An update to all membership regarding RES and the wetlands

We are still waiting for Mike Comstock to give us a date for his presentation on work done on other wetlands and information needed to move forth for a “vote by membership” pertaining to RES and our property. He has been on vacation and his engineer has also been on vacation. They will be getting a date ready for us to meet and hear what their intents will be.

I also was away for a week giving us a big overlap of about 2 months. Hopefully this issue can be addressed and presented so everyone has all the necessary information to make a decision. As soon as I am informed of a meeting date it will be posted in the bulletin boards and since this is of great concern, we will most likely do a mail drop to all members and residents so no one is missed. To date no one has been informed of any updates.

At this time, I would also like to thank everyone for taking pride in their property and cleaning up. We still have a few that need work and we are working on getting them done. The Village is looking 90% better. I appreciate everyone going out in the heat or getting help in getting the work done. I am currently getting ready to work on the cul-de-sacs to make them look much nicer. We have great ideas and hopefully people will enjoy using them.

There is not going to be a big cost as most of the plants and benches have been donated. The work is being done by the Building and Grounds Committee. The rotten shed has been removed at no cost and the men have added horse-shoe and quoits pits for everyone to use. The clubhouse has been cleaned up and screening placed over the back to deter rain from coming in. This work is done by our volunteers and is greatly appreciated. Thank You to our men and ladies for all your work.

Bonnie Dai Brown, Pres.

Flags at Barn

Buildings and Activities purchased new flags which will be put up at all activities, lovely thank you



4th of July 2016

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 Environmental Issue:

Roberta – I would also like to voice my opinion regarding the proposed presentation by RES, it was mentioned at the last Board meeting RES was going to show us a lovely movie on projects they have done elsewhere, I for one don;t give a hoot what they have done else where, my concern and request to them was a clear presentation of their intentions for OUR area, not some Disney Fantasia of their past projects. As of yet we have absolutely no idea of their intentions. I hope our Village residents realize how very important this issue is and do make every effort to attend the meetings and become well informed.

Roberta – Thats a good point Annamarie, big business is sure not going to be keeping our best interests in mind, they are entering into ventures for their benefit, not ours so keep in mind while it may sound profitable for us, there can be hidden clauses and catches involved that could in the long run cost us dearly. Be wary of those bearing gifts.

Annamarie – f I respond to anything on this it will be in my name not the village’s opinion –  There will be a lot to question and think about and let’s remember we’re dealing with big business not a small non-profit.

Roberta – Regarding the enviornmental proposal I would like to say that I see no benefit in it at all but do see a great loss, we have precious little amenites in our Village so why do we want to start giving away what we have worked so hard for and finally can call our very own. I for one was drawn to move to Swatara Village because of the beautiful surroundings, I also purchased my specific residence because of the privacy and natural setting. I realize that not all of us share the same concept of beauty, I find beauty in the natural order of things not a planned and manufactured contrivance, Before any changes are made there should be an in depth investigation into this project or we may find in years to come many regrets for hasty action. Don’t be pushed into something.Think carefully, ask many questions and make your own decisions on this most important issue.


I have posted this on FB.   For those of you not on FB I’m also starting a conversation here on our web site.

There is so much concern, rumors etc circulating the village about the environmental issue. I would like to start a discussion here on FB. All comments and ideas are accepted BUT any attacking of anyone will be deleted. So please share your concerns or your opinion here. And if you hear a rumor do post it and ask if it’s true.



Schuylkill County Ambulance Catches Fire on Interstate 81 in Lebanon County



A Schuylkill County Ambulance caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Lebanon County.

Emergency personnel were called to Interstate 81 near the Interstate 81/78 split in Union Township, Lebanon County around 12:45pm for an ambulance fire.

The ambulance was reported to have belonged to Pine Grove.

For those of you who do not look at FB I’m posting this here also




Board of Directors – Board Appointed Member

Ron Kazura was appointed to the open position on the board yesterday to fill  Mary Kilcher’s position. She will be deeply missed, however, I am sure Ron will work well on the board. Currently Jim Morgan is taking the minutes for the board until this position can be filled.
Ron is the retired proprietor of Ron Kazura Auto Upholstery in Minersville, PA.    Currently, he helps with the Activities committee and is on the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
The Board welcomes him to serve the community.   Thank You Ron for taking the time to help out.


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