IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DUST CONTROL for the Township Roads this Summer

According to Erin Wells, PA DEP Local Government Liaison (Northwest Region); because of a lawsuit filed in Warren County, DEP will not be issuing any brine spreading permits this year until the permit process can be rewritten and vetted.  

She was pretty sure nothing would be approved this year at all. 


 Additional info:

In a matter pending before the Environmental Hearing Board (PSATS intervened at the request of numerous members), DEP stated that it did not have authority under the Solid Waste Management Act to grant approval to a company that contracted with numerous municipalities to spread salt brine from conventional natural gas wells for dust control and road stabilization on dirt and gravel roads. DEP laid out several alternatives through which spreading of salt brine could potentially be conducted, but it is unclear whether any of those will be implemented. As such, townships that typically use salt brine for dust control and road stabilization should prepare to potentially use alternate methods this summer. 

There are two bills pending in the General Assembly

(Senate Bill 1088 and House Bill 2154) that would permit this type of brining to continue. Regarding “Brine for Dust Control”. Contact your-

State House Rep Brad Roae [District 06] at:

Meadville office-

900 Water Street

Downtown Mall

Meadville, PA 16335 

(814) 336-1136 

Fax: (814) 337-7680

 Or the Capitol-

162B East Wing

PO Box 202006

Harrisburg, PA 17120-2006

(717) 787-2353 

Fax: (717) 260-6505


State Senator Michele Brooks [Senate District 50]  

The Capitol-

Senate Box 203050 

Harrisburg, PA 17120-3050

Room: 351 Main Capitol

(717) 787-1322 

FAX: (717) 772-0577

Her local office-  

100 Hadley Road 

Suite 9 

3 Greenville Plaza West 

Greenville, PA 16125 

(724) 588-8911 

FAX: (724) 588-5464 


Regarding:

Senate Bill # 1088 and the House Bill # 2154.

Both of these bills  are the ones to reference regarding Brine for Dust Control.



Internet HIGH SPEED ACCESS across PA

Penn State Research Project

Penn State Researchers are conducting a study to determine the gaps in speeds and access promised by telecommunications companies and what they actually deliver.  Click here to access the study: https://www.measurementlab.net/p/ndt-ws.html

The Federal Government estimates

Over 800,000 Pennsylvania households lack affordable broadband internet.  They also estimate that 520,000 Pennsylvanians have limited or no broadband access and live in rural PA.  Act 183 of 2004 required telecommunications companies to provide  BROADBAND ACCESS to all PA residents. Companies such as Verizon took tax breaks the ACT offered and in return stalled and otherwise failed to full fill the ACTs requirements. Companies such as VERIZON worked the Harrisburg establishment to weaken and   

permanently  cancel any remaining requirements for the ACT183.  Now residents of RURAL PA such as those in Crawford and lower Erie Counties are left stuck with a substandard telecommunications system. For some of us, the old fashion dial up internet is our equivalent of the 21st century HI-SPEED HIGHWAY.  

Besides clicking and participating in the study, write to your Harrisburg reps and make them aware you want what was paid for by the residents of PA- THEN AND NOW.

Brad Roae

E-mail: broae@pahousegop.com

District Office: Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)


Kathy L. Rapp

Email: Use her contact link on her web page: http://www.reprapp.com/contact.aspx

Kathy L. Rapp

109 S. Washington Street

Park Building

Titusville, PA 16354 

(814) 827-6054 

Fax: (814) 878-5778


Michele Brooks  

Email: Use her contact link on her web page: http://www.senatorbrooks.com/contact/    
100 Hadley Road
Suite 9                              
Greenville, PA 16125                                     
(724) 588-8911
FAX: (724) 588-5464 

Volunteers Needed For Community Service

All Volunteer Fire Departments in our Region are in need of members.

Richmond Township is serviced by: 

Blooming Valley Fire Dept.

Cambridge Fire Dept.

East Mead Fire Dept.

Randolph Fire Dept.

Townville Fire Dept.

Please contact them to become a member today.

Spring 2018 News Letter available

News and Events Updates

Please note that your use of the township faculties is at your own risk

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Blue Recycle Bins have been removed. 

The Crawford County Solid Waste Authority has shut down the program. 

Listed as reasons for removal of all bins are: 

The dumping all types of garbage and rubbish,  some of which contaminated the recyclable materials in the bins, decreased funding from all government sources, and a lower resale value for the price of the recyclables. 

To continue recycling, 

contact your trash hauler for further information.


There have been problems with Vehicles parking and blocking snow plows and Anti-Skid applications. Please be aware that blocking roads from other vehicles passing through can cause issues with EMERGENCY VEHICLES. That response can be for your family or your home. THINK BEFORE YOU PARK on TOWNSHIP ROADS.