ACOG discusses construction projects

First Posted: 10/7/2014

The Abington Council of Governments (ACOG) meeting on Oct. 2 included a brief report from each municipality representative, with no official new or old business to discuss.

Clarks Green Councilwoman and ACOG Secretary Marnie O’Dea Palmer was congratulated on her new position as president of the Pennsylvania Council of Governments. Palmer also spoke on behalf of Clarks Green, stating the leaf bags will be distributed in the borough on Oct. 18 with the help of student volunteers from Baptist Bible College.

Len Gorney, South Abington Township planning commission, said construction on Northern Boulevard where a sewer line is being replaced is due to be completed in the next couple weeks.

Bill Montgomery, Dalton Borough council, said bridge work on Lilly Lake Road is underway, as is a PennDOT project on Routes 6 & 11, which is expected to take two years for completion.

Clarks Summit Councilman Pat Williams said the borough is doing well with its delinquent sewer bills collection and also recently received a grant for an aggressive driving program.

Chuck Wrobel, of Factoryville, said his municipality is finishing construction of a new salt shed and is seeking grants for a playground.

Ransom Township Supervisor Dennis Macheska said this year’s fall cleanup collected less trash than usual, with only about four-and-a-half dumpsters between both sections of the township. He also mentioned the township received complaints from residents regarding a new passing zone PennDOT recently painted on Newton Ransom Boulevard.

Members also briefly discussed the new MS4 stormwater management requirements, and it was noted a presentation will be given on that topic at the next meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Clarks Green Borough building.

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