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East Huntingdon puts weight limit on roads

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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 8:54 p.m.

Taking the route of many other municipalities in the state, East Huntingdon Township Supervisors approved an ordinance at their Nov. 8 meeting to restrict weight on the 70 miles of township roads.

Township Solicitor Aaron Bialon said that after receiving a report of road surveys from township Engineer Doug Regola of Victor P. Regola and Associates, supervisors would pass a weight restriction of 10 tons.

“The supervisors asked me to draft an ordinance where we would restrict weigh to 10 tons on all township roads, permitting exceptions” Bialon said.

Restriction exceptions may include some construction routing and hauling and other single passage routing.

Agriculture is exempt.

Anyone wishing to attain permission on exemption other than agriculture is to visit the township building to report their exact route planned and exceptions also must be bonded to cover the cost of any damages that may occur to the township roads from the hauling.

“We are not going to pay the bill for any damages that they may create,” Bialon said.

Supervisor Joel Suter said he does not anticipate having any problems with the new restrictions.

“If we see anyone (overweight) we would go to them about it,” Suter said.

The proposed 2013 budget remains available for public viewing. A preliminary $5,126,775 spending plan was approved Oct. 25 and did not include a tax increase.

The supervisors hope to vote on and approve the budget plan at their meeting Wednesday.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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