CLEARFIELD – The first meeting at Lawrence Township’s new building was held Tuesday night, although work is still being done and the move hasn’t been completed.
Next week the secretary and code enforcement offices will make their move and will be unavailable except via e-mail. After that, all township operations will be under one roof.
The supervisors and secretary discussed leave for employees regarding quarantine for COVID-19 exposure.
The written policy will state that if an employee is advised to quarantine due to exposure, they will be paid for that time; however, at the end of it, they must be tested for COVID.
Code Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner reported that she is working on blighted and abandoned properties and is slowly making progress.
Of the 40 blighted properties she is working on, 32 are mobile homes, and many are located in mobile home parks. She added that for a mobile home to be removed from tax rolls, a demolition permit needs to be issued.
Roadmaster Ron Woodling provided a list of roads for the paving bids, and the supervisors approved advertising for bids.
The roads for consideration include Zion View, Jade and three roads in Hyde that are on both sides of the creek: Powell, Clarendon and Lawrence Avenues. If the bids come in high, those streets can be cut back to only having one side done.
The supervisors also approved purchase of a Caterpillar 914M Compact Wheel Loader from Cleveland Bros. at a cost of $108,000 through COSTARS and putting the old machine for sale on the Municibid Web site.
The township is also in the process of getting quotes for purchase of a 2021 police vehicle through COSTARS to replace a vehicle reaching the end of allowable mileage.