NEWS

Supervisors want to complete shared use trail

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

The shared use trail continued to receive attention from the Antrim Township board of supervisors. One section was finished in 2008, and now there is an impetus to complete the route from Antrim Township Community Park into the Borough of Greencastle.

Township administrator Brad Graham presented several routes to Pat Heraty, Rick Baer, James Byers, John Alleman and Fred Young III on Oct. 3. There were several ways to get from Phase II of Melrose Meadows into the borough, including on Tranquil Way, Grant Shook Road, or through fields. Each met up with a different street in town.

The board asked that the Park Committee see the choices and weigh in on what might be best.

The supervisors approved testing at the wastewater treatment, as required by the NPDES permit. Public works director Carl Rundquist said 900 samples would be taken over several months. The cost would be up to $35,000 and ALS Environmental, Middletown, was tasked with the lab work.

Township secretary Jennifer Becknell announced that several appointed positions were up on township boards. They included two seats on the planning commission, one seat on the municipal authority, one on the zoning hearing board, and two on the Park Committee. The current members would be asked if they wanted to continue serving in 2014, and the public was also welcome to submit letters of interest.

Following an executive session, two new employees who passed their probationary periods were given raises. They were roadmaster Mike Condo, four percent, and road crew Tom Moore, three percent.