Fire Hydrant Delay
June 27, 2014- Jim Grant
BROCKWAY- For months the Snyder Township Supervisors have planned with
the Brockway Municipal Water Authority to install a fire hydrant on the Luke
property in Crenshaw. Recently, a great
opportunity came along when a water line leak showed up in the area and the
line had to be uncovered. The workers
began to place the hydrant but were stopped by the property owner.
Although the actual installation would have taken place on
the authority’s own right of way, the installation was stopped, and another
planning meeting will be arranged within the next week or so to find an
acceptable site within that neighborhood. It is expected that homeowners within 1,000 feet of the hydrant will realize
a sizable reduction in their homeowner’s insurance rates.
There is also some concern with road conditions on Siple and
Mt. Daniels Roads due to the heavy truck traffic with the Flatirons gas-well
drilling in that area. The roads are
bonded by Flatirons and BWP timbering and the rules call for the roads to be
maintained in good shape. The question
involves how extensive this maintenance must be to satisfy the township and the
people living in the area.
Several visitors commented on unsightly conditions on the
former Gillung property along Route 219 near the Elk County Line; another
property near the end of Varischetti Road in Steeltown; and one on Mount Vista
where mowing was needed. It was noted
that none of these are considered a problem for the township unless someone
submits a written complaint. Then the
code officer will investigate and action may follow.
Compliments have been expressed for the volunteer work being
done by M & K Landscaping in cleaning up and maintaining the conditions at
the Haffner Cemetery along Bond Street Extension.
In other business, it was reported that the Marcellus gas
tax reimbursement for 2014 in the amount of $27,933.24 was received by direct
deposit. There will be a motorcycle bike
run on Saturday, June 28 for the benefit of Trooper Wilson, leaving Brockway at
noon and returning about 3:00 p.m. after passing through Punxsutawney and points south. A large turnout is expected that day.
The next meeting of the Snyder Township Supervisors will be on
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building
along Route 28 on the hill west of Brockway.