DUBOIS – The Sandy Township Supervisors received an update on the Kiwanis Trail waterline project on Monday night.
According to engineer Perry Bowser the township has about six outstanding easements to obtain before the project can be put out to bid.
“It’s keeping us to go out to bid at some point,” said Bowser.
Solicitor Greg Kruk said that soon the township will have to assure the US Department of Agriculture that all the easements have been obtained.
“Are we going to have to go through eminent domain,” asked Supervisor Chairman Brady LaBorde.
“We hope not,” said Kruk. “We have a little time here.
It was reported in July that the township received a letter confirming that it will receive $5,818,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This will affect 216 customers in such areas as the Kiwanis Trail, Brady Street Extension, West Liberty and Main Street.
This loan has a repayment time of 40 years.
On Monday the supervisors, who also serve on the Sandy Township Municipal Authority, voted to approve PNC Bank for the interim loan.