Monroe Township supervisors met Monday (July 10), and acknowledged receiving a letter from the state Department of Transportation to the township about three bridges- regarding plans for the bridges.
The Dietz Mountain Bridge is on the calendar for 2018. Other bridges planned for upgrade were near the former home of Woody Martin, and the bridge on Buckwheat Hollow.
PennDOT will be asked to attend a future township meeting to discuss the details for the bridges.
There was discussion regarding a subdivision on property owned by William/Shirley Corby, on Rt. 292. The applicants were asking for an approximate 300 ft. by 144 ft. to be used to add a drain field. Jere Woods, Zoning Coordinator, and the supervisors approved the subdivision.
A dirt and gravel road grant application for Old Highway was denied. It was suggested to reapply for the grant in the fall. The grant money for the work done on Wilsey Road is apparently en route to the township.
Supervisor Dale Wright indicated that there is continuing work on Hoyt, Herdman Road, and Derhammer Lane. Wright reports that oiling will begin on township roads on Tuesday and Friday nights, weather permitting.
Supervisor Walt Derhammer reported that there were only 27 households that took advantage of the township clean-up. The township received $631 for the day. You are reminded that you can dispose of your recyclables free-of-charge at the EIO Waste Management dumpster on Rt. 309. In addition, you can drop off any metal materials, free of charge. It was suggested that the clean-up day is in limbo for next year and will be discussed at the annual reorganization meeting.
From the public comments, Glenda Chapin, living on Herdman Road, is concerned about the speeding on this road. Ken Thomas also mentioned the speeding on Crow Hill.
Chairman Bill Patton suggested that a speed limit sign could be put on the roads. Patton also reiterated that speed enforcement is almost impossible with no township law enforcement.
Patton also suggested that if any damage occurs to call the State Police.
In addition, a resident asked for a broom to be available to sweep the floor on the pavilion.
She stated that when her grandchildren are enjoying the playground equipment, she is volunteering to sweep the pavilion.
Supervisor Derhammer told her where a broom could be located, and he added that volunteers needed to be accommodated.
Arlene Traver, township secretary-treasurer, was absent from the meeting. Resident George Charney served as recording secretary.