Routine board meeting held

REEDSVILLE–Business ran as usual for the Brown Township supervisors during their first meeting of the year on Monday night at the Brown Township building.

The supervisors welcomed local fire chief Dan Aumiller to provide a report on call statistics for Reedsville regarding 2018. According to Aumiller, calls have remained steady over the past several years, with a slight drop last year.

Later, the board discussed possible projects to fund using a 2019 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The board discussed constructing a landscaped retaining wall behind the local playground, as well as the possibility of updating and remodeling park pavilions.

Supervisor Kay Hamilton also informed the board of a public art project that Success Together is working on for Brown Township. Hamilton said that Success Together is currently trying to raise $25,000 in order to create a goose statue prototype, which can then be purchased by local businesses for display throughout the region. Hamilton also noted that the goose was selected since Mifflin County is the only region in the United States that celebrates Goose Day.

“The whole point of this is to attract and retain business,” Hamilton said. “A number of cities have been very influential with this in saying ‘the community is behind you.'”

In other business, the board:

¯Approved a 2019-2020 contract for 120 tons of roadway salt.

¯Approved the 2018 MS 965 municipal liquid fuels report.

¯Approved a costs and fees schedule.

¯Approved a sewer extension agreement for professional services on Route 655, pending clarification of responsibilities.

¯Approved the township zoning officer to join the Pennsylvania Association of Zoning Officers and to become a certified zoning officer.