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The North Lebanon Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to advertise Ordinance #1-2024 establishing weight restrictions on the Emma Road bridge at its meeting Monday, Jan. 15.

Supervisors Ardy Snook, Ed Brensinger, and Gary Heisey look over the agenda.

The ordinance establishes a gross weight limit of 29 tons, or 38 tons in combination trucks, on the Emma Road Bridge between Elias Avenue and Russel Road.

While the weight restrictions were already established following a study of the bridge, this ordinance must be passed for the restrictions to be enforceable.

The ordinance will be considered by the supervisors following a public hearing at their February meeting.

Supervisors also handled personnel matters Monday.

They unanimously agreed to promote Wes Cassel of the public works department to a permanent full-time maintenance employee, following the end of his probationary period.

The board also unanimously agreed to hire Kevin Atkins as a mechanic following the upcoming departure of the township’s current mechanic.

In other news, the board:

  • Announced that the next police regionalization meeting, which will discuss funding, will be held Jan. 25 at North Cornwall Township. LebTown will be covering this meeting.
  • Unanimously approved the 2024 renewal applications for all seven mobile home parks in the township.
  • Unanimously agreed to request $12,041 from the County Liquid Fuels Tax Fund for road salt in 2024.
  • Unanimously agreed to advertise a conditional-use hearing for a billboard at 1754 SR 72 to be held Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Heard public comment, including that of individuals both opposing and supporting the Jubilee development. Supervisors said no plans have reached the township from Jubilee as of now.
  • Heard reports and approved minutes.

North Lebanon supervisors meet at the township municipal building the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and do not require prior registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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