New gates closing former roadway have been damaged, forced open
By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times
POCOPSON — Township officials had been trying to close a portion of Bragg Hill Road for at least five years and last month, when no objections were filed regarding the vacating of that portion of the roadway, officials asked that gates be installed as soon as the weather permitted designating its use as a walking and equestrian trail.
At Monday’s township Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Chair Steve Conary reported several recent episodes of vandalism,”with the gate being damaged, chains being cut from the gate and the gate being tied open.”
Conary informed fellow supervisors and those in attendance that the incident creates a liability for the township and serious danger for those walking or riding horses since the area is no longer intended for use by private vehicles. He added that the state police have been contacted and “are going to look into identifying the offenders and take whatever appropriate action is necessary.”
In addition to the current No Outlet sign posted at Route 842 and Bragg Hill Road, the township will add signage to the gates notifying that the private property beyond is a designated walking/equestrian trail.