Ransom supervisor encourages use of Yellow Dot program


August 13, 2013

Ransom Township Supervisor William “Bud” Brown announced at the close of the township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 5 that Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program pamphlets are available to the public at the municipal building at 2435 Hickory Lane, Clarks Summit.

The program is a cooperative effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Aging, the State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and first responders and local law enforcement.

According to the pamphlet, it aims to “assist citizens in the ‘golden hour’ of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves.”

Each pamphlet includes a small round yellow sticker, to be placed in the lower corner, drivers side, rear vehicle window. The “yellow dot” alerts emergency responders to look in the vehicle’s dashboard glove compartment to locate important medical information and emergency contacts. The pamphlet also includes a space for a photo to be mounted of each participant so the responders know who is who.

Brown said he believes it is a good program and encouraged residents to pick up pamphlets on their way out of the meeting and “spread the word” to neighbors and friends.

Additional information about the program can be found online at www.YellowDOT.pa.gov.

The Treasury Report showed a balance of $997,695.42 in the General Fund and $1,269,869.01 in Liquid Fuels. The Recycling Report presented a total of 4.4 tons recycled for the month of June. This month’s recycling dates are Aug. 15 for Milwaukee and Ransom and Aug. 16 for Mount Dewey.

Brown gave the road report in the absence of Road Supervisor David Bird. He said the crack sealing is complete on Bald Mountain Road, Lower Bald Mountain Road, Rose Drive and Milwaukee Road. He said the nova chip and seal coating will begin shortly.

Board Chairman Dennis Macheska summarized correspondence received by the township for the month, including an inspection report, engineers report and second quarter ground water monitoring report for Alliance Landfill, noting no violations. He noted the township was informed Snake Road will be closed for the O’Malley Race Aug. 25 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

In other business, two administrative actions were made at the meeting: the board voted to pay the twp. bills as presented, and to sign the Winter Maintenance Agreement with PennDOT.

The next Ransom Twp. Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, rather than Monday, Sept. 2, because of the Labor Day holiday. Both meetings are held at the municipal building on Hickory Lane at 7 p.m.