CLEARFIELD – Solicitor James Naddeo gave the Lawrence Township Supervisors a brief update on Crown Crest Cemetery at Tuesday’s meeting.
Naddeo said the commissioners sent a letter stating they support having the tax bureau set up a judicial tax sale for the cemetery.
Naddeo said he will be meeting with attorney Peter Smith regarding a non-profit or similar organization being set up to eventually take over the cemetery.
“I’m optimistic we’ll have this resolved,” Naddeo said hopefully, but he added there is no timeline and he has no idea how long it will take.
Meanwhile, volunteers have continued to gather to work on upkeep for the cemetery. The supervisors approved allowing Tom Smeal and William Brion to volunteer during the week and mow as needed, provided they inform the township first, so that they can have access to the cemetery mower.
Smeal will also do some mowing at the recreation park as needed on a volunteer basis.
The supervisors do ask that live flowers placed at graves be removed when dead, and the vases returned to their holders but upside down so that mowing will be easier.
Under the roadmaster report, the supervisors approved purchasing a used excavator at a cost of $24,821.06.
Roadmaster Ron Woodling has been renting the machine for three weeks from C.R. Boring and the contractor is willing to sell the machine for what he has in it.
Woodling said the excavator has a little over 1,500 hours and similar machines he looked at cost significantly more. He proposed postponing purchase of a roller for dirt roads as to next year as an opportunity of this kind for an excavator won’t come again.