BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Officials rename road
BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township supervisors have approved a name change for a private road where new business is under development.
Township residents Charles and Phyllis Kendall told the supervisors Wednesday that the lone house on the road would be offered for rent, they plan to build and operate a yogurt shop, and they are considering potential commercial use for a barn on the road.
The road formerly was a driveway to the Cornell farm, extending off Cornell Road near the intersection with Corporate Campus Drive.
The Kendalls asked to name it Sunnyside Lane, and the supervisors agreed.
The change will be sent to Indiana County Emergency Management Agency for final approval after the agency verifies that the name would not conflict with others in the 911 addressing system.
In other business:
The board received notice that Blairsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses has filed for permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for water-quality permits needed for construction of a 4,300-square-foot church, a carport, a shed and a parking lot at 324 Newport Road. The mandated notification came from the project site engineer.
The supervisors also have been asked to prioritize a list of projects to be accomplished through grant funding.
Historically, the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development has asked municipal officials for lists for Community Development Block Grant projects, but the planning office reported in its letter to the township that it is taking a comprehensive approach to lining up projects for myriad funding sources including state liquid fuels sharing, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST), Marcellus shale impact fees and others.
The planning office asked the township to identify potential projects by May 1.
Officials of the Black Lick volunteer fire department reported fundraising activities include a submarine sandwich sale on May 4 and a basket raffle and auction on June 2.
The supervisors permitted the fire company ladies auxiliary to close Park Drive and Grant Street near the fire station to accommodate parking for a pistol bash fundraiser on June 8.