Share This Page

Landslide threatens road in Frazer

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:51 a.m.

A landslide that has threatened to disrupt traffic on Yutes Run Road in Frazer is set to be repaired next week.

The slide occurred near a conventional natural gas well-drilling site, leased by Huntley & Huntley on land owned by Edward and Tanya Lustic.

The township is involved because Yutes Run is a township road and the slide, if worsened, could hamper traffic.

Supervisors on Tuesday night approved an agreement among the drilling firm, the Lustics and the township. The drilling company will make the repairs.

At some points during the repairs, one lane of traffic will be blocked. Traffic will have to alternate during those times. There were no estimates made as to how long the repair will take.

In other business

• The township will sell a 2002 F-550 dump truck, plow included. Bernie Salsbery of West Deer was the high bidder at more than $14,300. Four bids were received.

• Supervisors accepted the resignation of Nathan Meade as a part-time police officer. The township has enough full- and part-time officers to man shifts, despite the resignation.

• The agreement to buy road salt from Cargill, Inc. was extended for another year. The township will pay $57.82 per ton starting on July 1. That's an increase of $1.13 per ton over last winter's cost.

• The township will transfer $500,000 from its capital-reserve account to a new general-fund savings account at First Commonwealth Bank.

The interest paid by First Commonwealth will be 0.15 percent, meaning the township will earn more than $700 per month interest, compared to the old fund that paid just 0.02 percent.

George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.