Sled slope lost?

Sled slope lost?

There are 17 comments on the Evening Sun story from Feb 7, 2009, titled Sled slope lost?. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

When a decent-sized snow falls, it doesn't take long for the big hill next the former West Manheim Elementary to fill with sled riders.

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justice for all

Harrisburg, PA

#1 Feb 8, 2009
What a messed up world.How about working on important issues like cutting taxes. LET THEM SLED LET THEM SLED.
Land of the free home of the lawyers.
give me a break

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 8, 2009
Ok, so you post it that the Township is not responsible for injuries. Wouldn't that cover it?
If parents can't be responsible enough to know what their children are doing, then it's not the Townships fault.
Have fun kids! Enjoy mother nature!!
Jerry

Harrisburg, PA

#3 Feb 8, 2009
Put a snow fence up and signs saying sledding is allowed but is at your own risk. It won't prevent lawsuits, but it could cover their asses.
357-magnum

Duncannon, PA

#4 Feb 8, 2009
YOU SUPERVISORS NEED TO GET A LIFE.
Ravensmom

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Feb 8, 2009
The school let them sled there.They weren't worried about being sued. Put a "Ride at you own risk" up and deal with it. For all you "global warming" belivers out there, snow will be a thought anyway in a couple of years. Property owners around the hill, you have homeowners, right?
Let the kids have a little fun!!!
T Sak

Harrisburg, PA

#6 Feb 8, 2009
Wow how times have changed. Too bad for the kids. And we wonder why authority is loosing so much respect. Kind of tough to respect pecker heads.
Jerry

Harrisburg, PA

#7 Feb 8, 2009
357-magnum wrote:
YOU SUPERVISORS NEED TO GET A LIFE.
You realize they are only doing this because the residents complained, right? If a kid got hurt and they had ignored the issue, you would probably be the first one here ripping the supervisors for ignoring the issue.
Common Tater

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Feb 8, 2009
Would they rather the kids go back to sledding in the streets and alleys? When I was a kid we went to the alley behind Sterner's grocery--(then Giant---now the Wellness Center) Had one lookout at the bottom of the hill to watch for traffic but when I think back to how unsafe THAT was.....
parent

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Feb 8, 2009
Well what happened to the so called Teen Center that was supposed to happen? Once again, all talk never happened. That's everything that is brought up with this bunch of supervisors.
If they had the Teen Center open, the sledding could be part of that. Wouldn't the township have to have insurance for it? I would think some kind of coverage will have to take place for the center.
jrb

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Feb 9, 2009
if you ban sleeding then kids will end up into drugs or something worse.
Jeffrey Topper

Westminster, MD

#11 Feb 9, 2009
Just a couple of thoughts regarding sledding at the old West Manheim Elementary School:
- Was the school system ever sued by anyone over the decades sledding was allowed?
- Is this the first time neighbors have complained? If so, what has changed to cause the complaints? If not, then why take the complaints into account now when they were not taken into account before?
- I believe it shows a lack of leadership on Chairman Barnhart's part when his first reaction is to make a motion to ban sledding rather than ask questions and consider alternatives.
Sunny

Hoboken, NJ

#12 Feb 9, 2009
Jeffrey Topper wrote:
Just a couple of thoughts regarding sledding at the old West Manheim Elementary School:
- Was the school system ever sued by anyone over the decades sledding was allowed?
- Is this the first time neighbors have complained? If so, what has changed to cause the complaints? If not, then why take the complaints into account now when they were not taken into account before?
- I believe it shows a lack of leadership on Chairman Barnhart's part when his first reaction is to make a motion to ban sledding rather than ask questions and consider alternatives.
HOW SENSIBLE!!
...ever had a desire to become a township manager or supervisor???!!
slick tater

Thomasville, PA

#13 Feb 9, 2009
jrb wrote:
if you ban sleeding then kids will end up into drugs or something worse.
no they be come crooks just like darrel raubenstine!!hope your kids dont dont do drugs like darrel!!!!
wmt

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Feb 9, 2009
Jeffrey Topper wrote:
Just a couple of thoughts regarding sledding at the old West Manheim Elementary School:
- Was the school system ever sued by anyone over the decades sledding was allowed?
- Is this the first time neighbors have complained? If so, what has changed to cause the complaints? If not, then why take the complaints into account now when they were not taken into account before?
- I believe it shows a lack of leadership on Chairman Barnhart's part when his first reaction is to make a motion to ban sledding rather than ask questions and consider alternatives.
You need to run for supervisor! VOTE JEFF!!
fun time

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Feb 13, 2009
Jerry wrote:
Put a snow fence up and signs saying sledding is allowed but is at your own risk. It won't prevent lawsuits, but it could cover their asses.
How about the snow fence and some hay bales?
Nils Parr

Marysville, PA

#16 Feb 14, 2009
Jeffrey Topper and Jerry got it right. I wrote my comment before, but got it in the BLOG section by mistake. Taking the best of your ideas:

A. Place a sturdy snow fence ten feet inside the New West Manheim Administration Building property in the designated sledding area to prevent sledders from crashing into neighboring property and getting hurt.

B. 6 to 12 feet inside the snow fence, place a wall of un-tethered straw bales to provide a soft buffer for those sledders unable to stop.

This protects our sledders and our neighbors.

C. We could also require that all sledders, snowboards, etc. wear Bicycle style helmets to protect them from head injuries.

Our Children Are Our Future - Better on sleds than on heroin.

Please come to the West Manheim Township Supervisors meeting this Tuesday at 6pm at the New Township Building and hear or even participate in how this turns out.
Jerry

Harrisburg, PA

#17 Feb 14, 2009
The leap that getting rid of the sledding area will drive kids to heroin is laughable, people.

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