Leroy Twp. to hold cleanup day
LEROY TWP. - Spring is nearly here, and Leroy Township is thinking about the annual ritual of spring cleaning.
Leroy Township will hold a township clean-up day on Saturday, April 13.
Supervisors announced the event at their meeting this week.
The clean-up day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the township building on Route 414.
Residents can dispose of items such as scrap metal and wood, but no household garbage, chemicals, or liquids.
The cost to dispose of freon appliances at the event is $5.
Also, tires can be disposed of for a cost. The cost for tires up to 17 inches without rims is $3.50 each. The disposal fee for tires 18 to 22 inches without rims is $5.75; tires larger than 22 inches, $10; and tractor tires, $25.
In other business, supervisors reported that the charge is estimated at $3,000 for a structural analysis and hydrologic study of the East VanFleet Bridge.
The structural analysis will determine if the bridge can be rehabilitated and reopened to light traffic or if it's beyond repair and would have to be removed with a new structure built. Supervisors hope to rehabilitate it because it would be cheaper; the analysis/study by Dawood Engineering will determine if it's feasible.
Supervisor David Atherton-Ely said now would be the best time for the analysis, before the spring high water comes.
Supervisors agreed to go ahead with the analysis/study.
Regarding a proposal from Canton Township for Leroy Township to share the cost of a radio signal repeater to boost the radio signal, supervisors wanted to find out more about the cost and if any maintenance costs were involved.
Supervisor chairman Ted Tomlinson said he will look into it.
In addition, supervisors agreed to give the job of emergency management coordinator for the township to Ray Miller, if he is interested. He would replace J. Scott May, who stepped down from the position to take on the responsibilities of Canton Fire Chief, a position he has accepted. When asked for comment, Miller said he would take the job.
Supervisors agreed to do the annual road inspection on April 6.
Also, supervisors noted that it's time for a 100-hour service check for the new backhoe. Supervisors hope to use the service check as a learning experience or training session, so that they know what to check for and can do it in the future.
They will schedule the appointment for the service check, and they're looking into the cost in hopes of getting it cheaply as possible.
Supervisors agreed to not participate in a co-op buying option with Canton Auto Supply.
In addition, supervisors will look into replacing the grader blade, and check around for prices.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.