By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS - Portions of multiple roadways in West Mahanoy Township are set to be repaired, as township supervisors approved advertising for bids for the 2018 road program during their meeting Tuesday night.
In Shenandoah Heights, road work will occur on Arizona Avenue from Seneca to Wyoming, and on Wyoming from Arizona to the portion of newer paving.
In Altamont, work will occur on Chestnut Street, Altamont Boulevard from near Exxon to the end of what was repaved by the county, Industrial Road, and City Shirt Road.
In other business, township supervisors approved the submission of a demolition request to the Schuylkill County Demolition Program for 240 Indiana Avenue in Shenandoah Heights.
According to neighbors, the home had been a nuisance in recent years, both with overgrowth in the rear of the home and a crumbling chimney.
Also approved at Tuesday's meeting was the repository sale of 235 Schuylkill Avenue to Steven A Velosa Rojas in the amount of $1,800.
During the public comment portion, three residents requested updates on problems with two properties, one of which being a collapsing property on Girard Avenue, which is split between Shenandoah borough and West Mahanoy Township. For both the Girard Avenue home and the other property, whose location was not explicitly mentioned, supervisors agreed to look into each situation and explore further options.
Also during the meeting, supervisors chairman David Lukashunas noted that anyone moving into West Mahanoy Township must obtain an occupancy permit, and their home must be inspected.
"Failure to do so will result in a citation being issued against the violating party," said Lukashunas.
The township extended thanks to the law office of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, Pottsville, Attorney James Amato, and Target for the donations of bikes and helmets for the township's recent bicycle rodeo in Shenandoah Heights, as well as Bonnie Dogs, Lost Creek, for donating refreshments.