CLEARFIELD – Ron Porter of the Lawrence Township Rec Park board reported at Tuesday’s township meeting that the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center will be finishing the park’s barbecue pit very soon.
In addition, the dugouts have been redone and despite a phone call from a concerned resident, the rec park has been mowed and weeded.
Porter inquired about the benches that the park is supposed to be looking into and suggested that residents of Clearfield could donate if they wish to dedicate a bench.
He also inquired about the fieldhouse and that it seemed as if nothing was being done about it since the plan was to make a bigger complex.
The supervisors said that it was all in the engineer’s hands and they were awaiting paperwork and funding.
There also has been an issue with people filling the dumpsters at the rec park.
All residents are kindly reminded to please pick up after themselves and to not dispose of household refuse by using the rec park’s dumpsters.
Residents are also reminded to use the compost site responsibly.
If using plastic bags for compostables, please dump the compostables out of the plastic bag or use paper bags.
Also, please do not dump decking or wood with nails in it.
Auditor Judy Duncan addressed the supervisors about accountability as far as their time doing township related work such as mowing or other various activities that could be handled by the road crew or by hiring more staff.
Duncan said that the auditors for the township have asked the supervisors to be more accountable on their time cards.
However, she said the supervisors didn’t want to do that so the auditors decided to reduce the supervisors’ pay.
A letter was received from Township Solicitor Bill Shaw Jr. to the auditors asking when the pay will return to what was mutually agreed upon back in January.
Duncan replied that: “I feel without any accountability from the supervisors, I would like you guys to figure out how to be accountable.”
According to Duncan, the auditors have asked numerous times for them to sign their time cards and put down the hours and who they helped or what was done and that isn’t happening.
Supervisor Jeremy Ruffner suggested that the supervisors and auditors sit down together and work something out. The date has yet to be determined for the meeting.
Bids were open for the Lick Run Bridge project: Mar-Allen Concrete Products bid $71,100, Francis J. Palo bid $67,080 and T English Construction bid $117,711.
The supervisors voted to accept the bid from Francis J. Palo Inc. pending the engineer’s review. Francis J. Palo Inc. is a company out of Clarion.