Editor’s note: We are always saddened when parties leave the table, especially with something as an important as this. Cooperation between the city and the suburbs leads to smart growth, regional planning, inter-municipal cooperation and the list goes on and on. Manheim Township is the largest suburb of Lancaster so one would assume their dues had something to do with their size. In any case, $22,000 is a blip on their budget so not seeing where this will be a huge help to taxpayers.
Lancaster city and three of its suburban townships cross paths in Bridgeport, the busy little crossroads just east of town.
Two major state roads — Route 340 and Route 462 — meet there, and there is plenty of housing and other growth putting more pressure on roads and water in that area, East Lampeter Township Supervisor John Blowers said.
So he’s glad his township is part of the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee, Blowers said Wednesday.
In coming years, whenever the city and East and West Lampeter and Lancaster townships sit down to talk about solutions in Bridgeport, “we’re going to have a history of having talked and having worked together” as fellow members of the LIMC, Blowers said.