Access denied: petition warrant article to re-open Page Hill Road to ATV traffic voted down

Access denied. A petition warrant article to re-open Page Hill Road to ATV traffic was voted down at Northumberland Town Meeting on Saturday. The road previously connected trails in Northumberland to those in Lancaster. Meanwhile voters approved all other articles, including a $2.76 million operating budget, $353,709 water department budget, $347,833 sewer department budget, and $50,000 (from the unassigned fund balance) to prepare plans for a new public safety building. Voters also approved a 48-month COPS Hiring Program Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, for the purpose of hiring two additional full-time police officers.