Spring is Right Around The Corner
What can we expect as the weather warms up!
Spring is here, what you are going to see happening!!!
First of all, the Sewer Project:
Well The Sewer Project is out for bid. Bidding will end on May 17. I am told that it takes 45 days from the bid ending until Bond closing so it looks like we won't have bond closing until the end of June. The project will not be completed until late November or Early December.
Next is the Water Project:
We are eligible for $3.8 Million Grant to supply water to the same district as we are providing sewer. We would have to borrow $1.5 Million to complete the project. We have completed the application for the loan and grant and are waiting for USDA letter of Commitment. I have no Idea how long that will take.
The Roads are the next concern:
The US 23 project has begun. The township is benefiting by getting 85,000 cubic yards of dirt that is being put at the park. The North bound lane is scheduled to be completed by July1. Sterns road ramp improvements will start when the expressway is done.
The Township has purchased software to keep track of the graves in our 3 cemeteries. We have begun inputting all the data, this is a big job, so it will be a work in progress for awhile. When all the data is entered we then work on mapping all three cemeteries. Carol Ruhl has tackled this project and is going to get it entered as quickly as possible.
Vanauken Cemetery needs some restoration. Anyone interested should contact my office.
The Park will be taking on a new look this spring. Natures Conservancy has removed invasive species and underbrush from the woods. This is in preparation for a spring burn. This should produce a lush, natural new growth. We have some Boy Scouts that are interested in improving walking paths and putting up plaques describing what you are seeing.
About 65% of the dirt has been delivered and the park is looking very different. We will let it settle a bit and then move some top soil, that is stored in the woods, to it and that will be put on top of the dirt from the 23 project.. We can then plant grass. We also have plans to put some topsoil along the drive so we can plant grass and trees.
We need your support to keep moving forward.
Whiteford Township Supervisor.
This page is paid for by the personal funds of Walter Ruhl and all opinions given here are my opinions and are not representative of the Township Board.