Six year Highway plan discussed during Bardwell City Council Meeting
BARDWELL - The monthly Bardwell City Meeting was held on Tuesday November 12, 2013.
Those attending were Mayor Philip King, Commissioners, Edwina Turner, Michael Hoskins, Mahlon Thomas, Kay Presson, Justin Shehorn, Clerk Missy Martin, Treasure Adrian Burgess, Visitors Attorney Jason Batts, State Highway Reps. Michael McGregory and Susan Oatmen, Chris Wood, and Lilly Morefield with the Carlisle County News.
Mayor King called the meeting to order at 5PM and welcomed everyone for attending.
A motion made by Thomas and 2ND by Shehorn to approve the previous meeting minutes was carried.
A motion made by Presson and 2nd by Thomas was carried to approve the financial report.
The Monthly Bills were approved.
State Highway personnel McGregor briefed on the closing of Ashford Street which runs in front of Greg’s Market. He explained that the road would have to be closed in order to make the improvements for the intersection on highway 51 and highway 62. After questions concerning the stop light in Bardwell McGregor explained to council that the light is not part of the plan and that would have to be addressed after the project is done. McGregor explained that the project is the State Highway Six -Year Highway Plan. He stated the project will began after we get agreement from land owners and that it could be sometime late in 2014 or early 2015. He stated the project will make a better flow for the traffic at the Highway 51 and 62 intersections.
King briefed on Jennings Street Bridge Project. He stated that he was given wrong information but after the making new changes the project now consist of the grant will paying 100% for the bridge and the city responsibilities will consist of utilities that will have to be run. He also stated that it will cost the city approximately $2, 250. And that the project may begin before Thanksgiving.
Also discussed was a 5% increase on the city electric rate. King stated that Pennsylvania Electric is going up and extra 5% and that increase with the last increase will cost the city 14.5% more for electricity. He explained that the city has two options go up or lose money. Shehorn stated that he rather to go ahead and raise the 5% than to raise a little and go back and have to raise it again. After more discussion a motion made to raise the electric rate 5% was carried.
Bookmobile donation King stated he was asked if the city would donate to the Bookmobile. After more discussion a motion made by Smith to donate $50 to the Bookmobile was approved.
A motion was made to adjourn.