CLEARFIELD – Due to a conflict, the regular meeting of the Lawrence Township Supervisors was held at 1 p.m. yesterday, and a few items of regular business were address. Supervisor Randy Powell was absent from the meeting.
Bids for Phase 1 of the Good Street drainage project were opened, and the project was awarded to DJ Wisor of West Decatur, pending engineer review and approval. The bid was in the amount of $235,635.
Also, two quotes to work on the sidewalk at the Hyde building were reviewed, and the bid from Dave Carns for $3,024 was approved. The project will include the entire width of the walkway, including the stone edging.
Under code enforcement two conditional use hearings for timbering were scheduled for July 18. Both will be by Lee Brothers Lumbering on Industrial Park. The first will be at 6:40 p.m. for the James Mitchell Estate and the second at 6:50 p.m. for Carol Elkins.
A sub division lot addition was approved on Coal Hill.
Code Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner reported that the Children’s Aid Society purchased property behind their Second Street buildings. This property is on Virginal Avenue and across the Shady Lane, a private alley.
A neighboring homeowner also uses the alleyway, but has a driveway on Linden Street and therefore access to his home. CAS will convert the purchased house into business offices, and the project will involve creating parking and will affect Shady Lane. CAS asked if this is a situation the township needs to be involved in.
Solicitor James Naddeo noted that since the alley is private, the township has nothing in it and advised CAS should consult an attorney.
Finkbeiner also reminds residents and property owners to keep their grass mowed. Fines will be enforced and private properties will be posted and fines accrue daily.
Residents are also reminded that any pools 24 inches or higher must have a building permit, as well as home spas and hot tubs.
Under the secretary’s report the supervisors discussed a request from a property owner to have $104 in surcharge fees waived after filling their swimming pool.
Supervisor Bill Lawhead asked where the water would go when drained and he and Supervisor Dan Mitchell agreed the answer would be “no” until that question is addressed.
Installation of a handicap swing at the Recreation Park was discussed, and the supervisors have questions regarding liability insurance.
More information will be sought and the supervisors agreed not to add it into the current Community Development Block Grant but to make it a separate project if they decide to install the swing.