Burrell Township OKs truck purchase
BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township board of supervisors has added a truck to the township road maintenance fleet.
The township paid $60,000 cash and financed the remaining $98,090 of the total $158,090 cost of a 2014 International 7500 truck, including a bed and plow.
The supervisors approved the purchase of the truck from Hill International and the accessories from U.S. Municipal through a state supply contract. The board voted at a special meeting July 8 to buy the truck and to take on debt to pay for it.
At the board’s regular monthly business meeting Wednesday, the supervisors approved the closing of Park Drive between Burrell and Willow streets from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with a fundraising poker run to benefit the Burrell Township library.
The supervisors also:
• Reported Betty Cochran has resigned from the library board and that anyone interested in filling the vacancy should contact the library or the township office. Board members are not required to be residents of Burrell Township.
• Learned from library board President Helen Lichtenfels that the library is seeking a donation of a refrigerator to replace one that has a malfunctioning temperature control.
• Announced that Black Lick United Methodist Church would hold a 5K race and walk on Aug. 24 on a route that includes streets near the church and part of the Ghost Town Trail. No street closings were requested in connection with the event.