Antrim approves payments for road and bridge work

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

Antrim Township will proceed with its road paving projects, and supervisors James Byers, Fred Young III, Rick Baer and John Alleman approved pulling from reserves to pay for them. Pat Heraty was absent from the June 23 meeting.

Wingerton, Patton Bridge and Trolley roads will get tar and chip treatments as part of summer maintenance, but the expense brought spending $81,300 over the 2015 budget. A rebuild of Sheller Road and paving at the John Wayne Drive/Antrim Church Road intersection was already covered.

“We don’t have a choice on some of these roads,” Byers said. “They are just exploding.”

Antrim administrator Brad Graham was authorized to pay Lycoming Supply, Inc. its final bills from township funds for the Martins Mill Bridge renovation, if grant reimbursements had not yet arrived from the state. He had been informed there was a delay.

Graham announced that the Mountain View landfill would be closed July 4. However, residents with a card could take double the amount of trash and recyclables out the following Saturday.