Scott repaving plan progresses

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Scott officials Tuesday reported progress in their plan to repave Swallow Hill Road and Rockfield Road.

Township Engineer Larry Lennon said all of the utility companies have been notified of the prospective work so that they can make any repairs before paving is started.

Mr. Lennon also said that he isn't certain whether all of Swallow Hill could be completed before winter, but he speculated that workers probably could repave as far as the Nob Hill Apartments. Commissioner Bill Wells, who represents that ward, suggested that the goal should be to pave as far as Crosswinds Drive.

Mr. Lennon added that Scrubgrass Run, which has been closed except for local traffic for several months, probably would not be completed until the middle of September.

Officials plan to discuss the road projects in more detail at a public works meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 5. The township hopes to award a contract Aug. 27.

Scott is hoping that all of the roadwork will be done by one contractor. Swallow Hill and Rockfield are concrete roads.

In other news, officials discussed and then tabled a proposed ordinance that would establish a penalty for all late payments of real estate taxes and set an interest rate for delinquent taxes.

If approved after the solicitor looks over the pending legislation again, an automatic penalty of 10 percent would be levied after Nov. 1 on properties with unpaid taxes. Liening delinquent properties would take place three years later.

Mr. Wells complained that the proposed ordinance doesn't go far enough.

"It still doesn't make people step up to the plate," he said.


Carole Gilbert Brown, freelance writer:


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