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By Brad Segall

EAST GOSHEN, Pa. (CBS) — It appears there is now a deal in place that will keep the regional police department that patrols Westtown and East Goshen (Chester County) on the streets.  But some residents are still not happy with the way it all fell into place.

On the township web site, East Goshen officials say a new six-year tentative deal has been reached that keeps the regional police department in business.

There had been talk last week that township supervisors in the two towns were looking to disband the department (see previous story), and that upset residents (another related story) — some of whom are still looking for ways to toss out the elected township supervisors.

East Goshen resident Joy Crozier formed a Facebook page to keep residents informed.

“This last thing was such a debacle and such a mess,” she tells KYW Newsradio.  “The township was not honest with residents, and I think that was one of the biggest sticking points with residents — they weren’t being truthful to them.”

A group of residents plans to meet Tuesday with attorneys to see what options they have for trying to remove their elected leaders.  Crozier says they need a group of supervisors who truly know what’s best for the community.

The deal also extends a police services agreement with Thornbury Township.

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