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Dorrance Twp. OKs purchase of new truck

March 25. 2014 11:27PM
By Tom Huntington Times Leader Correspondent

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DORRANCE TWP. — The township supervisors at a Monday night special meeting approved a financing package for the purchase of a 2014 diesel truck for the road department.

The supervisors acted unanimously, 3-0, to borrow $40,000 of the $55,293 price tag for the truck from Franklin Security Bank of Wilkes-Barre at an interest rate of 2.42 percent. Patricia Davis, secretary-treasurer, said that financing will be over a five-year period with payments of $2,129.48 to be made quarterly.

Supervisor Chairman Gary Zane said the balance, more than $15,000,will come from the township’s liquid fuels fund.

The truck is described as a Dodge Ram 5500, 4x4. The township will be buying the truck from Susquehanna Chrysler-Jeep of Wrightsville.

Also at the special meeting there was discussion about the state police investigating a series of daylight burglaries during the period of March 17-22 in not only Dorrance Township but also Slocum and Hollenback townships and Nuangola sector of Rice Township.

Residents were reminded to be vigilant about home security. The burglars are reported to be taking large-screen TVs as always as jewelry and cash.

In addition, the supervisors had no comment about a pending legal case involving Small Mountain Road resident Kevin Casey and Pennsy Supply Co. Inc. At the March 10 meeting, Solicitor Don Karpowich said that oral arguments are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday before Judge William Amesbury in Luzerne County Court.

Casey has long opposed Pennsy’s quarry operations near his residence and has taken legal action against the expansion of the quarry that the supervisors and the township zoning board approved after a series of hearings in the summer of 2013.

The supervisors next public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 7.

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