ELK TWP. - Elk Township supervisors discussed possible road projects for the 2022 construction season Sept. 13 but didn't commit to any of the work yet.
Supervisor Brian Miller said if "everything works out," the township would like to do various repairs to Piper, Upper Elk Acres, upper Roberts Hill, Greer, lower Knight Town, Etzel and Fulton roads.
"There probably won't be any paving," added supervisor Dave Polatty. "It will be a lot of tar and chipping."
Miller noted a partnership with Beaver and Salem townships this past summer on bidding out road work as a single package worked out very well, with all three townships satisfied with the cost savings and the quality of work.
"It worked out really well," said Polatty, who heads up the Elk Township road crew. "In fact, Richland Township would like to be part of it if we do it again."
In other business, Elk Township agreed to buy out Paint Township's half of a "berm box" the municipalities shared.
The equipment was shared by the townships but the fittings and mounting brackets had to be changed each time because of the differences in the two townships' trucks.
Elk Township offered $1,000 to buy Paint Township out. Paint countered with a request for $1,900.
Polatty said a new berm box can cost upward of $10,000 and buying out Paint's half made more sense.
"It well worth the money," said Polatty.
Polatty and Miller agreed to buy the box at Paint's price. Supervisor Ray Rennard voted against the purchase.