SAXTON — The Liberty Township supervisors awarded a bid for summer road work and heard an update about the municipality’s application for state funding for Stonerstown Community Park project at their June meeting.
The supervisors awarded work to the low bidder, New Enterprise Stone and Lime which offered a bid of $44,615 for the work. Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. submitted the second bid of $52,275.
The supervisors briefly reviewed and awarded the bid to New Enterprise Stone and Lime.
The supervisors said they want to see the work begin as soon as possible, noting that the road improvements will involve sections of numerous municipal highways.
Stephanie Buncich, an engineer with the consulting firm of EADS Consulting Engineers, briefly updated the supervisors on the progress of several proposed projects for which the township hopes to receive state funding. Heading the list are two applications that were submitted to the Bedford County Conservation District seeking Dirt and Gravel Road monies for improvements to Clark Road and Ravers Gap Road.
Buncich said funding is being sought to finance the installation of culverts and road resurfacing activities on Clark Road and for road crossing work on the Ravers Gap Road.
Regarding the Ravers Gap Road, the consulting firm also sent a letter to the state Game Commission notifying the agency about the application and seeking assistance with the project. A follow-up letter will be sent to the game commission once the conservation district approves the funding application, Bunch said.
The engineering firm is also sending an application to the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission on behalf of the township seeking Greenways and Open Space funding to pay for resurfacing a basketball court and purchasing bicycle racks for the Stonerstown Community Park. Projected total cost for the matching fund project was listed at $6,500.
The supervisors unanimously agreed to submit the funding request to Southern Alleghenies.
Raystown Brethren Church representative Albert Chamberlain asked the supervisors to prepare a letter stating that a bond is no longer needed for a septic system project at the Marysville (Saxton area) church. Chamberlain said the septic system is being pumped on a regular basis, adding that the system has had no malfunction problems since it was installed many years ago.
The supervisors agreed and will send a letter to the bonding firm stating that a bond is no longer needed.
In other matters:
—Saxton police Chief Steve Kagarise reported that the department responded to 27 complaints in the month of May. Fourteen of the complaints originated in the township while 13 were from neighboring Saxton Borough.
—Township secretary Anna Black said the municipality received a letter from the Pennsylvania State Police stating that the township would be receiving $889.22 from the state police’s fines and penalties program. Eligible municipalities for the funds include those with a population of less than 3,000 or municipalities which provide at least 40 hours of local police services a week.
The action was taken by Supervisors Brian Weaver, John Black and Dick McClure during the monthly township meeting held in Stonerstown.