At the bi-monthly meeting of the Texas Township Supervisors Monday night Don Doney, chairman, announced a new zoning officer was hired
Sandi Scull was then introduced in that position.
“We interviewed three people for the position last week,” said Doney.
Scull started Tuesday morning. For now she will be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon. You can also call to make an appointment.
“She was the most qualified,” said supervisor Allan Wickle.
“She's had prior experience in zoning and building inspection,” said Doney. “We hope she'll be a good asset to the township.”
“She has a lot of experience and we hope it works out,” said supervisor Rich Southerton. “It was a good choice.”
“We'll work as a team to move forward and to try improving the workings of the township government,” said Scull.
The township building will be used for election in May.
The supervisors decided to wait until the next meeting to make a decision on designating Route 6 in Texas Township as part of the PA Route 6 Alliance's proposal asking municipalities to support the proposal to designate a portion of Route 6 as a Pennsylvania Byway.
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Byways Initiative is to “support local initiatives to enhance the visual impact of a route, maintain the natural resources and intrinsic qualities along the route, and educate residents and visitors about the history and culture of Pennsylvania.”
“There's no rush to pass this,” said Southerton.
All three supervisors agreed that the proposal seems like a “good idea” but that it's very “restrictive.”
“I think we should take a further look at it and vote on it at the next meeting,” Southerton said.
Doney added that if it was adopted, the sign ordinance would basically be “worthless.” He said existing signs would be fine “but not new ones,” under a restriction of the proposal.
The bridge by The Halfway House is “beyond the repair stage,” according to Southerton.
“We have to do something with it,” he said.
The bridge will essentially be replaced but is in the beginning stages of the permitting process. The supervisors said surveying will begin to take place.
Southerton said they were hoping that they “wouldn't have to” use the jersey barriers, to help with cost. He added that they “would have to” use them afterall. Access on the bridge will be restricted to one lane in the near future.