Bridgewater completes flood damaged roadwork

Bridgewater Township thankfully endured recent rainstorms without further damage to the roads, it was noted at the Monday, June 3 supervisors’ meeting. The township has completed work on 15 roads, submitted the paperwork to PEMA/FEMA, and is waiting for the agency’s response.

Fisk Mill Road is still closed and has been for more than a year, as DEP permits took longer than expected. Now that the permits were granted, the pipe has been ordered, and work will begin after it arrives, probably in July or August. Supervisor Kirk Heffner made a motion to purchase two pipes for Fisk Mill Road, seconded by Supervisor Ken Mead.

Ely Lake Road is open now, but will be closed for about a week when the pipe is replaced there. A 772G John Deere grader should be eligible for an extended warranty, supervisors said. The original warranty is good until June 27, but the paperwork was just received. The machine has had about 800 hours of service.

The township received a thank you letter for a donation to the Envirothon.

United Fire Company is currently holding a drive for donations. Mead offered, “I think we should.”

Secretary Connie Ely added, “One thing they always say at conferences is that townships should be supporting the local fire companies.” The supervisors approved a motion to donate $200 to United Fire Co.

There was some discussion about the recent sale of the airport.

Supervisors attended the Open House for the Susquehanna County Transfer Station, and brought back fliers to give out on Township Cleanup Day. Residential trash hauling is being advertised, but rates were not mentioned. Ely will call and ask for handouts with rates.

At the May 20 meeting, a representative from True View presented a proposal for a fire alarm control panel for the supervisors to review.

Mead made a motion to ask Cabot to get “no brake retarder” signs for empty trucks leaving the Greenwood pad on Meshoppen Creek Rd., which was seconded by Supervisor Chris Harris.

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