In a brief meeting Tuesday night, the Old Lycoming Township supervisors approved a contract for maintenance of traffic lights, a second phase of levy system exploration and authorized a grant to help fund the Lycoming County DUI Task Force's operations.
The task force is overseen by Old Lycoming Township Chief William Solomon, but uses officers from many departments.
"When Chief Solomon uses officers from other departments for roving patrols or DUI checkpoints for the task force, those departments still have to be reimbursed," Township Manager Robert Whitford explained. He added that the grant helps to fund that reimbursement, and other costs associated with the task force's operations.
Whitford explained that the contract for repair and general maintenance of the traffic lights is an annual contract. This year, the $1,500 project has been awarded to Lecce Electric.
The supervisors also voted to approve the second phase of the levy system exploration. Whitford explained that the municipality's levy system needs to be recertified in order to meet requirements set by the Federal Emergency Management Association.
"Our municipality has teamed up with other municipalities and boroughs as a joint effort to get the levee systems up to standard. But each municipality is responsible for their own cost," Whitford said.
"The first stage of the project was just surveying and trying to get an idea of what the system looks like right now," he added.
The second stage of the project will be a more in-depth look at the leevy system. The data-gathering will be done by AMEC Enviromental Infrastructures Inc.