Maxatawny approves bid to replace Deysher Road bridge

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa. - The Township of Maxatawny Board of Supervisors met Wednesday to discuss moving forward with multiple projects in the township.

The first plan under review was the land development plan for Process Masters Corporation, an industrial water treatment company located in Kutztown.

The goal is to expand the warehouse to allow products to be stored on site and inside the building, as well as to add a loading area so more can be done in the interior of the building.

The addition, which according to the plan would not be a substantial change to the current facilities, would mirror the existing warehouse, and additional paving would be added to get to the back of the building.

Jill Nagy, Solicitor of Maxatawny Township, said all zoning problems regarding a secondary access to the building had solutions, though they were not visible on the recent plan.

He said, "What we have in front of us is not what is being proposed."

Nagy recommended a conditional approval of the preliminary plan and a return to an updated, final version at the July meeting because that keeps the process moving.

Supervisor Heath Wessner made the motion to move forward with the plan, with a second from Chairman Allen Leiby.

Vice-Chairman Mel Fishburn was not at the meeting.

The planning module for Arrowhead Industrial Park was also reviewed. Nagy said it was similar to what was presented last year and again recommended its approval as long as it was subject to maintenance agreements.

The township received a letter from Advantage Point, the apartment complex approved in 2013 by the board, and was granted a six-month extension without any further discussion.

A letter was also received regarding the Deysher Road Bridge replacement that included a summary of bids received and recommended for approval in the amount of $195,771.25.

Township Manager Justin Yaich said it was a project that has needed attention for five years.

A motion was made to award the bid for reconditioning of the bridge to DESCCO Design & Construction Inc. in the recommended amount.

During the public comment segment, Joe Scoboria, president of Kutztown's Student Government Board, informed the board of the efforts being made to move polls back to Kutztown University from the township building because students "were hurt by the move" in terms of accessibility.

The next Board of Supervisors Meeting for Maxatawny Township will be held on July 9.

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