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  • Greenfield Township Accepts Bid to Pave Several Roads

    Michael Sell, Correspondent|May 16, 2024

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors accepted a bid to pave several roads in the township at their May 7 meeting. The roads to be paved include Left Hand Gap Road, Railroad Street, Wees Road, and Athletic Field Drive. The board received two bids for paving. Grannas Bros. submitted a bid of $127,870 and New Enterprise Stone & Lime submitted a bid of $129,774. The board accepted the lower bid. The township’s highway department will patch and grade the roads before they are paved. Supervisors approved the naming of three roads adjacent t...

  • Claar Commended for 18 Consecutive Years on The Greenfield Board

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Dec 14, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors approved its 2024 budget on Dec. 5 with no tax increase. The township moved to donate $10,000 to the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company and $5,000 to the Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company and QRS. The donations are budgeted annually. The CVFC received 18 calls for service during November. Chief Scott Eicher said it was a “very busy” month with two building fires. The township police department received 109 calls for service during the month. Residents asked about the status of the police department and...

  • Claysburg Community Park Butterfly Garden Plans to Move Ahead with Township Support

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Nov 16, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors reviewed a proposal to create a butterfly garden at the Claysburg Community Park during their Nov. 8 meeting. Rich Allison would like to develop the project in memory of his wife, Sandy Allison. The donated garden would include three benches, flower plantings and information about butterflies. Allison suggested the garden be located near the recently installed music garden. Supervisors were supportive of the plan. Jordan Oldham, board chair and road foreman, planned to meet with Allison to discuss...

  • Claysburg, Greenfield Twp. to Forgo Annual Halloween Parade

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Oct 12, 2023

    Greenfield Township supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 5. Supervisors approved a subdivision plan request from ABCD Corporation for a new business parcel in the Martin Marasco Business Park. Action on a final land development plan for Sheetz’s Sarah Furnace Mansion redevelopment project was tabled. The township engineer said the company will need to address a few items in the plan before it is ready for approval. The board voted to not approve a recreational land development plan for seasonal rental units at the G...

  • Fireworks to be Set Off for Claysburg- Kimmel Homecoming

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Sep 28, 2023

    At their Sept. 5 meeting, Greenfield Township supervisors approved a fireworks permit for the Claysburg-Kimmel School District’s homecoming on Sept. 29. The board set the date for Trick or Treat in the township. The annual event will take place on Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Supervisors voted to provide conditional approval for a land development project at T&L Moore Garage. The Sheetz Distribution Center warehouse expansion project is close to breaking ground, the township’s engineer reported. The company still needs a developer’s agree...

  • Greenfield Hears from Troop 365

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Aug 10, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors held their monthly meeting on Aug. 1. Doug Ebersole and Drew Mosser, leaders of Boy Scout Troop 365, attended the meeting on behalf of their troop to thank the supervisors for a recent donation. In May, the board donated $2,500 in American Rescue Plan funds to the troop as a reward for their assistance with the township's annual clean-up day each year. The funds have been used to make improvements in the community, the men reported. The troop has six...

  • Greenfield Approves Solar Ordinance

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jul 13, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors approved a solar electric energy facilities ordinance at their July 5 meeting. The policy outlines regulations for the aconstruction, operation, and decommissioning of commercial scale solar farms within the township’s borders. Solar projects must also comply with guidelines set forth in the township’s existing subdivision and land development ordinance. Small solar systems that are used for on site consumption, such as at a residence, will not be affected by the new ordinance. The township has bee...

  • Greenfield Roads to be Double Seal Coated

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jun 15, 2023

    Approximately three miles of Greenfield Township roads are set to be double seal coated after township supervisors approved the project at their June 6 meeting. A bid of $119,604 was accepted from Pittsburgh-based Russell Standard to complete the seal coating on Berkheimer, Monument, Piper Hollow, Mill, and Showalter Roads. The company was the only one to submit a bid. Jordan Oldham, road foreman and board chair, noted that the cost of the project was less than what was originally estimated. Russell Standard completed a seal coat project for...

