Last updated: June 03. 2014 10:55PM - 1194 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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PLYMOUTH TWP. — Brdraric Contractors will be demolishing four homes in Plymouth Township that are on the blighted property list, it was announced Monday.

The demolition was to begin today. The work is expected to be completed within two weeks.

Two of the properties are located on Smith Row, one on West Main Street and one on North Mill Street.

The 30 properties that are on the Phase 2 flood buyout program are at the point at which the township is “waiting for the revised contract” from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, Robert Zaruto, solicitor for the township, said.

The original contract was written for $2 million, but the given estimate was $3.5 million, making a revised contract necessary.

Zaruto also said the revised contract will be sent out within the next two weeks. Once it is received, the contract with the project manager containing specific plans that are required by DCED need approval.

Following that action, offer letters to the applicants will be sent out, and the closing in on the properties can begin within 90 days, said Zaruto.

In another matter, NEPA Alliance’s Alan Baranski said the township’s revenues are “where they should be at the time of the year” and referred to the finances as being “stable.”

Baranski also said the state will review the township’s Act 47 distressed municipality status after the summer. The review will most likely occur during October.

Also, road repair work will begin this week on sections of Jesse Road, Pavlick Road and West Poplar Street.

The next board of supervisors meeting will be held on July 7, 2014 at 6 PM.

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