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Supervisors hold CDBG local hearing

Township awarded with over $60,000 in allocations

Sentinel photo by LUCAS LENZE
Board members from left: James Peachey, Kay Hamilton and Scott Pecht seated in the second public hearing for the 2020 CDBG-CV allocations, presented by Chastity Fultz.

REEDSVILLE–Chastity Fultz from the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department, presented the Brown Township Board of Supervisors with the second public hearing for the 2020 CDBG funds.

The township was awarded $60,858 in CDBG-CV allocations. Of thay money $10,954 is allocated for administration, leaving $49,904 for township projects. The board decided to put the money toward the purchase of 100 laptops for students in the Mifflin County School District to help with remote learning this school year. The laptops will help lower-income kids and special education students.

The Brown Township Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 2020-13, approving the allocation of the 2020 CDBG-CV funds for the project.

The board also discussed an issue with a light up sign at the Corner Vault. The issue was brought to the board’s attention because of the sign’s brightness at night causing a driving hazard. These signs are normally reduced to 20 or 30 percent luminosity at night and ads on the sign last anywhere from five to eight seconds. According to the current ordinance, a sign of this nature is prohibited unless changes can be made to it. The board asked for definitions of terms used in the description of the sign and will discuss the issue further at future meetings.

In other business the board:

¯Approved the minutes.

¯Approved the bill.

¯Appointed Scott Pecht as the Project Coordinator for the Day of Caring project.

¯Discussed the Roadmasters Report.

The Brown Township Board of Supervisors will meet again at 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 17.

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