HAZMAT PRESS RELEASE 2

SKIPPACK – Testing on samples taken from homes where Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) readings were found Sunday came back positive for gasoline and so far the problem has been isolated to the home where the odor was originally reported and two adjacent homes.

The Skippack Fire Company has started flushing the sump wells in the three affected homes to push the fumes out and is helping them ventilate those fumes from the houses.

Monitoring teams expanded the number of homes to be tested to 171 homes and had completed metering 161 of them by 4 p.m. In addition to the three homes with serious levels of VOC, 25 homes were found to have negligible levels of chemicals that can be attributed to household items. The remaining homes had no detectable levels of VOC.

The remaining 10 homes will be metered when the homeowners can be contacted to let crews inside.

Officials originally asked residents to evacuate from 151 homes on N. Gorski Lane, Karlyn Lane, Alana Lane, Elm Court, Red Oak Court and with an address of 955 or above on Dogwood Lane.

None of the residents of the neighborhood have displayed any signs or symptoms of exposure to a chemical.

No source has been found for the gasoline.

The Skippack Fire Company, Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environmental Protection Agency worked closely to identify the substance and will continue to monitor houses in the neighborhood over the next few days or longer, if needed.

A strong odor was reported in a house on N. Gorski Lane at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 13th and Skippack Fire Company responded with meters. Those meters went into alarm in the basement of the initial home.

Several homes in the area were found to have high readings of a VOC in the basements in the area of the sump pumps.

HAZMAT PRESS RELEASE, 7/14/2014

SKIPPACK – Testing crews had completed monitoring of 73 homes by 11:30 a.m. Monday in the neighborhood where Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) readings were found Sunday and did not find significant readings.

Of those homes, 52 homes had a zero reading on meters and 21 homes had very low residual readings. Residents of those 73 homes were permitted to return to their homes.

Officials asked residents to evacuate from 151 homes on the following streets: N. Gorski Lane, Karlyn Lane, Alana Lane, Elm Court, Red Oak Court and with an address of 955 or above on Dogwood Lane.

Those residents have been asked to stay out until testing crews could monitor their homes for VOCs.

Officials are still awaiting test results on air and water samples taken by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to determine what the VOC substance is.

None of the residents of the neighborhood have displayed any signs or symptoms of exposure to a chemical.

The Skippack Fire Company, Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are working to identify the VOC involved and the source.

A strong odor was reported in a house on N. Gorski Lane at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 13th and Skippack Fire Company responded with meters. Those meters went into alarm in the basement of the initial home.

Several homes in the area were found to have high readings of a VOC in the basements in the area of the sump pumps.

Adjacent homes were tested and found to have levels of VOC as well. The testing was expanded and additional homes were also found to have VOC inside.

HAZMAT UPDATE

Thank you all for your cooperation regarding this evening’s emergency evacuation.
The Skippack Fire Department is working with the Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team and utilities to determine the source/scope of the problem, and we will hopefully be back in our homes soon.
For the latest updates and info, please visit the Skippack Fire Company website at http://www.skippackfire.com/

SNOW UPDATES

Well, it looks like we’re not quite done with snow for this season. Few things to keep in mind….

1. PLEASE be sure to COMPLETELY CLEAR the snow and ice from the sidewalks and walkways associated with your property within 24hrs after a snowfall. It is important not only for the safety of our neighbors, but to protect our community from legal liability. Fines will assessed against homeowners who do not comply with this policy.

2. We encourage everyone to make the best of this weather and to enjoy the snow(after shoveling, of course!). But- PLEASE be considerate of your neighbors’ property when accessing sledding areas. Do not walk through private property unless you are given permission from that property’s owner. Thanks in advance for your cooperation- have fun!

IMPORTANT!

Starting with the February payment, monthly association fees should be sent to the following address:

FCCA
c/o Melanie Vissering, CPA LLC
35 Fox Meadow Dr
Abbotstown, PA 17301

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Happy New Year!

The Fairlawn Court Homeowner’s Association would like to wish our fellow friends and neighbors a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

A few things to be aware of:

Monthly payment coupons can be downloaded here via the Association Fee Coupon link under DOWNLOADS to the right of this post.

Trash pick up for New Years week will be Thursday, January 2nd.

A friendly reminder that residents are responsible for removing snow and ice from driveways and walkways associated with their property. To ensure the safety of our fellow neighbors and avoid being fined, please make sure to clean your property within 24 hrs. after snowfall.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

IMPORTANT: New Policy Regarding Association Fees

Dear Neighbors,

Starting in May 2013, association fees and other community related correspondence will no longer be accepted at individual board member’s homes. All payments/letters to the FCCA board must be sent, via The U.S. Postal Service, to the following address:

FAIRLAWN COURT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION  •  P.O. BOX 386  •  CREAMERY, PA 19430

Late fee/penalty assesments will be determined based on the postmark date of these mailings. Fines will be incurred for association fee mailings postmarked ON or AFTER the 10th of the month.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!