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Donegal Township's 'Fall Cleanup' is Sept. 27-28

| Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Donegal Township's board of supervisors on Monday voted to hold the township's annual Fall Cleanup Dumpster Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28.

The event will be held for township and Donegal Borough residents at the township maintenance building located at 137 Hoffers Lane in Jones Mill.

There will be no charge for use of the dumpsters.

“The first four tires are free,” said supervisor Tom Stull Jr. “Any more than that will (require) a $1 fee for each regular tire and a $2 fee for each additional large tire.”

The supervisors said refrigerators, television sets and other electronics will not be permitted for disposal, and that they must be taken to a electronics recycling area.

In other business, the board said Westmoreland Cleanways will hold a hazardous household waste collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Westmoreland County Community College located at 145 Pavilion Lane near Youngwood.

The event is free to attend for all township residents.

Acceptable waste materials include flammable aerosols, antifreeze, brake fluid, fertilizers, kerosene, pesticides, pool chemicals, fluorescent tubes and paint thinners.

For a more in-depth list of acceptable and unacceptable waste materials, visit the website westmorelandcleanways.org.

In new business, the supervisors agreed to open all bids received for the Community Development Block Grant Project to be used for the Ridge Road project.

“The bid prices were higher than we were allocating,” supervisor Dan Pribisco said.

The township received $43,000 from the county to complete project. The lowest bid came in at $67,000, Stull said.

“The bids have to go to the county now for review. Hopefully, the county will decide to give the township more money,” Stull said.

The board also reported that it has also been working with the Donegal Elementary School on its evacuation plan in case of an underground gas line rupture.

The emergency operations plan is something the supervisors must update every year, Stull said.

“It's a standard thing we go through since the line has been up and running for about nine months,” Stull said.

Since the school is back in session and the gas lines are fully operations, Pribisco said, it is a good idea to update the evacuation plans.

“You will know more when we adopt a draft,” Stull said. “As of now, what we have is just a draft.”

In other business, the supervisors agreed to open 2014 township budgetary talks. The board also agreed to authorize the township solicitor to advertise for a certified public accountant to conduct the 2013 township audit report.

The board also voted to approve the results of a worksheet Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System which estimates cost of the 2014 pension bill. The cost of the bill will be $16,673, based on the worksheet's conclusions.

Andrew Hesner is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.

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