Windham gets ‘new’ grader

BY DIXIE CASSELBURY
WINDHAM TWP. – The supervisors voted unanimously at their March 23 meeting to accept the bid from Bradco to purchase a 1991 grader for $37,000. The total sale price would include a trade-in of the township’s present grader.

Supervisor John Sarnosky said that the township had received a few phone calls offering a bid but only Bradco had provided a bid on paper.

Secretary Gloria Milliron said the monies to purchase the equipment will come in part from the $20,000 matching grant monies received from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and will be paid back at an interest rate of two percent. The remaining $20,000 will be financed through the First Liberty Bank at an interest rate of five percent.

In other business, Milliron said she had received notification from the Wyoming County Courthouse about the new voting machines that will be used during election. Milliron said that she understands there will be one voting machine available at the township building during the primary elections and there will be two available for the fall elections.

Auditors Susan Fenton, Andrea Thorn, and Melva Comstock were available to present the annual auditor’s report and a few recommendations for next year.

Milliron notified the supervisors that they are to receive an award on behalf of the township for “the best dirt and gravel project in Wyoming County.” The Annual Spring Banquet, sponsored by the Wyoming County Conservation District will be held at Keystone College, LaPlume, on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. The award to be presented is based on the erosion control material, known as multi-mat that was laid along a portion of SR 474 on Brunges Mt. Rd. during July of 2005 and is part of the Dirt and Gravel Roads Pollution Prevention Program.