Accepting sealed bids for 2021 Road Paving

The Board of Supervisors is planning a 2021 summer road project to repave several roads in Greenfield Township.

The Board will accept sealed bids for a road paving project until Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 3 pm. Bids will be opened at the July 6th Board of Supervisors meeting at 6:30 pm.

Click here for the bidder’s pack and prevailing wage determination.  Before bid submission, bidders are required to meet with the Roadmaster, Matt Treon (814/329-2153).

Door-to-door salesman – Southwestern Advantage educational books

Door-to-door salesman – Southwestern Advantage educational books

A college-aged woman, Vivian Larson, may come to your home.  She is an intern with Southwestern Advantage selling educational books.  Vivian has a 30-day Peddler’s License issued by the Township, and she has met with Chief Ron Sharkey.  The Township has not reviewed or endorse Southwestern Advantage products.  This notification is for the awareness of a door-to-door salesman in the Township.  You can find information about Vivian “The Bookgirl” Larson on facebook.com/ vivianthebookgirllarson and SouthwesternAdvantage.com

Can you park facing the wrong direction on a two-way road?

Can you park facing the wrong direction on a two-way road?

When someone parks their vehicle facing oncoming traffic or parking against the flow of traffic, the safety of others and themself is at risk.  First, you would need to drive on the wrong side of the road to park facing traffic and then again when pulling out into head-on traffic.  You might not be able to see cars coming toward you while pulling out due to a blind spot from the vehicle parked in front.  Especially a bigger vehicle, your view of the traffic would be blocked.  Other drivers and pedestrians might not be expecting you to come from that side of the street.

In summary, on a two-way road, you must park parallel to and with the right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, which makes parking against the flow of traffic illegal per Township Ordinance #2011-01 and state law.  A parking violation could result in a fine of up to $300.

For everyone’s safety, Chief Ronald Sharkey urges all drivers to park on the proper side of the road.

Winter parking on France Street and Bedford Street: Don’t let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow.

Winter parking on France Street and Bedford Street

Don’t let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow.

Here are a few things you need to know to avoid a ticket or a tow:

FRANCE STREET

Special parking restrictions are in effect from November 1st through April 1st on France Street in Sproul.  France Street, Greenfield Township’s narrowest street, doesn’t allow any street parking to enable Township equipment and snowplows easier access to neighborhood streets.  They also help keep one lane of traffic open and available for emergency and public service vehicles.

Even if there is no snow, parking is prohibited.  No parking from November 1st through April 1st allows the residents, and visitors, time to get into a no-parking routine before the snow flies.

Parking violations of the Traffic Ordinance 2011-01 can result in a $10 ticket. If the ticket is not paid with 48 hours, additional fines will occur.

BEDFORD STREET

The County of Blair uses an as-needed, or more commonly referred to as “storm-based,” winter parking ban.  Blair County Commissions will declare the Winter Weather Parking Restrictions when plowing or salting on Bedford Street is needed.  Unless the Winter Weather Parking Restriction is announced, there is no need to keep your vehicle off the streets as required by the old calendar-based restriction.

After a Winter Weather Parking Restriction is declared, all vehicles will need to park on the street’s EAST SIDE beginning at 8 pm, and the WEST SIDE of the street begins at 8 am.  The parking restrictions will be in effect until the Blair County Commissioners cancel the Winter Weather Parking Restriction.

Any violation of County of Blair Ordinance 01-2019 may be ticketed, up to a $300 fine, and/or towed at the vehicle’s owner’s expense.

Township Administrative Office OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

With Blair County moving to the Green Phase, the Township Administrative office will open to visitors.  Township employees will be practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.  When you are visiting, we ask that you:

  • Please wear a face covering.
  • Please observe safe distancing.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering.

Thank you so much!