Towing operators voice concerns to Lehigh Township supervisors


Lehigh Township has five towing companies, and they were represented at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors. They came, concerned that a change in policy could prove costly to their individual pocketbooks.

The towing companies include Rick and Paul Leibenguth, M & R Motors, Cherryville Service Center, Amey’s Garage, and Erschen’s Garage. Under present policy, whenever there is an emergency in which vehicles need to be towed, there is a system that involves all five on a rotating basis.

Their concerns were raised after newly hired Police Chief Scott Fogel came to an Aug. 14 meeting and included among his review of policies and procedures in the township that of determining which towing service to contact in emergencies. That stirred up a hornet’s nest with the operators and they came out to the Aug. 28 meeting in force.

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