Category «Uncategorized»

Modifying the Blog

Hello – I am working to add some functions to the blog.  If you see anything that isn’t working please contact me.  If you are a wordpress user and would like to help please contact me –  karl@wptob.com

Hal Gardner’s letter: Railroads vs Semis

  Harold W. Gardner, PhD 440 Mt. Zion Rd. Carlisle, PA 17015 December 30, 2016   Environmental Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010   Dear Sirs: It is generally recognized that railroads are the most efficient carrier of freight, at least in countries other than the U.S.A. When President Eisenhower created …

Warehouse industry research reports

Here are some interesting recent reports from the warehousing and logistics industry itself: Colliers International: Easter PA, Industrial Big Box Market (Fall 2016) CBRE Research: Pennsylvania’s I78/I81 Logistics Corridor (Fall 2016) Cumberland Valley remains the core of the rapidly developing logistics and warehousing industry serving the eastern US. There is faster growth of warehouses in Lehigh …

Calendar Added to WPTOB

I added a calendar tab to the blog.  I will be adding meeting times for the local meetings. So far the West Pennsboro Township zoning issue involves four different local government organizations: West Pennsboro Township Cumberland County Planning WCCoG – Western Cumberland Council of Government North Middleton Township These groups either already provided input or …

528 vs 14

If you were to see a sports score of 528 to 14 would you say the team were evenly matched?  I would think one side had a clear advantage.  I started putting a time line together to show when things happened leading up to the zoning hearing and vote.  Check out the Warehouse Time Line …

Sausages

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Otto von Bismarck I am now thinking the same applies to local government.  The more I dig and research the more I find that disgusts me.  The deck is stacked against the citizens when a well organized company wants to walk all …

Thank You

The last 24 hours have been a whirl wind.  After the vote last night I meet a lot of very nice people in the parking lot.  I collected a few names and gave my information to a lot of people.  Today offers of help started coming in.  We will be working to organize a meeting …

I have not yet begun to fight

As a former sailor (ET2(SS) Smith, Karl)  I am choosing to quote John Paul Jones – “I have not yet begun to fight” The West Pennsboro Township Supervisors voted to re-zone tonight.  The vote was unanimous to rezone. Re-zoning is the first step to allow Allen Distribution to build two warehouses in a residential area. …

Just in time for the weekend

Here is a link to the petition to oppose the rezoning for the Shover and Bock Farms. Print a copy and take it with you this weekend.  Get signatures and get it back to me or take it to the next decision meeting on the 27th petition in opposition_20 Remember this is not just a …

New Blog Layout

I am trying to find a new layout for the blog.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.  I like the tab format so I can make it easier to reach different information. Keep spreading the word.