Donegal Township supervisors vote down county transportation funding ordinance
At its recent public meeting, Donegal Township's board of supervisors voted down a resolution requested for adoption by Westmoreland County's board of commissioners in support of the commissioners' pursuit of increased transportation funding.
Board president Tom Stull said the decision was due to the fact that there are currently no mass transportation projects proposed in the township.
The motion had been tabled from the April meeting pending the advice of the township's solicitor.
“We really don't have any mass transportation in the township,” Stull said.
The board also passed a motion to accept the renewal of United Concordia Dental Health effective July 1 through June 30, 2015.
The rates for the plan will remain the same, reflecting no increase in cost.
The supervisors also passed a motion to authorize the township solicitor to advertise proposed amendments to the township ordinance addressing the false activation of automatic fire alarms.
The proposed changes involve revisions to the schedule of the number of false fire alarms received per calendar year and the cost of responses by the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.
The supervisors recently purchased a 2007 Freightliner tandem for $5,500 from Federal Surplus. The board is now looking for a bed package to be installed.
Since the price is expected to fall below the $18,900 bid advertisement requirement, the supervisors agreed to secure at least three bids by telephone to determine the best price for the package and its installation.
The board also acknowledged the recent clean up efforts made by members of the Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Club, as Stull thanked the group for its annual work to rid a two mile stretch of state Route 31 and Tunnel Road of trash.
“They did a great job again,” Stull said. “They picked up 45 bags of trash, several tires and a lot of other stuff. We really appreciate their hard work and their help.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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