Winslow Township supervisors approve sewage module for new Dollar General Store

The Winslow Township Supervisors met on April 12 and took care of a number of different items of business.

The supervisors approved a sewage planning module for the proposed Dollar General Store to be located in the township along Prescottville Road at the intersection with Route 322. The plan will be advertised for 30 days.

Oil and stone bids for the summer paving projects were opened and read. The oil bid was awarded to Midland Asphalt of Woodland while the stone bid was awarded to Beechwoods Equipment of DuBois.

During the public comment section of the meeting, Reynoldsville Borough Council member Darren Scolese asked what the township planned to do with Beech Street this summer as far as roadwork was concerned. The township and the borough share road maintenance on that street since it runs through both municipalities.

Supervisor Rick August said he wasn’t sure what the plan was but he would find out so the two municipalities could work together.

One item that caught the attention of those gathered at the meeting was the news that the township will receive $247,664 of federal stimulus money through the American Rescue Plan. The township will receive half of the money June 1 of this year and the other half June 1 of 2022. It has four years to spend it.

Supervisor August said that what the money could be used for is limited right now, but more guidelines are expected.

(Editor’s note: The same list that showed what Winslow Township would receive also showed that Reynoldsville Borough will receive $261,704. The amount each municipality gets is based on population.)

Also during the public comment portion of the meeting, township resident Jim Mackie introduced himself to the supervisors. Mackie is running for Jefferson County Treasurer and will face incumbent James “Moon” VanSteenburg in the May Republican primary.

In additional political news, supervisor Ed Mohney confirmed to Reynlow Community News that he will not be running in the upcoming election, ending his time on the board at two terms.

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