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PLYMOUTH TWP. — Township Supervisor Joseph Yudichak said Monday he received a letter dated July 8, which stated the township has been approved for a $448,028 grant for Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency project 4030.

Although the project has been approved, the township will still need to wait for the closing.

“We can’t do anything until the money is actually in the account,” solicitor Robert Zarota said. Representatives from the government agency have stated it can take 12 to 18 months before the money is deposited.

Yudichak also announced the work being done on Mizdale Road has now been completed. Two miles of the road have been paved.

Yudichak said work will be done next week on part of a collapsed wall in Canal Park.

The work will be funded from a FEMA grant.

In other matters, the supervisors have accepted the resignation of code enforcement officer George Jones, who in his letter to the supervisors expressed his gratitude for being able to spend more than 30 years working for his hometown. He stated that Plymouth Township “is the best administration” that he has ever worked for.

Jones said the he is resigning from his code enforcement duties because it is “not fair” to the township that he is unable to put as much time and effort into the position as he would like to, due to the demands of his full-time job.

Barry Isett and Associates will take over the code enforcement responsibilities.

The township is changing from PNC to Franklin Security Bank as its depository for township funds, due to Franklin’s offer of an interest rate of eight times the amount that PNC was offering, officials said.

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