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Susq. Twp. discusses sanitation, code officer Vol. 124 No. 32

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By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

At the Susquehanna Township meeting on Aug. 1, the supervisors discussed the ongoing topic of sanitation as well as the progress made with code enforcement issues. When the issue of garbage collection arose last month, the supervisors had questions about what would be required to name one company as the sole trash collector in the township. The supervisors were informed that the township would need a permit for cleanup day collections and the residents would have to pay to have those items collected. The board decided to not move forward until specific prices were obtained. Supervisor Francine Ligda said the other issue is whether everyone

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in the township has trash collection. As it stands now, she said, the township does not have an easy way to track that, and she expressed concerns about state laws regarding trash collection. Solicitor Alex Svirsko said the township is required to meet state standards for trash collection. Ligda said she was concerned about residents burying or burning trash on their properties and how to monitor that. She said if the township went with one trash collection agency, the supervisors would have a list of those who signed up for service and those who didn’t and that would make it easier to enforce the rules. The supervisors said they would look further into this issue to find if SEE SANITATION, PAGE 3A

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Hastings Borough talks sewer project, ATVs

By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

Hastings Borough council addressed a letter concerning the upcoming sewer project, ATV issues in the borough, and a visitor’s concerns with higher water and sewer rates at its Aug. 1 meeting. The council received a letter from Stiffler, McGraw and Associates concerning the sewer authority’s funding application to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority for its waste-

water system improvement project. Stiffler McGraw requested the borough send a letter indicating that this project was consistent with the land and/or agricultural preservation policies and initiatives in the borough. The council approved to have the borough office manager send the letter. Next, the council heard from Alison Link about problems with all-terrain vehicles on borough streets. She said she spoke to the borough’s insurance agency, which advised her against requiring registration on these vehicles for liability purposes. Instead, the agency proposed posting signs at borough entrances stating that unlicensed vehicles are prohibited on borough roads. The council said it will consider this option. During the public comment secSEE PROJECT, PAGE 4A

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Reilly (left) and Aubrinna Deckard and Taylin Trybus hang out with puppy Whinnie during the FOP Day Out celebration held at Carrolltown American Legion Park on Aug. 6. Photo by Amber Stich.

Clearfield Twp. residents concerned with speeding on Glendale Lake Road

By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

Lainey and Landon Chverchko enjoy the sunshine on Aug. 4 during the Hastings Pool Splash Party. Photo by Amber Stich.

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The Clearfield Township supervisors heard from residents who were concerned about speeding near their homes at the meeting on Aug. 3. Tom and Laura Skebeck addressed the supervisors about a speeding problem on Glendale Lake Road near their newly constructed home. Laura Skebeck explained that the speed limit is posted at 55 mph, but people exceed that. She said she has encountered issues where she was turning and almost rear-ended by vehicles traveling at those high speeds. This is of extra concern to her because she has a young child in the car. Laura Skebeck asked the supervisors if they would do something to reduce the speed limit in the area or have a police presence

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there. Supervisor Joe Vescovi explained that since Glendale Lake Road is a state road, there was nothing the supervisors could do immediately; however, they can request a study of the area to reduce the speed limit. Vescovi said a study was done on Glendale Lake Road two years ago to reduce the speed from Cambria Heights High School to near Stoltz Road to 45 mph from 55 mph. He said he felt the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would consider lowering the speed in the area from Stoltz Road to Pirates Cove Pub and Grill. Vescovi also said the supervisors could contact the state police to catch speeders. The supervisors then moved on to discuss roads. The supervisors were recently made aware of a log blocking a ditch on McMullen

Road. The issue has since been cleared out, but after inspecting the area, the supervisors were informed the pipe was rusting and probably not big enough for the runoff it carried under the road. Vescovi suggested a box culvert or larger pipe, saying the replacement could probably be completed in one whole day. He said the road might sink if the pipe is not taken care of, so he felt it should be a priority. The supervisors then discussed the disruption that closing the road would have on bus schedules for school. The supervisors decided to add the road to the work scheduled for next spring to avoid busing issues. Township secretary Lynne Thomas informed the supervisors that the warranty on Klondike Road was expiring and the attorSEE SPEEDING, PAGE 6A

Kaleb, Anna, Tyler, and Owen Charney check out the fire trucks and other emergency services vehicles present at the Hastings Pool Splash Party event on Friday, Aug. 4. Photo by Amber Stich.

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