Dotter Road Bridge to have new home in Texas

The Venango County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement of sale for the Dotter Road Bridge in Rockland Township. The agreement makes replacement possible while preserving the historic bridge.

After planning director Jason Ruggiero requested an extension of completion date for phase one work on Dotter Road Bridge rehabilitation “for the 17th time,” he submitted the agreement of sale to an individual in Texas who will pay $250 in addition to the cost of dismantling, transporting and reassembling the bridge on private property in Texas.

In other business

– Two Mile Run County Park will host a six-hour endurance trail ride this Saturday as well as the Rocky Grove Cross Country invitational.

The campground remains open but is expected to shut down in the fourth week of October or when temperatures reach freezing.

All individuals hiking, biking or riding in the park are advised to wear orange during hunting season.

– The commissioners approved several contracts for the Venango Regional Airport.

They ratified a contract with CDI Infrastructure, LLC doing business as L. R. Kimball for rehabilitation of the airport terminal, a contract with Dennis Baker Construction for snow removal and a contract with Ravotti Air, LLC for hangar rental. Ravotti Air has a curriculum with Clarion University for pilot training.

– At the request of the finance administration, the board approved a transfer of $145,384 from the contingency fund to the prison budget for the housing of outside prisoners.

– The board approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and Rouseville Borough, involving the use of $80,000 in county CDBG money for a new sidewalk. The borough is required to maintain the sidewalk in good condition for 10 years.

– At the request of the planning commission, the board ratified the residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan.

“If we use federal CDBG or Home money for a project that causes someone to be displaced from their home, we have to find them a new place to live,” Ruggiero said. “Obviously, we are going to make sure no one gets displaced.”

– The board approved cooperation agreements with Cranberry Township and Sugarcreek Borough to administer CDBG funds, which allow for their funds to be administered to the county on behalf of the two municipalities.

– The board approved a proclamation to honor the work of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and congratulate them on their 150 year celebration.

– The board honored the Eagle Scout recognition of Benjamin Daniel Dobson of Boy Scout Troop 17 of Oil City.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room 100 of the Courthouse Annex.