Sandy Beach

A photo of the beautiful Sandy Beach recreation area which hosted the Handicapped Fish Rodeo for the second year in June.

RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP--The September meeting of the Ridgway Township Supervisors was a quick one, lasting only about 10 minutes on Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the headquarters at 1537A Montmorenci Road in Ridgway.
The Sandy Beach recreation area has been growing and expanding over the last few years, attracting many more residents and visitors to this beautiful park located on Laurel Mill Road in Ridgway Township. Besides the expanded pavilion and trail handicapped access, and the addition of Lucy's Dog Park, and several hiking and biking trails connecting with the Alleghany National Forest, the Ridgway Township Recreation Board is studying the possibility of adding four primitive campsites to the area for daily or week-long rentals. While the draft camping agreement is still being worked on between the Township and Recreation Board, the Supervisors' preliminary evaluation of the application was approved at the meeting on Tuesday. There are several more meetings and planning sessions in the works, but residents and visitors may be able to camp at Sandy Beach as early as next summer. The Recreation Board will handle all the details of the possible campsites, including creating a contract for rentals along with cleanup requirements and the possible installation of grills, picnic tables, and fire rings if the plan seems feasible.
Supervisor Michael Beaver reported that the cost for wintertime salt has decreased several dollars to $73.22/ton for the local Road crew. The contracted provider of this essential road treatment will deliver to the already existing stockpile at the Township warehouse on Montmorenci Road. Beaver also reported that the new truck purchased a few months ago is now fully equipped and ready for service. The Township purchased the truck over the summer to replace their aging one, which was sold to Spring Creek Township thanks to cooperation between the municipalities. A complete set of new tires has also been ordered for the work truck, with delivery estimated to be in the next few months as COVID-19 supply chain issues are ongoing in many industries and local governments. 
The Financial reports were approved by the Supervisors with no changes, and all of the checks were approved. The next meeting of the Ridgway Township Supervisors will take place on October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Authority headquarters at 1537A Montmorenci Road. The public is welcome to attend. 

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