According to the Fox Township Supervisors, the township's planning commission will need to revise the township's zoning ordinance accordingly in regard to the state's adoption of the Marcellus Shale Drilling Act. This will need to be done in order for the township to receive impact fees associated with drilling.
The supervisors approved an amendment be added to the township's lease agreement with the Fox Twp. Senior Center to confirm that the township has budgeted for the payment of the electric and gas at the senior center building since 2005.
"This was not part of the original lease agreement," said Mike Keller, supervisor chairman.
This was prompted by the center having trouble paying their utility bills due to the increased size of the building. Keller stated a representative from the center approached the township for help because their budget could not cover the utility expenses.
The board also approved the adoption of a resolution in which the township could apply for grant funds through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) C2P2 program in order to construct a handicap-accessible access to the stage and ball fields at the community park.
According to Fox Twp. Secretary Kathie Dowie, the township received notice that Elk County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for next year was cut and they could no longer fund the project. The county suggested the township apply for the C2P2 grant program, in which they could receive up to $20,000 for any project with no funding match required. This project would fall under a small community grant. The deadline to apply is April 4.
Bids were reviewed and all were approved for the following equipment leases: Pollino Excavating submitted a bid for $85-per-hour rental of a 38,000- to 40,000-lb. excavator without an operator, $75 for a 650 or D4 dozer with an operator and $75 for a triaxle truck with an operator; Vollmer Brothers submitted a bid for $70 per hour for a tandem truck with an operator; and Dowie Skid Steer submitted a bid for $70 for a tandem truck with an operator.
Gradizzi said the board will approve each rental as they are needed.