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July 31, 2013

Commissioners OK liquid fuels funds distribution


The Lawrence County commissioners approved the distribution of $136,809 in state liquid fuels money to 17 municipalities yesterday.

Commissioner Chairman Dan Vogler said the board sent letters to all 27 municipalities asking them to submit projects for liquid fuels assistance. Only 17 replied, he said.

The money was distributed on the basis of population and mileage within a municipality, he said. However, each municipality was guaranteed a minimum of $4,000.

Vogler said the county’s first obligation is to use liquid fuels dollars for the county-owned bridges. The county’s engineer advised the commissioners that after meeting its obligations, the county would have enough liquid fuels money left over this year to allocate to the municipalities, he said.

He added the money supplements the dollars that the municipalities are spending on the projects.

Following are the distributions and the projects:

•New Castle — Lynn Street stormwater improvements, $25,000

•Ellport — Paving of streets, $4,000

•Ellwood City — Meadowridge Drive, $12,669

•Enon Valley — School Street Road drainage, $4,000

•Mahoning Township — River Road repair, $9,088

•Neshannock Township — Banberry Street paving, $6,378

•New Beaver — Wampum Mount Air Road Bridge, $4,000

•New Wilmington — Various street paving, $4,000

•Perry Township — Levis Road repair, $6,303

•Pulaski Township — Canterberry Road repair, $10,268

•Shenango Township — Resurface Savannah Road, $17,497

•Slippery Rock Township — Resurface 10 miles of road

•South New Castle — Byers Avenue paving, $4,000

•Volant — Mercer Street repaving, $4,000

•Wampum — Church Street paving, $4,000

•Washington Township — Lake Road paving, $4,000

•Wilmington Township — Beechwood Road paving, $7,086.

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