Lower Tyrone tables action on agreement with Fayette SPCA
Lower Tyrone supervisors tabled any action on a proposed agreement with the Fayette County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stating they have yet to have the meeting they requested with the organization.
“We have yet to make an agreement with the SPCA for animal control, but they have not given us a meeting yet,” Supervisor Sean Ferris said. ‘We want to actually meet face to face with them.”
Ferris said the group is asking for $125 per month to supply its services to the township, but the SPCA's response to issues and complaints in the past has been less than stellar.
“”I can't see giving them $125 a month to do nothing,” Ferris said.
Ferris read code enforcement officer Joe Adams' report to the supervisors, which stated that Adams patrolled 24 miles in the township last month.
“He did not receive any complaints,” Ferris said.
Supervisors also discussed the issue that 11 township residences have yet to tap into services with the North Fayette County Municipal Authority.
“I don't really know what there is that we can do about it,' Ferris said. “It will be a lien against their property when they go to sell.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
Going down the list, Ferris noted that a few of the tap-in sites were unoccupied homes or vacant sites, while a few others may be set back further than the 150-foot requirement.
Ferris was advised by township solicitor Melinda Dellarosa to contact the municipal authority about the few possible exceptions.
Supervisors passed a motion for Ferris to start the process to secure a loan from PennVEST for road projects on Gillespie, Gaunt, Bethel Church and Ellar roads.
“The only way for small townships to be able to do this is to take a loan out,” Ferris said. “That is the only way that we are going to be able to do it.”
Supervisors agreed that a few roads needed addressed and the loan was the only option at present to fund the work.
“It isn't something that I want to do — it's something that we need to do,” Ferris said. “It's something that we need to do for the people.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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