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WILCOX â€“ Jones Township Supervisors voted to participate in a CEI grant at the meeting held Monday night.
Laurie Storrar, Supervisor/Secretary, reported a grant requiring a 50/50 match is available through the county for recreation purposes.
â€śWe could finish the walking track with this grant,â€ť Storrar said. â€śPreliminary estimates of cost are approximately $50,000.â€ť
Storrar explained a stipulation to the grant is the township would have to put up 50 percent of the cost, which is $25,000.
â€śWith government cuts there is expected to be 70 percent less in grant money,â€ť Storarr said. â€śThere is going to be very little grant money left, so we should take it while we can.â€ť
Uneasy about spending $25,000, the township supervisors passed the motion. Chairman Mike DePonceau assured the park is self-sustaining. â€śThe park has been doing well for itself,â€ť DePonceau said. â€śIt is much safer than having people walking on [state Route] 219, and there is already so much completed.â€ť
In new business, a meeting was held Jan. 11 in regards to the bridges in Jones Township, specifically the Twin Lakes Bridge.
â€śThe Twin Lakes Bridge is on the 18-30 year plan but is not under the four-year plan,â€ť Storrar said. â€śWhen itâ€™s less than four years you canâ€™t be sure youâ€™ll have money for it. But the engineers assured it wonâ€™t need replaced as long as Iâ€™m here.â€ť
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.