Loyalsock curb replacements affected by sequestration

The federal funds sequestration could have some effect on the number of curbs Loyalsock Township can make handicap-accessible this construction season.

Kristin McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments, told township supervisors at their Tuesday night meeting that the sequestration could cause a “5 to 8-percent reduction” in the $132,500 expected to come from Community Development Block Grant funds in 2013.

“It could be more, it could be less, it could be nothing,” McLaughlin said. “We still have no idea.”

Supervisors voted to allocate 82-percent of whatever grant funding the township receives to the curb cuts, with the rest reserved for administrative costs.

“We’ll do as many curbs as we can with the funding we get,” McLaughlin said.

In other business, the board voted to accept the transfer of a liquor license from Limestone Township to the Buffalo Wild Wings expected to open in October at 1700 E. Third St.

Supervisors approved the sale of a 15-foot wide, 0.9-acre portion of Silica Sand Road – currently part of the township’s mulch pile – to Sand Hill Partners for $699.

The board also voted to advertise for bids to replace sewer laterals on five properties that are part of the 2013 paving program.

Supervisors next meet at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at 2501 E. Third St.