Pine Grove Township Passes Budget; Donation Sign Paying Off for Elk Township

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RUSSELL, Pa. – Pine Grove Township will be operating at a surplus in 2021.

At the township supervisors meeting on Wednesday, the proposed budget discussed at the previous meeting was approved, with $567,350 in expected revenues and $554,971 in expenses.

“We’re pleased; it’s a good budget,” Pine Grove Township Chairman Carmen Ferranto said.

BROADBAND TALK

Like many areas in Warren County, broadband is a hot button issue in Pine Grove.

There was talk during Wednesday’s meeting of putting together a task force to explore possible options.

“I think the first step is to get a work group together,” Ferranto said. “We’ve been talking is there anything we can do to facilitate this discussion and I think that’s a good start. We’ll develop this plan to get started and go from there.”

BIG FOUR TABLED

Talk of closing Big Four Road was tabled to the next meeting, with the options of keeping it open and maintaining it during non-winter months (there is no winter maintenance on the road), or closing it.

“I think there’s compelling reason to close it,” Ferranto said.

SIGN PAYING OFF

SCANDIA, Pa. – During their October meeting, the Elk Township Supervisors passed a motion to add a donation sign to the recycling bin at the township building.

That sign is starting to pay off.

Township Secretary Sherry Moore reported during the December meeting Wednesday that prior to the sign being posted Nov. 9, the township had received $3 in donations.

Since Nov. 9, there has been $42 in donations.