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Fox supervisors discuss business items

November 3, 2011

Photo by Amy Cherry - Fox Township Supervisors Dave Mattiuz, Mike Keller and Randy Gradizzi discuss a variety of topics during Wednesday's regular township meeting.

The Fox Township Supervisors addressed a variety of new and old business items during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Among items approved were the installation of a streetlight, the purchase of a new township sign, correspondence items and payment of bills totaling $244,361,63.
Resident Jim Chorney's request was approved to have a streetlight installed near 163 Skyline Drive. The request comes as he explained to the supervisors that a bus driver has expressed concern that it is very dark in the area, making it difficult to see the two young girls who board the bus.
"It's extremely dark and very dangerous there," Chorney said, adding that cars are known to speed across Skyline Drive, as many use it as a shortcut road.
Supervisor Chairman Mike Keller said historically it is the board's policy to go out and review the area in question where the streetlight is being requested.
Fellow supervisor and public works director Randy Gradizzi said he reviewed the area and stated he agrees with Chorney.
Also approved was the purchase of a new electronic township sign which will be located in front of the Fox Twp. Community Building, replacing the current yellow sign. The board's approval is pending permission from the St. Marys Area School District to place the sign on their property and from the American Legion to utilize their electric to power the sign, which is currently powering the nearby veterans' memorial.
The township obtained three price quotes, including from two local companies. Sekula Signs of DuBois quoted a price of $17,000, while Kennedy Signs of St. Marys did not submit a bid. The winning bid was from Stewart Sign of Florida for $9,200.
The sign will be a double-sided freestanding piece measuring 6 feet wide and 7.5 feet high. It will have the words Fox Township Community Building on it, along with two lines of electronic text.
Keller expressed his interest in hiring a realtor to promote the sale of lots inside the Fox Township Industrial Park. Keller suggested meeting with the Coldwell Banker realtor to see what he has to offer. According to Keller, the realtor specializes in industrial park real estate and is selling lots in the DuBois and Clearfield area.
Gradizzi added that he received a call from an industrial park property owner who was interested in purchasing two additional lots.
The Station Inn submitted a request to have Fox Twp. issue a resolution approving the transfer of a restaurant liquor license they currently hold in safekeeping with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board from St. Marys to Fox Twp.
A public hearing was scheduled for November 21 at 4:15 p.m., which is required prior to adopting such a resolution.

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