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All Township Boards to Meet on Same Day

The replacement of the Aberdeen Mill Road Bridge is one of a number of possible action items on Monday, Jan. 7, when all township boards of supervisors are required to meet.

State law requires township boards to meet on the first Monday of January for an organizational meeting, unless that day is a legal holiday, in which case the board is required to meet the next day.

Supervisors of Mount Joy Township and Conewago Township, Dauphin County,could take action on a replacement for the Aberdeen Mill Road Bridge. The bridge has been closed since summer because it was deemed unsafe. In December, Mount Joy Township Manager Justin Evans told supervisors that he was expecting to get estimates from engineering firms for design work and that they could select a firm for that work at the Jan. 7 meeting.

Mount Joy Township is working with Conewago Township, Dauphin County, on the bridge. Supervisors of both townships have agreed that they want to replace theone-lane bridge with another one-lane bridge; concerns have been raised that a twolane bridge would encourage development of what is now a rural area.

West Donegal Township supervisors could approve a new cost estimate for developer/ builder Doug Lamb’s plans to erect five industrial buildings near the Nordstrom EastCoast Fulfillment Center.

Lamb had estimated the cost of the plan at $174,372, but an engineer told supervisors in December that he was concerned that was too low. The engineer said although Lamb might be able to do the work for that little with his own employees, financial security for the project needs to be adequate if someone else needs to take over due to unforeseen circumstances.

Conoy Township supervisors could take action on a planned dog adoption center on a 12-acre lot at the intersection of River Road and Prescott Road. Almost Home Dog Adoption has been in talks with neighbor Steve Prescott about his concerns about how the dog adoption center will affect his well water.

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