Burrell Township supervisors consider using block grant for waterline extension
A waterline extension in the Fairfield Heights section of Burrell Township has been mentioned by township supervisors as a likely use for the municipality's 2013 community development block grant.
The supervisors at their May 15 meeting entered into a cooperation agreement with the the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development to apply for and administer the state block grant entitlement of $68,000.
The supervisors will hold a special June 19 public meeting to discuss the funding with LuAnn Zak, deputy director of the county planning office. It will begin at 6:45 p.m., just prior to the supervisors' regular 7 p.m. monthly meeting.
According to supervisors John Shields and Larry Henry, the proposed waterline extension would affect just over a dozen homes in the small neighborhood off Palmerton Road.
“The project is going to use several years of funding,” Henry said. He noted that, due to funding cuts, it takes several years of funding to accomplish even such smaller projects.
The supervisors plan to use block grant funding from 2012 and 2013 and will likely use next year's allocation as well.
“The residents up there probably won't see any start to that work until 2015,” Shields said.
The supervisors received a survey request from the county planning and development office for feedback on stormwater drainage issues in the township as part of a county-wide stormwater management plan.
Chief planner Jeff Raykes noted in the letter that the county has been divided into six geographical regions based on watersheds for the purpose of the survey, with each region having its own watershed plan advisory committee. The supervisors were asked to appoint a representative to the commitee for the region that includes Burrell, but no action was taken at the meeting.
In other business, the supervisors:
• Were informed that Peoples TWP has proposed a gasline replacement project on a wetlands site off Tom's Run, and that an application has been filed for a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
• Announced that the Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company has several upcoming fundraising events planned, including a food auction Saturday hosted by the ladies auxiliary; a hoagie sale June 1; and a basket raffle beginning at 1 p.m. June 2 at the fire hall.
The township office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
In a special meeting May 8, the Burrell Township supervisors opened and awarded bids for township road materials. Twelve bids were received.
The following were awarded: purchase of stone from Hanson Aggregates of Connellsville; purchase of dust oil and emulsion from Suit-Kote of Meadville; purchase of special patching material from Russell Standard Co. of Mars; hauling of both stone and anti-skid material by Davis Transport of Blairsville; purchase of salt from American Rock Salt Co., Mt. Morris, N.Y.; and the purchase of SuperPave material from Derry Construction Co., Derry.
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