  • Claysburg Could See New Dollar General

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|May 18, 2023

    A new Dollar General could soon be under construction north of Claysburg along Polecat Road near Dunnings Highway. The final land development plan for a 10,640 square foot building received conditional approval from Greenfield Township supervisors at their May 2 meeting. The company is still waiting for several permits, including water and sewer, and will also need a developer’s agreement with the township, but hopes to break ground as soon as June. A wavier to construct 35 parking spaces instead of the 43 required by ordinance was approved. Do...

  • Campsite Could Have Tiny Homes Added for Rent

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Apr 13, 2023

    Four campsites with tiny homes could be added to the Greenfield Commons in Claysburg. Greg Werstil was on hand at Greenfield Township’s April 4 meeting to discuss the possible project. The sites would be used to park tiny homes on wheels that could be rented out on a seasonal basis. Werstil said the just under 400-square-foot homes would be ideal for traveling nurses or workers visiting organizations in nearby business parks. Werstil said the homes are similar to recreational vehicles, but would remain parked. The spaces would be marketed on s...

  • Greenfield Police to Use New Public Safety Policy Management Program Called Lexipol

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Mar 16, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on Mar. 7. The police department will soon be utilizing a new public safety policy management program maintained through Texas-based company, Lexipol. The program “provides fully developed, state-specific policies researched and written by subject matter experts and vetted by attorneys,” according to the company’s website. Policies specific to Greenfield Township can also be included in the digital platform. The program will allow the department’s policies to stay up...

  • Greenfield Township Hears from Firefighters, Officers

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Feb 16, 2023

    Representatives from the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company attended the Greenfield Township board of supervisor’s meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns they have about Blair County’s emergency management center. The firefighters said they have submitted information to the center to update the box alarms, but have only seen a few “tweaks” made. The boxes are used to determine which departments are called to respond to emergency situations. In addition, a computer program used for dispatching at the center has a “bug” that needs to be fixed. If t...

  • Greenfield Township Hears from Firefighters, Officers

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Feb 16, 2023

    Representatives from the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company attended the Greenfield Township board of supervisor’s meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns they have about Blair County’s emergency management center. The firefighters said they have submitted information to the center to update the box alarms, but have only seen a few “tweaks” made. The boxes are used to determine which departments are called to respond to emergency situations. In addition, a computer program used for dispatching at the center has a “bug” that needs to be fixed. If t...

  • Greenfield Township Reorganizes for 2023

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jan 12, 2023

    Greenfield Township supervisors held their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3. Jordan Oldham will again serve as chair of the three-person board and Joe Claar as vice-chair. Ami Fether will continue to serve as township secretary-treasurer as well as open records officer. The board retained Patrick Fanelli as solicitor, Stiffler McGraw as engineering firm, the Blair County Tax Collection Board as local service tax and earned income tax collector and AMED and the Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service for ambulance service. Two...

  • Greenfield Twp. Supervisors Donate To Fire Company

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Dec 15, 2022

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors passed their 2023 budget with no tax increase at their Dec. 6 meeting. Supervisors moved to donate $10,000 to the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company for fire service and $5,000 to the Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company for fire service and quick response service. Board members said they valued the volunteers who dedicate their time to making the emergency response services available. Supervisors provided conditional approval to a lot merge plan for Sheetz, Inc. in the Walter Business Park. The adjustment...

  • Greenfield Twp. Discusses Employee Health Insurance

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Nov 17, 2022

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors voted to add batting cages to the upper ballfield at the Claysburg Community Park. The action was taken during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Nov. 1, according to township secretary-treasurer Ami Fether. In addition, they approved the purchase of two musical instruments for a music garden for children to play with at the community park. The instruments will be paid for by the Bob Gordon family and installed by the township. The township accepted the resignation of Terri Lingenfelter as Emerge...

  • Greenfield Twp. To Update Phone Equipment

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Oct 13, 2022

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of new phones and modems for the township office and police department at their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 4. The new equipment, to be installed by Crowsnest Broadband, will allow the township secretary to transfer calls directly to the police department rather than having to tell callers to hang up and call back to select a different number, among other new features. The move comes a month after supervisors voted to switch internet service providers to Crowsnest as part...

