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 21 at the Back Mountain Regional EMS building.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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