White Township officials are looking at a wide range of issues, including the long-awaited overhaul of the S&T Bank Arena and an unexpected add-on to an already costly truck repair.
At Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, Manager Milt Lady announced that longtime Universal Construction Code board member and Chairman Ray Wygonick is resigning.
Lady said applications for that vacancy will be taken until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 then considered later that evening at the first October board meeting.
Meanwhile, it has been nearly 11 months since the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced a $399,000 Community Conservation Partnership Program grant to the township for renovations to the 1,000-seat S&T Bank Arena in the recreation complex along East Pike Road.
The township is matching that grant dollar-for-dollar for funds toward an almost $800,000 overhaul of the arena’s roof, dehumidifier, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Bids are being received for the work, based on findings in a feasibility study by CJL Engineering of Johnstown.
The arena is more than 20 years old. The township has owned it since 2006
Bids also are being obtained for repairs to an 8-inch sewer pipe that has some deterioration and needs some work, under Wayne Avenue near the Quality Inn.
“The best way to fix that is by sliplining it, where you basically put a sock in the pipe and you harden it with steam and water and it cures in place,” Lady said.
There also are problems with the township’s oldest vehicle.
Lady said the 2006 dump truck had been in the shop already, an International Trucks dealership which overhauled the vehicle for $11,126.
And then the transmission blew.
“We may need to replace that truck in a year or two,” Lady concluded.
In other matters Tuesday, Assistant Township Manager Chris Anderson said PennDOT is aware of concerns about speeding on College Lodge Road. He said the state agency is monitoring speeds and studying such needs as whether the signage on that road is adequate.
Lady said an automatic door opener has been installed at the municipal building.
The $5,126 device is meant to make the doors handicap-friendly under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He also said the summer paving contract is complete except for work on shoulders along newly-paved roads.
The township board has voted to conduct its fall road tour on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
It also set trick-or-treat for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
And township officials will be among those in attendance when the new state police barracks are formally dedicated on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m.