  • Greenfield Twp. Hears Proposal for Music Garden In C-burg Community Park

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Aug 11, 2022

    Two pieces of land owned by Greenfield Township along Athletic Field Drive have been donated to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District. The gift was approved by township board members at their Aug. 2 meeting. With the donation, the district will have common ownership over all of the land where the high school sports facilities are located. The move will help with ongoing upgrades planned at the facilities. Previously, the district leased the softball field from the township in a 99-year agreement that was signed in the 1970s. The property has bee...

  • Greenfield Township Purchases New Body Cameras for Police

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jul 14, 2022

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of new body cameras and car cameras for the township police department at their July 5 meeting. The equipment and five years of support will cost the township $50,872, according to Ami Fether, township secretary-treasurer. The new cameras, produced by Motorola Solutions, will replace aging technology that is considered obsolete. Ronald Sharkey, police chief, stated that the new system will send video to the cloud instead of being stored on a server in the office. This will help...

  • Claysburg Ministerium to Receive Upgrade with ARP Funds

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jun 16, 2022

    Five roads in Greenfield Township are scheduled to be seal coated this summer. Supervisors accepted a bid of $86,606 from Russell Standard to sealcoat Lingenfelter Road, Burkett Hollow Road, Harker Road, Butler Hollow Road and Smith Corner Road. The lone bid came close to a PennDOT cost estimate, stated Jordan Oldham, board chairman. In total, the project will improve about 2.5 miles of road. The resurfacing is to be completed on or before Sept. 15. The board moved to donate $2,500 in American Rescue Plan funds to the Claysburg Ministerium to...

  • Greenfield Twp. Supervisors Set Donations to Fire Co., Others

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|May 12, 2022

    A piece of property hosting softball fields at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School was a topic of discussion at the Greenfield Township supervisor’s meeting on May 3. Richard Gergely, Claysburg-Kimmel school board president, and Jeremy Knott, school board member, were present at the meeting to discuss the township-owned piece of property along Athletic Field Drive. The lot is adjacent to the school’s football field and is leased to the district by the township. The district’s representatives proposed buying the piece of land to aid upcoming impro...

  • Greenfield Twp. Approves Expansion of C&S Market to Become Family Dollar

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Apr 14, 2022

    At their April 5 meeting, the Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 2022-10, which will make funds available from the American Rescue Plan. Supervisors have not yet decided how they will use the funds. One potential project for the funds could be the purchase of generators to provide backup power to the township’s facilities in the event of an outage. The board recently sought quotes for generators and said they had “sticker shock” when they saw the cost. The project would be a part of a larger plan to switch the highw...

  • Furloughed Officer Welcomed Back in Part-Time Position

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Mar 10, 2022

    Greenfield Township supervisors approved an agreement to return a furloughed police officer to a part-time position with the township’s police department at their March 1 meeting. The township “came to even ground with the union” to allow Patrolman Samuel McClure to serve the department part-time, according to Jordan Oldham, board chair. McClure had his position, the least senior of three full-time officers, cut by the township in December due to budget constraints. McClure will retain the wage and seniority statuses he earned as a full-...

  • Greenfield Twp. Mourns Loss of Supervisor

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jan 13, 2022

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Matthew Treon at their combined reorganizational and regular meetings on Jan. 3, 2022. Treon, who passed away the previous week, was the township’s long-time road foreman. He also served as a supervisor since 2018. Grace Helsel, a former township employee, spoke in honor and memory of Treon. She said that it is important to remember the time and effort that supervisors put into the township and said it would be hard to fill Treon’s many roles with the...

  • Greenfield Twp. Decides To Furlough Police Officer

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Dec 16, 2021

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors voted to furlough a township police officer at their Dec. 7 meeting. The move was made in response to budget constraints and a new collective bargaining agreement that is set to take effect between the township and police department in 2022. The new agreement, which was approved in November, would have added approximately $20,000 in police expenses, supervisor Jordan Oldham stated, something that the township “can’t afford.” Initially, Joseph Claar, vice-chair, asked the other board members if they w...

