North Strabane plans $1 million in road repairs

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More than $1 million in road paving and maintenance for the coming year is being planned in North Strabane Township.


A list of township roads slated for paving this year has been assembled for the board of supervisors. The board expects to authorize its engineer to prepare bid specifications at next week’s meeting.


The roads being considered for the 2013 pavement maintenance program include: Chubbic Road, from Hatfield Lane to Route 19; Galley Road from Linden Creek Road to the Peters Township line; Willow Street from Locust Street to its dead end; Poplar Street from Locust Street to the Summerbrooke development and from Locust Street to Sleepy Hollow Road; Sleepy Hollow Road from Poplar Street to Willow Street; Locust Street from Willow to the dead end; and Lindley Road from McBride Road to Johnson Road.


Also on the list are Chambers Lane, School and Hook streets from Weavertown Road to the dead end; Pike Street; Township Lane from Route 519 to Linden Road; two alleys off Weavertown Road and Pike Street and the public works lot.


Of the projects, the one for Lindley Road is estimated to be the costliest, $261,847, followed by Chubbic Road at $218,943.


The board will also consider a one-year agreement with the Frank Sarris Public Library Association. Under the agreement the township will make a contribution to the library based on its assessed millage rate of 0.0002511 which township Manager Frank Siffrinn said amounts to between $46,000 and $47,000 a year.


Greg Sulc, park director, told the board that pavilion reservations at the park will be taken beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 2 at the township building. Nonresident rental reservations will be taken beginning at 8 a.m. March 2. Deposits are $100.


The rates for the three smaller pavilions, which seat about 40 people, have been reduced from $75 to $60. But rental fees have been increased on the larger pavilions,which seat between 150 and 200 people, including McDowell and Quail pavilion to $175 and the McClelland pavilion, $225.


Also for the legislative meeting is a vote on the final site plan approval for the new Studio 6 hotel. The 86-room hotel is to be built on Houston Square Drive off Route 519.


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