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Catharine Looks for Answers from Residents

Catharine Township supervisors unveiled their mailer for the 245 township residents, looking for answers to questions supervisors have and how they can improve the township. All residents are strongly encouraged to participate and can send answers back via mail, email or in-person.

“We just want to better serve the residents in our township. This gives us insight on what is important to them, and how we can make things better,” Chairman Heather Flaig said.

Questions include issues facing Catharine Township today, supporting a mill increase for items such as police protection, scenic areas/recreation and road improvements and overall satisfaction with local roads and appearance of the township.

Responses should be sent by June 9. Results will be discussed at the next township meeting.

Corporal Scott Plank of the Pennsylvania State Police answered questions and fielded complaints the supervisors had. Supervisors discussed speeding along Yellow Springs, especially in and around timing of the school district opening and closing for the day. Roadmaster Michael Fay said they were in contact with PennDOT to borrow one of the speed indicators in front of the township building for a month.

Ordinance 62, which increases supervisor wages to $1,875 per year, was passed.

Roadmaster Michael Fay talked about the poor conditions of Fox Run Road.

“The road is deteriorating,” Fay said.

Fay wants a letter sent to PennDOT about the road.

This is a road that PennDOT has an agreement with Catharine Township with to plow in the winter. Coincidentally, that letter was opened at the meeting showcasing a 2-percent increase of plowing costs paid to township at $13,528.


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