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M A I NLI NE newspapers

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Pindleton Ridge water tank repaired after suffering ice damage Vol. 98 No. 2

ISSN:1529-9910

Nanty Glo, Pa.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Chairman questions if insurance will cover costs

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

The Pindleton Ridge water tank has been a constant topic of conversation at Blacklick Valley Municipal Authority meetings for a number of months. Last winter, ice severed guide wires inside of the water tank causing problems for the authority. Finally, after bringing in MidAtlantic Water Systems and PAX to assess the equipment, the repairs have been made. “Mid-Atlantic, when the tank was drained, went in and they sent a proposal over to the authority to make some recommended repairs to the tank,” said engineer Rich Wray. According to Wray, the edges of the tank need “cleaned up” and there is “some rusting and corroding where the glass lining has been compromised.” He added that the anode bars at the bottom need to be replaced. “The total estimated cost of the repairs and reconditioning is about $18,300,” Wray stated. “A lot of the damage has occurred due to ice.” Wray said that Mid-Atlantic will not be able to make any repairs until this spring. “I said the authority needs to take a look at their finances,” said Wray.

Game faces

Zoey Goughnour, MaKayla Berdine and Kendra Fisher take a break during their first basketball game of the season at Blacklick Valley Elementary Center Jan. 5. Photo by Allie Garver.

SEE SUFFERING, PAGE 2A

Third place

The Blacklick Valley High School reading competition team won third place at the fall reading competition at Bellwood-Antis. Team members include (front row, from left) Marie Newman, Shawna Steck, Allizá Nazelrod; (back row) Bridget Llewellyn, Holly Dulashaw and Cody Connah. Submitted photo.

Jackson Township Supervisors make 2019 appointments

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

Game day

Mackenzie Bardell and Sarah Mourey are ready for their first basketball game of the season Jan. 5. Photo by Allie Garver.

Since the beginning of a new year calls for the need to reorganize on the first Monday, the Jackson Township Supervisors met Jan. 7 rather than their normally scheduled second Thursday of the month. The morning meeting required

that 31 reorganization agenda items be approved, all of which were approved with a motion made by John Wallet. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. In regard to the supervisors, Baker and Wallet were reappointed as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, and Dave Hirko will again serve as the township secre-

tary/treasurer. Baker, Wallet and supervisor Eric Dreikorn will also hold the positions of roadmasters. They were also affirmed as township employees. The supervisors hold positions for other boards as well. Baker and Wallet will serve as the reg-

SEE APPOINTMENTS, PAGE 2A

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