  • Greenfield Township Resident Asks About Alleyway Maintenance

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Nov 10, 2021

    Greenfield Township supervisors approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the township’s police department at their Nov. 3 meeting. The new agreement is for a period of four years, covering 2022 through 2025. The current agreement expires at the end of 2021. The police department reported receiving 178 calls for service during the month of October and a total of 1,776 calls since the beginning of the year. A longtime resident of Catherine Street said the alleyways around her house were not in good condition and asked if anything could...

  • Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to Hold Halloween Cash Part

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Oct 14, 2021

    Greenfield Township Police Department expenses are over budget by $5,991 for the year, reported Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Kuntz during the September 2021 treasurer’s report at the board of supervisors’ Oct. 5 meeting. Uniform purchases and overtime pay are the main contributors to the cost overruns. The charges have added up over the course of the year, she said. Board members accepted a quote of $645 for a one-year renewal for technical support from Aerial Communications for the police department’s in-car laptops. Supervisors agreed to name...

  • Greenfield Township Doubts Final Census Results

    Michael Sell, Correspondent|Sep 16, 2021

    In 2020, the population of Greenfield Township, Blair County, was reported to be 3,788, a decline of 9.2 percent from 2010, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Township representatives discussed the census report at their Sept. 7 meeting, and said they were surprised by the numbers, as other indicators suggest the township could be growing. They speculated that some residents did not complete census surveys or answer the door for census takers due to the pandemic, providing an inaccurate count. The decrease could impact the way federal...

  • Greenfield Township Sees Forward Movement on C-K Athletic Field Improvement Project

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Aug 19, 2021

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Aug. 3. Supervisors authorized the township secretary to sign documents and release payments totaling approximately $87,000 for the purchase of a new snow plow truck. The board voted to obtain the truck in November 2020 so that it would be available for the following winter season. Officials expect the vehicle be delivered in September. The township’s engineer, Eric Casanave, provided an update on a land development plan for the Claysburg-Kimmel School District’s...

  • Greenfield Township Board Members Recognize Boy Scouts

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jul 15, 2021

    Greenfield Township board members accepted a bid of $114,194 from New Enterprise Stone & Lime to pave Evergreen Road, Locust Street, Mansion Drive, Spruce Street, Hickory Drive and portions of Walnut Street at their July 6 meeting. Work is to be completed no later than Sept. 15. The township passed an ordinance enacting the volunteer firefighter tax credit. Any member of the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company or Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company who resides in the township and participates in at...

  • Greenfield Township Looking for Pavement Bids

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Jun 10, 2021

    Greenfield Township is seeking bids to pave Evergreen Road, Locust Street, Mansion Drive, Spruce Street, Hickory Street and Walnut Street from Old 220 to Bedford Street and Bedford Street to the bridge. Bids will be accepted until 3 p.m. on July 6, and opened at the board of supervisor’s meeting that evening. Eleven new trees were planted at the community park and township office, Matt Treon, board chair and the township’s road foreman, reported during the supervisor’s meeting on June 1. A new piece of playground equipment was installed at th...

  • Greenfield Township to Install Fence Around Claysburg Park Basketball Court

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|May 13, 2021

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors voted to approve the installation of fencing around the Claysburg Area Community Park basketball court at their May 4 meeting. Suter Fencing, Altoona, was awarded a contract for the project, having submitted the lowest of three bids at $12,596. Two additional bids were accepted from Buds Sealing Deals, East Freedom, for seal-coating and line striping of the basketball court and sealing major cracks and seal-coating of the walking track at costs of $1,245 and $3,800, respectively. A quote from Riley P...

  • Greenfield Township Buys New Police Vehicle; Sets Restrictions

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Apr 15, 2021

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new police vehicle during a special meeting on March 26. A 2021 Ford Explorer AWD Interceptor with police municipal up-fitting was to be purchased from TriStar Motors at a cost of $45,334. The new car is to replace a vehicle with 97,000 miles that is experiencing transmission problems. Quotes from 3Echo Emergency Solutions to decommission the old car for $600 and install a Watch Guard camera in the new car for $400, were approved. Lettering for the new vehicle is to be...

