2013-08-29 / Front Page

Ayr Reviews Insurance Plan

Discusses traffic study results
By Jean Snyder

Ayr Township supervisors reviewed their insurance policies with their agent and conducted other routine business at their regular meeting on Monday evening.

Bob Peck of Peck’s Insurance Agency reviewed the township’s insurance coverage prior to the renewal for September 1. Peck told the supervisors the township building’s replacement cost was valued at $292,800, while additional sheds and buildings were valued at another $80,000. Peck went on to review vehicle, liability and worker’s compensation prices as well as the cost of errors and omissions coverage. The supervisors did not change any limits on the policy, and Peck estimated the annual premium at $10,016, up about $400 over last year’s policy.

In addition to coverage for the township’s vehicles, a newly purchased 2013 Dodge Ram for snowplowing has also been added to the policy.

Other business

The supervisors unanimously agreed to sign the developer’s agreement for the Pennsylvania State Police barracks to be built in the Fulton County Business Park. It was noted that VEON, the contractor/ developer, had not submitted an irrevocable letter of credit as requested by the township, so it was agreed that the signed agreement would not be released until the letter of credit is received.

Also, the supervisors discussed the results of a June 2013 traffic study authorized by Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission. The study measured traffic within a 24-hour period at the following locations in the borough (the total 24-hour count is listed in parentheses): South Second Street to the Ayr Township line (5,647), Crystal Drive from Crystal Drive to Lincoln Way Pizza (780), Lincoln Way East between S. Monroe Avenue (the alley by P&H Flooring) and S. Seventh St.(11,134), Lincoln Way East between S. 7th St. and McDonald’s driveway (13,208), and South Seventh St. between E. Maple St. and LWE (3,118).

Traffic was also measured in the following locations in Ayr Township: Fulton Drive between Rt. 522 and Giant Food’s driveway (2,440), Fulton Drive between Success Drive and Cito Road (3,041) and Cito Road between Tritle Drive and Jugtown Road (1,501).

According to county planner Mary K. Seville, Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission had Tri-State Traffic Data Inc. complete the traffic counts. Seville said it was just a raw traffic count done over two days for planning purposes.

The supervisors also discussed correspondence with Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, the county Conservation District and JWP Environmental. All correspondence was routine and related to various projects within the township.

The Ayr Township supervisors meet the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the township building. The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 30.

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