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Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:56 a.m.

The Lower Tyrone supervisors said Wednesday they will be topping several roads in the township with stone or a base rock.

Supervisor Sean Farris said the project has been put out for bid.

Supervisors said they hope to blacktop the roads when funding comes available.

“They'll be blacktopped once the loan goes through,” Farris said of three miles on Gillespie and Ellar roads. “We applied for this a while ago thinking we had time, but we still haven't heard from them.”

Only one bid was received — from Ciacie Energy of Connellsville. On the advice of township solicitor Melinda Dellarose of Davis and Davis, the motion to accept the bid was tabled.

“We are tabling awarding the bid until our funding has been secured,” Ferris said.

Supervisors also tabled action on a request from Chevron for the return of a bond.

Supervisors are awaiting additional documents.

The supervisors reported the township code enforcement officer patrolled 42 miles in the township during the month and reported no incidents.

Linden Hall Road is being paved and Lucky Lane is being graded.

In an effort to tackle the ongoing problem with dumping along Tower Road, fencing and dirt deterrents were placed at the site after Pa. Cleanways worked to clear out all the existing debris.

“The problem there has been going on for years,” Supervisor John Anderson said. “There was a lot of stuff there to get rid of.”

“It's clean now, and we'd like to see it stay that way,” Ferris said.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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