  • Greenfield Looks to Dispose of Records in Accordance with Manual

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Mar 18, 2021

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on March 2. Supervisors passed a resolution to “dispose of municipal records in accordance with the schedule and procedures of the municipal records manual,” including old project applications. Joe Claar, vice chairman, suggested the township explore whether any of the township’s records could be digitized. Officials will check if the process is legal, and if so, what the digitization process might cost. At the February meeting supervisors agreed to begin prepa...

  • Greenfield Township Retains Matthew Treon as Board Chairman

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Jan 14, 2021

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors reorganized during a Jan. 4 meeting. Matthew Treon will retain the position of board chairman. Joseph Claar will serve in the role of vice-chairman. The township plans to continue with Stiffler McGraw as engineer, Patrick Fanelli as solicitor and the Blair County Tax Collection Bureau for Local Services Tax and local Earned Income Tax collection. AMED and Hollidaysburg EMS were designated to provide ambulance service. Board members also discussed exploring whether medical services from Portage could...

  • Greenfield Supervisors Set 2021 Budget

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Dec 10, 2020

    Greenfield Township supervisors approved their 2021 budget at their monthly meeting Dec. 1. Next year’s budget has been set at $786,659. The figure is 6 percent less than the 2020 budget. The township is “anticipating a decrease in tax revenue,” said Arlene Kuntz, secretary/treasurer, particularly a decrease in payroll taxes due to the pandemic. The board moved to provide conditional approval for a new water treatment facility that the Greenfield Township Municipal Authority is slated to construct in the Marasco Business Park. Super...

  • Greenfield Township Revises Burning Ordinance

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Nov 12, 2020

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors approved a revision to the township’s burning ordinance at the request of township residents during their Nov. 4 meeting. The original ordinance required open burning to occur at least 50 feet from any building, structure, or road edge, but was amended to at least 30 feet to allow for fire pits closer to buildings. The individuals requesting the change paid for solicitor and advertising fees associated with the modification, so as not to spend taxpayer dollars on the issue. The township is e...

  • Greenfield Twp. Plans Cleanup Day Sept. 26

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Sep 10, 2020

    Greenfield Township’s annual cleanup day will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township garage located at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. The program is for Greenfield Township residents only, with a maximum of two loads. Accepted items include: bulky waste, furniture, bedding, toys, doors, windows, porcelain, scrap metal and other items not accepted by the trash hauler. Tires will also be collected for a fee. Items that will not be accepted include: household garbage, hazardous waste, large construction pieces, concrete b...

  • G-field Extends Keystone Opportunity Zone

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Aug 20, 2020

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Aug. 4. The board approved a resolution to extend the Keystone Opportunity Zone for 33.6 acres of undeveloped property in the Walter Business Park until 2027. Township supervisors tentatively designated special CDBG coronoavirus funds toward the installation of touchless restroom fixtures at the Claysburg Area Community Park and Greenfield Community Center. Any excess funding would be used for housing rehabilitation. The board discussed hiring an additional...

  • Greenfield Township Accepts Bid To Pave Township Roads

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Jul 16, 2020

    Greenfield Township supervisors accepted a bid to pave four township roads at their July 7 meeting. Grannas Bros. Contracting will pave Access Road, Ann Street, Pine Street and Hileman Hollow Road at a cost of $90,184. A bid from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. for $92,522 was also opened at the meeting. The two quotes appeared comparable, according to the supervisors, leading the board to approve the lower bid. In other news, the board delayed setting a date for the township’s annual clean-up day. Matt Treon, chairman, said the clean-up is a...

  • Greenfield Township Approves Line-Painting and Paving Projects

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Jun 25, 2020

    The Greenfield Township supervisors voted to approve line painting on Sheetz Way, Corporate Boulevard and Corporate Boulevard Extension at their regular monthly meeting, June 3. The $2,985 project will include restriping faded lines and the painting of railroad crossing markings on the pavement. The township planned to advertise for proposals to pave several township roads. Bids will be opened at the July 7 meeting. Arlene Kuntz, township secretary-treasurer, was appointed as the township’s pandemic safety officer. Kuntz reported that due to C...

