Butler Township seeks financing for municipal building

By Tom Huntington - For Times Leader


    BUTLER TWP. — Township supervisors recently voted 3-0 to seek quotes from financial institutions to help finance construction of a new municipal building in the CAN DO business park.

    They are seeking to borrow $3.5 million amortized over 40 years.

    Supervisors directed RJD Engineering, of Hazleton, to prepare bid specifications and execute site work. They also approved a contract with JVI-LLC for pre-construction management services at a cost not to exceed $107,500.

    The business park being eyed for the new municipal building is off state Route 309, near Interstate 80.

    The current township building is on West Butler Drive, a property that also includes a community center and a park.

    In other recent business, supervisors:

    • Approved the purchase of four laptop computers for the police department from OC Rugged Laptops, of California, at a cost of $1,991 per computer.

    • Approved the transfer of $50,000 to Valley Fire and Rescue for the purchase of a 1999 Spartan ladder truck from Tamarac, Fla., on a 2-1 vote.

    Supervisor Frank Polidora cast the opposing vote. Polidora wanted the resolution tabled pending the receipt of more information from fire department officials on additional costs for outfitting the truck and possible destination charges.

    • Tabled a resolution to transfer an additional $20,000 to the fire department.

    • Gave final approval to the Tate subdivision on Freedom Road.

    • Heard from township Manager Maryanne Petrilla that because of recent winter weather, four additional loads of non-skid material were ordered for the road department.


    By Tom Huntington

    For Times Leader

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