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Jack Dean will draw up a new ordinance for the township to take ownership of Heslop Road. Roadmaster Taney said that he didn’t have “ a magic bottle of rock begone” but once the ownership is clarified they will be able to remove the rocks. AFLAC insurance representative, Denise Onderko, gave a brief presentation about supplemental employee insurance. The insurance would be of no cost to the township, as employees could participate by paying for it through a payroll deduction. Four kinds of benefit packages are available. The Board carried a motion allowing Onderko to speak with the employees. A public hearing is scheduled for March 20, 2014 at 7 P. M. to consider public input and comment on a proposed amendment to the Rice Township Zoning Map. This would be a change of zoning on a property on Church Roadfrom residential to Business 2. The

board will advertise a Notice to bidders regarding “ The Ice Lakes Floating Dock and ADA Parking” project. A Pre-Bid conference will be held on March 18, 2014 at 10 A. M., and the sealed bids shall be opened and read aloud at the Rice Township Municipal Building on March 25, 2014at 2 P. M. This project was discussed at the Board of Supervisors meeting held on February 4, and involves a Community Development Grant that will pay for the project. MALAXA ( Mountaintop Area Lacrosse Association) was approved to usethe township park fields from March 1 to June 30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings from

9 A. M. to 12. Other groups may also apply for use but must coordinate dates and times to properly accommodate one another. PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. The statewide cleanup is an

annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners through which interested individuals and groups can create cleanup events. Groups involved in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway ( AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup. “

These cleanup programs play a huge role in keeping Pennsylvaniabeautiful through cleaner roadsides and communities,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J.Schoch. “ It’s my hope that more individuals get involved and join the thousands of dedicated volunteers who participate in these efforts year after year.” In addition to the statewide cleanup, registered events have access to free disposal at participating landfills during “ Pick it Up PA Days” from April 12 to May 5. PennDOT provides gloves, trash bags and safety vests to

AAH andGreat American Cleanup of PA groups with funding from DEP’s Solid Waste Abatement Fund. During last year’s Great American Cleanup, 6.1 million pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails and shorelines by more than 137,000 volunteers. PennDOT’s AAH program contributed more than 72,000 volunteers who cleaned up more than