Cranberry supervisors hear update on building projects
The Derrick, 9/28/01
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SEPTEMBER PERMITS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF A MCDONALD'S AND
RENOVATIONS AT THE DANDY'S FRONTIER SITE
Money matters were the topics of conversation at a quick
Cranberry Township supervisors meeting Thursday.
There have been 22 building permits issued this month for
construction projects in the township, said Frank Pankratz, secretary-treasurer.
The September permits account for an estimated $611,600 of new building,
including $220,000 to construct a McDonald's Restaurant near Wal-Mart and
$70,000 to renovate the main building at Dandy's Frontier amusement park into a
Red River Roadhouse restaurant.
"That brings the total new construction to date this
year to $3,167,500, which isn't a record for us but is pretty good. It includes
20 new homes," Pankratz said.
In other matters, the township has received nearly $1,500
from the state Game Commission for maintaining municipal roadways through 3,599
acres of state game lands in the township. It amounts to some 40 cents an acre.
Pankratz said the township will sponsor a bulk metal
collection from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, behind the township
building. Residents can take metal items to the location for disposal or
recycling at no cost.
The sale of reflective metal signs bearing street
addresses as required by the countywide 911 program is continuing at the Seneca
fire hall. Nearly 1,200 signs, each priced at $12, have been prepared by fire
department volunteers since the public service project started less than six
weeks ago. Orders will be taken from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the
The fire department is also preparing a fund-raising
letter for distribution to township residents on the new fire station under
construction. The final cost for the 60-by-150-foot station is expected to be
more than $400,000.
The department, though, needs more than money, according
to the correspondence.
"In addition to firefighters, fire police and
emergency personnel, we need people to help serve dinners, stuff envelopes,
update computer data and do general maintenance," the department noted.
On the reverse side of the construction update letter is a
form asking residents for information about their addresses, medical problems or
disabilities, telephone numbers and related items.
"Even if they don't send a donation, we need their
information so we can keep up," longtime fireman Jim Flaherty told the