Rice Twp. Board Authorizes Payment For Culvert Project

The Rice Township Board of Supervisors approved payment to Latona Trucking for the construction of the Laurel Drive Culvert Project that was completed two weeks prior to the board’s November 1st meeting.

The board adopted a resolution to make a payment to Latona totaling $148,416.62 inclusive of the $7,236 for PPL and exclusive of the $16,490.74 retainer for construction of the culvert project. The payment will consist of $50,000 from the Liquid Fuels account and $98,416.62 from the General Fund. In addition, the board authorized the borrowing of up to $100,000 for five years to support the culvert replacement on Laurel Drive.

Roadmaster Bob Pipech reported the leaf collection is under way and will conclude on November 15. Pipech noted 950 bags of leaves were collected so far. He pointed out this service has been expensive, running three trucks trip after trip to the COG which is located in the Crestwood Industrial Park.

“Permits need to be changed and dated and taken care of in a professional manner,” said Pipech. Township Secretary Jeff Beck explained some residents say they have a permit but there is no record of the sale.

In other business, the board appointed Grevera & Associates as the low bidder at $3,175 to conduct the 2016 audit.

The board accepted Pennsylvania Power & Light’s agreement to temporarily access the property behind the former Rice Township Volunteer Fire House for $7,000 payable to Rice Township.

A resolution to accept PennDOT’s

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