Shohola votes to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

Shohola. George C. Fluhr, the board’s vice chair, said that without the Second Amendment, none of the other amendments are secure.

17 Jun 2020 | 03:05

The Shohola Board of Supervisors on June 11 agreed to make the township a Second Amendment sanctuary township.

The adopted resolution states that Shohola will never infringe on anyone’s Constitutional rights or support any outside agency’s efforts to infringe on those rights. The entire resolution will be posted in a few months as soon as the new web site is uploaded.

The room was packed, and no opposing views were expressed. The resolution was received by a round of applause.

On social media, one local person said resolutions like this would mean a lot of poorly educated people going around shooting up the place.

Blooming Grove has already passed the same resolution.

George C. Fluhr, the board’s vice chair, said that without the Second Amendment, none of the other amendments are secure.

Present also were Bob Roche and Patti Coombs of the Pike County Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement. They thanked the supervisor for their decision.

In other business:
Solar farm proposed: The planning commissioner said the township wants to install a small solar farm to supply all municipal electricity, to save taxpayers money. The difficulty is that Shohola is a 35-year member of the Upper Delaware Council, which was created to preserve the tourism and pristine beauty of 13-member communities along the river. To build something like the solar farm would require 100% approval of all members of the council. This is assumed to be unlikely, but Shohola will forward the request to the council and National Park Service.
New web site: The township will create a new website because the existing one has been hacked.
New truck: Supervisors decided to purchase a new community truck because the old one is constantly in the state of disrepair. This is the second truck purchased recently for around $180,000 for both trucks. It was pointed out that due to the outstanding money management of the secretary-treasurer, Diana Blume, there will be no tax increase. The township has enough cash on hand to pay for both.