PENNDOT NORTHWEST BIKE STUDY

PennDOT’s northwest District 1, with assistance from Gannett Fleming and Traffic Planning and Design, has launched the second phase of the Northwest Bike Study to gather further input from cyclists who live in or visit in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties, and we are asking if you would please participate.

Feedback can be given through an online map and via a short survey. We are asking that you take the time to check out both options and to give input both ways by June 8, 2020.

The information you provide is very important and will assist us in improving our services and identify possible issues related to bicycling within northwest Pennsylvania.

To give feedback, visit www.penndot.gov/NorthwestBikeStudy or go to the PennDOT District 1 website, www.penndot.gov/District1, and click on the banner for the Districtwide Bike Study. For mobile users, maps are accessible by clicking “View larger map.”

The survey is open to anyone who lives, works, or travels in the six-county region covered by District 1. We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word about the survey to your friends, acquaintances, and colleagues by forwarding this email or sharing our Facebook post. When you visit the post, it will ask you to approve or decline seeing it on your Facebook timeline.  If you approve, you will start to see the ad on your timeline and can share if you would like.

If you would prefer to create your own social media post or share information through newsletters or other electronic means, we have attached a graphic that you can use. We suggest the following wording:

Pedal on! Give feedback on how and where bicycling conditions should be better in northwest PA. Visit www.penndot.gov/NorthwestBikeStudy .

If you experience difficulties accessing any of the survey information maps, or have questions about the study, please contact the Gannett Fleming project planner, Cara Lane at clane@gfnet.com or 717-886-5298. 

For general questions about the study, contact Gannett Fleming project manager Michelle Brummer at mbrummer@gfnet.com or 717-886-5295.

Thank you in advance for your assistance completing and promoting the survey, as both will help PennDOT District 1 with its goal of providing a transportation system that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective for all users.

Jill Harry | District Press Officer

PA Department of Transportation | Engineering District 1-0

255 Elm Street | Oil City PA 16301

Phone:  814.678.5035| Fax:  814.678.7011

www.penndot.gov

2020 REAL ESTATE TAX FACE DUE DATES CHANGE

Due to COVID-19, Stay-at-Home and non-essential business closures there have been changes made to due dates for 2020 Real Estate taxes (spring tax bill). Your discount date remains unchanged for both Crawford County and Summit Township. Changes were made to the face due date.

Crawford County opted to change the county portion of the 2020 Real Estate tax face due date to August 31, 2020, after that date the penalty will be assessed.

**Summit Township did not make the same change.**

Summit Township felt it was in the best interest of residents to change the face due date to November 30, 2020 giving residents more time to pay without penalty. There will be no penalty applied to the township portion of your 2020 real estate taxes if paid in full by November 30, 2020, if paid after that date the penalty will be assessed.

No new bill reflecting this change will be mailed.

County and Township portions must be paid in full at the same time.

Call the Summit Township office or the Summit Township Tax Collector with any questions.

GIBSON PARK RENTALS

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Gibson Park will be closed for the month of May 2020.

The supervisors will decide at the June 2, 2020 meeting if the park will be open or closed for the month of June based on the Governor’s designated phase for Crawford County.

If you have reserved a date in June you will be notified after the meeting if your event will need to be cancelled.

May 5, 2020 MONTHLY SUPERVISOR MEETING

Summit Township will be holding their regular monthly meeting on May 5, 2020 as scheduled, however due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the supervisors ask and recommend that you consider staying home and not attend the meeting.

If you attend the meeting please use appropriate preventative measures. Masks are required and social distancing practices will be followed to protect all.

Items to be covered on the agenda:

  • Aggregate bids awarded
  • Gibson Park rentals
  • Change to due date for 2020 RE Tax paid at face.
  • Armstrong franchise agreement
  • Review of pending Short Term Rental Ordinance
  • Pending Subdivision and Land Developments
  • Other miscellaneous topics that may come before the board.

If you opt not to attend the meeting but have something that you would like addressed at the meeting or would like to comment on an agenda item speak to a supervisor prior to the meeting, or email or call the office.

Email:      harmonsburg@zoominternet.net

Phone: 814-382-5058

Address:  PO Box 231, Harmonsburg PA 16422

The supervisors thank you for your cooperation.

Summit Township Annual Homecoming Picnic

Plan NOW to attend the Annual Homecoming Picnic, held each year on the last Sunday in June at Gibson Park with festivities beginning at 1:00.  Meat, rolls, and beverage will be provided.  Bring your own table service and a tureen dish to share.

This invitation is extended to everyone and participation is encouraged.  A basket raffle is conducted by the Summit Township Women’s Club.  Proceeds are used to benefit the Township’s Food Pantry. 

Come and enjoy a day of fun, games and meeting with friends and neighbors.  Hope to see you there!

Gibson Park Master Site Plan

     The Master Site Plan for Gibson Park was approved by DCNR.  Porter Consulting Engineers has worked closely with township officials and volunteers since 2013 to complete this planning phase for improvements and development.  Site information was acquired and discussed, public input meetings were organized, project study committee meetings were held and all of the information that was amassed was critically assessed and processed into this Master Site Plan document. The Project Study Committee included William B. Agnew, Jerauld L. Smith, Harry E. McGrath, Cynthia R. McCoy, Robert Whiteside, Robert G. Agnew, SuAnne Dendis, Grace Agnew.

 

     The Plan was prepared to provide Township Officials and residents as a useful planning tool to guide the future improvements and enhancements, preserving the rural character and natural character of the existing park facilities as well as the construction of new facilities.  The completed Plan will offer guidance when requesting financial assistance to future projects.

 

Financial Assistance for the project was provided by:
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservaiton through the Keystone Recreation Park and Conservation Fund
  • Crawford County Act 13 Funding.
Special Thanks to the Design Team from Porter Consulting Engineers:
  • Justin C. Dickey, P.E., LEED Accredited Professional
  • L. Ashley Porter, P.E.