The Fox Township Supervisors approved several new business items during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Among them was an application to submit to Elk County for seal coating funds. The county has $12,000 in liquid fuel funds available to each municipality for use on eligible projects.
They adopted a resolution urging the PA General Assembly to eliminate or amend the State Prevailing Wage Act. The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) encourages municipalities to take this action.
The prevailing wage law requires all workers on state funded-construction projects that exceed $25,000 to be paid the state prevailing wage. The federal government requires the payment of prevailing wages for all construction contracts that have federal funding that exceeds $2,000, which includes federal, state and local public works projects.
According to the PSAT website, House Bill 1329 would increase the prevailing wage threshold from $25,000 to $185,000 and would require the state to establish clear and uniform worker classifications for public projects. The website states that prevailing wage stipulations often put projects out of financial reach for many municipalities and townships.