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BURRELL TOWNSHIP: Scheduled resurfacing will be delayed this summer

by on June 19, 2014 10:55 AM

BLACK LICK — Local road and street resurfacing work is on the schedule for this summer in Burrell Township, but the projects won’t begin as early as planned.

Due to delays in preparing specifications, the township board of supervisors won’t be ready to open contractors’ bids until July 9.

Snyders Lane and streets in the Smith Plan are targeted for resurfacing this year, according to a work plan that the supervisors discussed in April.

The supervisors set the bid opening date at their regularly monthly business meeting Wednesday, a session with an agenda so brief that it was adjourned in just 8 1/2  minutes.

The board reported that the office will be closed July 4 for Independence Day, and the Black Lick Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraising submarine sandwich sale July 12.

Although the summer solstice is still a few days away, the supervisors said one sure sign of the season has already surfaced. The office has fielded numerous complaints from residents concerning trash burning in the township.

Burrell Township’s ordinance spells out the kinds of toxic and caustic materials that residents are prohibited from burning and lists the kinds of waste items that are OK to burn. It also limits trash burning to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between sunrise and sunset, makes it illegal for a fire to burn unattended and establishes the fines that can be imposed for violations. The supervisors’ next meeting is July 16.

Chauncey Ross is the Gazette’s fixture at Indiana Area and Homer-Center school board meetings, has been seen with pen and notepad in area police stations and courts, and is something of an Open Records Act and Sunshine Law advocate. He also manages the Gazette’s websites and answers your questions about them.
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