PennDOT plans to place boxed culvert under Upper River Road in Ransom Twp.

By Ben Freda - For Abington Journal
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RANSOM TWP. — At the Oct. 1 Ransom Twp. supervisors meeting, supervisor Dennis Macheska announced in his stormwater report that PennDOT is going to put a boxed culvert under Upper River Road and attach it to the pipes.

“The big problem is that the pipes flowing under the railroad might not be able to take all that water,” he said.

Macheska said the supervisors decided to close the road for the winter because the creek overflowed its bank about 24 feet. He said if it qualifies for a grant, the supervisors will get some money.

“It’s not a cheap fix,” he said. “It’s going to be a bit pricey. We will have to bid that out.”

Macheska said for the sake of the five families who reside on Upper River Road, Cascades Paper Company is currently allowing drivers to pass through its property in the meantime.

In other business …

• Supervisor Allan Myers mentioned he will meet with someone to talk about the cost of placing cell towers in Ransom Twp.

“We’re hoping things are going to move along, and we’re going to get at least one or two cell towers in Ransom,” he said.

Myers hopes to have a cell tower near the Ransom Twp. Municipal Building.

• Supervisor Dave Bird announced an upcoming fall cleanup set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13.

• In his treasury report, Macheska announced the township’s General Fund Total is $672,443.39; Liquid Fuels Fund Total, $1,547,387.55. He also reported the recycling for September totaled 4.4 tons. This month’s recycling date is Oct. 19.

The next regular township meeting will be Monday, Nov. 5 at the Ransom Twp. Municipal Building.

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By Ben Freda

For Abington Journal

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