Elizabeth Township officials seek property to store road materials
By Eric Slagle
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2:36 a.m.
Elizabeth Township commissioners are looking at possibly turning a township owned property into a storage area for road materials and equipment.
The board discussed using part of a 90-acre site between Lincoln Hall Road and Broadlawn Drive to house gravel, catch basins, pipe and other materials currently taking up space behind the municipal building at Monday night's meeting.
It was noted the storage area would not be used to house road salt.
The storage area would require approximately 2 acres of the site, according to township estimates.
The available property is currently wooded and undeveloped.
Township officials said it would cost approximately $343,000 to make the site usable. In addition to removing trees and building roads, the project would require electricity, lighting and security fencing.
Township road department manager Steve Raczkowski presented a cost estimate on the project based on a plan that would provide access to the property by way of an access road that would be built off Lincoln Hall Road.
Some commissioners said they would prefer using an access point off Broadlawn Drive because that road is owned by the county, rather than the township, as is the case with Lincoln Hall, and because it is less residential.
Residents voiced concern that the area is too residential for such a plan.
Commissioners briefly discussed other township owned properties that might be used for storage. Ultimately, the board decided that members should visit the area in question so the matter can be discussed further in the future.
In other news, the board awarded a tree removal contract to Carlson Tree and Landscape Service of White Oak for $48,000. The company will cut and remove trees at locations along Broadlawn Road, Burning Tree Court, Oberdick Drive, and Monongahela and Douglas avenues.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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