The Sheffield Township Supervisors met for their first and only meeting of the month on May 5 at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.
Discussion was held on the problems with accumulation of garbage on properties in the township and the enforcement of Ordinance No. 33. After much discussion, the amount charged per day to violators will be increased to $50 rather than $10 for every day someone is in violation of the ordinance. A highlight of the ordinance will also be sent to violators outlining that it regulates the storage and disposal of garbage, rubbish and refuse; it is the duty of everyone in possession, charge or control of any dwelling where garbage, rubbish or other refuse is produced to have garbage collected at least once each week by licensed collector or disposed of at authorized site; to provide and keep on premises a sufficient number of metal or plastic garbage container to hold all garbage accumulated on the premises between pick-up days; to keep container covered and secure to prevent scattering of rubbish; to place all bags or containers at roadside no earlier than 7:30 p.m. on the night before pick-up day.
The new John Deere X500 garden tractor will be purchased from Zahm and Matson for a total cost of $5,897.31. The majority of this cost of the new tractor comes from the Memorial Park account. The money generated in this account comes from the festivals at which Lions Club volunteers run the concession stand.
We have received notification from the Allegheny National Forest on our forestry earnings for this year. We will be receiving $61,845.55; this is down from $75,000 we received last year. The amount of forestry earnings that we receive continues to drop year after year.
The sign inspections for the federal highway administration issued standards for sign retroreflectivity was complete by Roadmaster Yonkie, road crew, Dan Thayer and Supervisor Labesky. They traveled 43 miles during the night and inspected 277 signs in the township. All signs meet the required regulations and a sign inventory is on hand at the township office.
Labesky attended a kickoff meeting with PennDOT, E & M Engineers and the contractor L.C. Whitford at the Henry's Mills Bridge site. This bridge will be under construction beginning June 10 and a completion date of Sept. 30. Henry's Mills Road will be closed for the dropping of several trees onto the road, so citizens can be prepared for this issue. The total cost of this bridge is $807,886. Sheffield Township is responsible for only 5 percent of the total cost. This bridge is under the TIP program, which is paid for 80 percent federal funds, 15 percent state funds and 5 percent local municipalities.
Chapman State Park will be the scene of the 2014 Women's Outdoor Workshops on May 31. This event, coordinated by the Northern Allegheny Outdoor Women's Association, features 30 workshops including Primitive Skills, Cast Iron Cooking, Fly Fishing, Shooting Sports, Bird Watching, Geocaching, Gardening, Mountain Biking, A number of arts/crafts, Kayaking, Tai Chi and lots more.
Participants must pre-register (deadline is May 17; contact Jessica Arnold at email@example.com or phone 436-1048). Of local interest is one of the new classes for 2014, "my WeeRV" taught by Pat Leach of Tiona. She will share tips on how to convert a minivan into a fun camper for less money and effort that you might think.
Money raised by this event last year helped to fund eight grants given to Warren County teachers and groups. Local recipients included Sheffield MS/HS Outdoor Education class (scuba diving) and the Sheffield MS/HS Archery Club. Money was also donated to purchase supplies for an educational kiosk at the Chapman State Park.
Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Mother's Day Chicken BBQ on Sunday, May 11 from noon until the dinners are gone. The cost is $8 for a full dinner or $5 for a half chicken.
Call 723-4951 to reserve your chicken dinners or just a half chicken.
Soup and Pie Luncheon
On Sunday, May 25 the Sheffield United Methodist Church will be holding a soup and pie luncheon at noon for a donation only. Come and enjoy some good soup and incredible fellowship.
The menu for the week will be: Monday, Swedish meatballs, noodles and pineapple bars for dessert. Thursday brings Taco salad and Jell-o, Friday's buffet features sloppy joes among other goodies and pudding for dessert.
This week's highlights: Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Monday come for lunch, pool and cards or just conversation. Tuesday, Try your luck at the Seneca Allegany Casino for the day, still only $22 (tip included) $20 coin voucher upon arrival and $5 food voucher.
Remember to donate to the Sheffield Hospitality Center for 'Warren Gives' on Wednesday, May14, online only at www.warrengives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; minimum $25 on your credit card or stop in to donate cash and I will see that it gets in online in any amount.
If you would like to purchase plants grown by the RSVP greenhouse, pepper and assorted tomato plus some flowers Robbie will have them here at the Center for sale Thursday, May 15 nice plants, low prices and you can only buy one or two or more. Thanks Robbie this is so thoughtful for the community. If enough interest we can plan a return trip.
We have been invited to Warren's Allegheny Community Center for lunch and the Blair Fashion show and bingo. Our own Jackie Rudolph and Arlene California will be modeling fashions from Blair, we will be taking our bus so sign up for this event early. We will also have the bus to our Center on Friday.
Mark your date on the Farmer Market vouchers on June 2, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. income guidelines $21,590 single or $29,101 couple right here at the Center, you must show ID if you or someone you know cannot come we have proxy forms to fill out.
July 29-Luncheon cruise aboard the Miss Buffalo, a tour of Lake Erie then onto The Botanical Gardens then a stop at Braymiller's for vegetable shopping or ice cream; total cost $84.
Oct. 4-12 New Orleans
Nov. 1-8 The trip of a lifetime, Hawaii fly out of Buffalo to Honolulu, prices include flight and choice of cabin.
May 10: NRA Dinner at Sheffield VFD
May 17: Sheffield Sports Boosters Golf Scramble at Cable Hollow Golf Course 1:30 p.m.
May 18: Sheffield Rod and Gun 3D Shoot
May 25: Soup and Pie Luncheon at Sheffield United Methodist Church
May 31: Women's Outdoor Workshops at Chapman State Park
June 2: Sheffield Township Supervisors meeting at Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.
June 14: Spring Clean-up day in Sheffield Township at the SAMSHS 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 19-20: Sheffield Open in DuBois
June 21: Sheffield Rotary Golf Scramble at Blueberry Golf Course at 1:30 p.m.
June 29: Sheffield Rod and Gun 3D Shoot
July 14-18: Sheffield United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School
July 18-20: Sheffield Alumni Association Weekend
July 27: Sheffield Rod and Gun 3D Shoot
Aug.17 -23: SVFD Fireman's Festival
Aug. 24: Sheffield Rod and Gun 3D Shoot
Sept. 20-21: Fire Police hosting meeting
Sept. 21: Sheffield Rod and Gun 3D Shoot
Oct. 10-12: Johnny Appleseed Festival
Oct. 25: SVFD Fall Craft Show
Nov. 1: Annual Turkey Party at SVFD