Loyalsock Twp. formally outlines sidewalk project

The Loyalsock Township supervisors unanimously approved the formal outline of their sidewalk grant program at Tuesday’s meeting.

Voting were Richard H. Wheeland, Marc C. Sortman, Virginia M. Eaton and Paul D. Nyman. John C. Bower Jr. was absent.

SEDA Council of Governments suggested the township formally outline the specifics of the program, Bill Burdett, township manager, said.

To be eligible for the full-phase sidewalk program the applicant must be a homeowner and be current and up to date on township taxes.

The eligibiliy is based on income and is on a first-come-first-serve basis, Burdett said.

The applicants who fit into the category of extra-low income will have up to 70 percent of the expenses covered, Burdett said.

Those in the very-low income category could have 60 percent covered, and those in low to moderate, up to 50 percent.

“It was important that each property owner be involved in some way with the expenses,” Burdett said.

The township will inspect the work on the sidewalks once it is complete.

In other business, the township accepted Madison and Linden avenues and a portion of North Konkle Road in an agreement with RDG Warrensville Road Associates.

The supervisors’ next meeting will be held at the township building at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.