Lawrence Twp. Supers Discuss Several Items

CLEARFIELD – Several items were discussed by the Lawrence Township Supervisors during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Prior to the meeting, a hearing regarding changes to zoning in the township was held, but the supervisors did not take any action, instead tabling the matter.

The supervisors also held a hearing regarding transferring a liquor license from Houtzdale to the township at the request of Sheetz, and approved that transfer during the meeting.

During the supervisors’ reports, Supervisor Jeremy Ruffner suggested the board should begin looking for a new home for the police department as well as the secretary and code enforcement.

He noted that the police department only uses a small portion of the building in Hyde. The supervisors have been looking at replacing the roof, but the cost has been prohibitive and for all the more the township uses it, it is not cost effective.

Supervisors Randy Powell and Dan Mitchell agreed with his assessment.

If any property owner in Lawrence Township has a building that could suit the needs of the township, they are asked to contact the township to discuss the matter.

Police Chief Doug Clark asked the supervisors if there had been any discussion on an agreement between the township and Clearfield Area School District regarding police presence.

Solicitor James Naddeo answered that he received a draft of an agreement from the district’s solicitor and he has some concerns and will need to talk with the district’s solicitor.

Roadmaster Ron Woodling asked for permission to advertise for bids for tar and chipping of four roads within the township: Pifer Road from the blacktop to the end, a small portion of Guinea Hill, Log Cabin Road and Antis Hill Road.

The supervisors also approved Woodling to begin getting prices for a Ford 550 truck to replace an older truck Woodling has been concerned about.

Woodling said he believes he can find a truck for a good price and have money left over to purchase a used dirt roller.

Secretary Barbara Shaffner also reported that the application for funding through the Dirt and Gravel Roads Program has been completed. The proposed project is $92,211.40. The in-kind amount will be $6,130.16 and the requested amount is $86,074.24.

Also under the secretary’s report, the supervisors approved advertising seats on the Joint Uniform Construction Board of Appeals.

The board is shared with Clearfield Borough. Nancy Yeager was reappointed to the Zoning Hearing Board as chairwoman and Bill Lawhead appointed as alternate.

The supervisors also approved a request from the Clearfield Elks to have fire police at the High Country Arts and Crafts Fair July 8 and the same route as past years for the King of the Mountain Bike Race Oct. 7.

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One thought on “Lawrence Twp. Supers Discuss Several Items

  1. blawhead

    After all that has been done to the police station why would the supervisors look for another place. New doors ; camera’s; new interview room ; roof redone on that section $196,000.00. Why pay rent or buy another building when you already own this one? When the Target building was bought the goal was to move all twp. offices there when funds where available. All rent monies are set aside for that building ,not to be placed in the general fund so the building would pay for itself .As for a small portion ;interview room ,weapons room, file room ,2locker rooms, evidence room , chiefs office , plus restrooms, garage space for cars not in use and officers vehicles while on duty. Yes, the secretary and code office need more room so add on to your existing building when funds are available. The front section of the Target building is virtually empty use the space you have don’t waste taxpayers dollars.

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