Leroy goes over bridge cost estimates
LEROY TWP. - Township supervisors are continuing to mull the options for East VanFleet Bridge, and now they have some cost estimates to throw around.
The matter was discussed at this week's township meeting.
Dawood Engineers has been conducting a structural analysis of the bridge, which has been closed for couple years after being damaged in a flood.
According to supervisor chairman Ted Tomlinson, Dawood informed the township that the rehabilitation option for the bridge is $160,000, and the cost for a new culvert would be $240,000.
Supervisors agreed to meet with Rick Biery, with Dawood, to go over the options.
Tomlinson said Dawood did "a nice, comprehensive report."
Supervisors agreed to use impact fee money to pay off the Ford F-550 dump truck for $24,369, which will save the township $1,500 in interest. The township received $154,565 in impact fee money for 2013.
Tomlinson said the township is waiting to hear back from the Bradford County Commissioners regarding a request from the township for some help on Leroy Mountain Road, which is the road that goes to Sunfish Pond County Park.
The supervisors had sent the county a letter which read that the township is "very pleased to be the host community for Sunfish Pond County Park. Ever since its inception and especially in the last several years, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in use of this well-managed piece of heaven here in southwestern Bradford County."
"Along with this, we have experienced an increased burden of wear and tear on Leroy Mountain Road (which leads up to the park)," the letter continues. "This road, out of our 18.4 miles of township road, happens to be our most costly to maintain. We, the Leroy Township supervisors, were hoping that in the event a 'cash cow' happened to drop into your county coffers, you gentlemen would consider thinking of us in maybe some manner such as materials, machine time, manpower or an outright donation for helping us maintain this well-traveled road. Any and all considerations that you may afford us would be greatly appreciated."
Supervisors agreed to give a resident making a Right to Know request regarding the fire contract "all the information we got," according to Tomlinson.
Supervisors approved a bill for $997.30 for its cost of the repeater that has been installed in conjunction with some other municipalities, including Canton Township.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.