May Burn Cemetery Hill House
their regular March meeting, the Snyder Township supervisors continued with the
next steps in cleaning up the Lees’ property on Cemetery Hill which was found
to contain a meth lab last September. A letter was sent by Solicitor Ross
Ferraro to the current owner Amy Summers detailing the township’s intention to
have a controlled burn of the house in no other action has taken place by May
1, 2014. She has requested an appeal of
this action since a fire would destroy the foundation as well as the building.
an appeal, it was necessary to establish a Township Board of Appeals composed
of three township residents with two others on standby. The three members were sworn into office by
Solicitor Ferraro with Ernie Inzana serving a 1-year term; Ron Freemer for 2
years; and Scott Keith for 3 years. The
Board of Appeals will convene at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to hear
the appeal on the Lees’ house.
nothing else happens, the township will move forward to have the house tested
for asbestos and, have it removed if any is found. All appliances and carpeting must be
removed. Then the Brockway Volunteer
Fire Company will be free to use the site for a training exercise.
were opened for limestone with the following results accepted from New
Enterprise Stone & Lime: 2,500 tons of #8 (1B) @ $18.25 per ton, and 50
tons of rip-rap @ $19.15 per ton. Also
accepted bids from the Woodland Equipment & Supply: 1,500 tons of 2A stone
@ $14.25 per ton, and 2,500 tons of 2B stone @ $17.85 per ton. All bids were accepted subject to review and
approval by Solicitor Ferraro.
decided to advertise for bids on 20,000 gallons of MC70 road oil and 8,000
gallons of E3 oil to be received and opened at the April meeting; along with
bids for 3,766 tons of superpave wearing course about 2 inches thick to be used
for sealing on Galusha Road, Longwell Road, and some other areas of the Patch
in Crenshaw. Approval was given for the
township to negotiate a short-term loan from S & T Bank until a PIB
(Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank) Loan is approved.
supervisors approved payment of $500.00 into the Jefferson County Scholarship
Fund which will lead to an offer by the Jefferson County Township Officers
Association to a 2014 high school graduate who lives in the county, and who is
enrolled in a college, university, or trade school for this fall. It is also required that the applicant must
have attended their township’s meeting at least once during the year. The application for scholarship can be found
at www.snydertwp.com .
Clark and Mary Rasenberg attended the meeting to request help with a ditch
problem at their recreational property in the middle of Crenshaw. The township code office will check the
situation to determine the problem and it may be a civil matter involving their
neighborhood. There was also a discussion
about hauling shale to a private property off Galusha Road without bonding the
road. To be legal, the farm owner must
abide by the posted 10-ton limit.
Paul Corbin and Chris Dush attended this meeting to speak for their candidacy
for the seat in the PA House of Representatives for the 66th District,
currently held by Sam Smith.
next meeting of the Snyder Township Supervisors will be on Thursday, April 24,
2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building along Route 28 on the hill west of