Hellertown resident Lee Weidner spoke Sept. 17, informing members of council there has recently been an influx of speeding motorized ATVs and bikers on Hellertown's portion of the Rails to Trails.
Weidner, who brought photographs along with him to show council, said he and borough Police Chief Robert Shupp believes the riders are from Bethlehem, and have been tearing up the roadway, creating divots and eluding police.
Kevin Lott approached Hellertown Borough Council Sept. 17 requesting permission to install a sidewalk on his property rather than the required raised crosswalk.
"It's very burdensome," Lott told council. "This crosswalk is much more than I bargained for."
Lott said he obtained estimates for the crosswalk, which averaged $32,000. He also said he would have to carry liability insurance, which is costly.