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Wayne Township approves road improvement project

McELHATTAN–The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to an approximate $20,000 proposal from Charles Construction to complete various minor drainage and road improvements along Shoemaker Road in the township in an in-person meeting on Monday, July 20.

After the original Shoemaker Road drainage improvement project, which was funded partially through a grant, was completed two years ago, it was found to have other issues on different properties along the road that needed these drainage and road issues repaired, according to the Township Secretary Darlene Macklem.

The project proposed by Charles Construction will fix the ongoing issues.

In addition, the supervisors also unanimously agreed to donate $14,900 property off of Spook Hollow Road near the Black Iron Bridge to the county’s Bald Eagle Rail Trail project, including a bridge renovation, rail trail, ramps and more.

The property that will be donated is a PennDOT property that the township decided to donate instead of having the county paying for it. The township also met with PennDOT to put up railroad crossing gates and signals at this same location.

The supervisors also issued a permit to Truck-Lite for a land development plan on a building expansion. This was unanimously approved by the supervisors.

The Recreation Committee gave an update on their multi-complex project that will be located around the Little League baseball field and community playground.

The complex will eventually include a basketball and pickleball court as well as an ice skating rink, Macklem said.

Macklem said the committee had started fundraising prior to COVID-19 and has since received donations of $10,000 from First Quality and $1,000 from the local McDonald’s with the commitment of $1,000 for the next two years also from McDonald’s.

The committee is also in the process of getting cost estimates and putting out bids for this project.

More information about this multi-complex and Truck-Lite building expansion will come later.

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