  • Greenfield Township Reports Revenue Decline Due to Virus

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|May 14, 2020

    Greenfield Township could face $95,000 in revenue loss due to COVID-19, according to preliminary calculations by Arlene Kuntz, township secretary-treasurer. The financial figures for the March through June 2020 timeframe were presented at the board of supervisors’ May 6 meeting. Revenue reduction is expected from real estate taxes, earned income taxes and other taxes, reduced state aid for pension and fire, fewer land development projects and building permits, and fewer rentals at township facilities, among other income streams. To help o...

  • Greenfield Township Postpones Cleanup Day

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Apr 16, 2020

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on April 7. In-person attendance was limited to 10 people “to help slow the spread of the coronavirus,” but residents were able to participate in the meeting via conference call and submit questions in advance, “in order to maintain an open meeting forum.” The township’s three supervisors, secretary and police chief were present at the municipal building, while the township’s engineer and the author of this article participated remotely by phone. The township’s...

  • Greenfield Township Plans Street Paving

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Mar 12, 2020

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on March 6. The road foreman received approval to schedule a meeting with PennDOT to inspect the township’s roads and discuss paving projects for the year. Hileman Hollow and Access roads as well as Ann and Pine streets are under consideration for paving in 2020. Construction at Park The board officially approved contract agreements with BCS Construction for upgrades at the Claysburg Area Community Park, which will include restroom upgrades, gazebo ramp c...

  • Greenfield Township Plans Improvements to Claysburg Park

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Feb 13, 2020

    Greenfield Township Supervisors approved upgrades to the Claysburg Area Community Park at their Feb. 4 meeting. The improvements are aimed at increasing accessibility for park users. Contracts were awarded to BCS Construction, Altoona, for the work, which will include restroom upgrades, gazebo ramp construction, parking stall construction and accessible pathways that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The endeavor will also include drainage and regrading, painting and new ADA signage. The project will provide a “complete f...

  • Greenfeld Township Reappoints Treon as Chairman at Re-Org

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Jan 16, 2020

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors reorganized at their Monday, Jan. 6, meeting. Matthew Treon was reappointed as board chairman and Jordan Oldham as vice chairman. Treon and Oldham spent time debating which of three interested candidates should be appointed to fill a vacancy for the third supervisor position. Treon motioned to appoint Joseph Claar to the seat, citing Claar’s knowledge of township business from recently serving on the board. Oldham motioned to appoint Alex Musselman, stating he thought it would be valuable to bring ...

  • Greenfield Township Adopts its 2020 Budget

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Dec 12, 2019

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors adopted its 2020 budget at a meeting on Dec. 3. The $834,505 budget is approximately $5,000 more than the one prepared for 2019, Arlene Kuntz, township secretary/treasurer, said. The addition of a third full-time highway maintenance position is new to the 2020 budget. Jordan Oldham, vice chair, stated that the township has had a difficult time retaining part-time help. By creating the full-time position, the township hopes to reduce turnover and the time invested into training new employees....

  • Greenfield Twp. Works With Blair Co. on Bridge, Right-of-Way Project

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Nov 21, 2019

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors moved to accept right-of-way ownership of a stormwater management system near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Road at their regular meeting Nov. 5. The structurally deficient bridge, which spans South Poplar Run, is scheduled for replacement next summer and will include a new stormwater management system. The location of the proposed system is currently on private property. The county plans to turn over ownership and maintenance of the system to the township, after construc...

  • Greenfield Township Accepts Ownership of Stormwater Management System

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Nov 14, 2019

    By MICHAEL SELL Correspondent The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors moved to accept right-of-way ownership of a stormwater management system near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Road at their regular meeting Nov. 5. The structurally deficient bridge, which spans South Poplar Run, is scheduled for replacement next summer and will include a new stormwater management system. The location of the proposed system is currently on private property. The county plans to turn over ownership and maintenance of the s...

  • Greenfield Twp. Has Bridge Problem

    MICHAEL SELL, Correspondent|Oct 24, 2019

    The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on Oct. 9 to discuss right-of-way ownership near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Rd. The structurally deficient bridge, which spans South Poplar Run, is scheduled for replacement by the county as early as next summer and includes a new stormwater management system. While the system is currently on private property, PennDOT policy now requires that this public infrastructure be publicly owned. The county’s plan is to turn over ownership and mai...

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