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February 21, 2013

Upper Yoder delays vote on Goucher sidewalk

JOHNSTOWN — The Upper Yoder Township supervisors on Thursday decided not to vote on a request by PennDOT to install a sidewalk on Goucher Street because the supervisors hadn’t received all of the information they had requested about the project.

Before going along with the project, the supervisors wanted a rough sketch of what the project would look like to determine how it would affect property owners.

PennDOT wants to build a sidewalk, called the Goucher Street Wheel and Walkway Project, between the Lutheran Home at Johnstown and the Westmont border.

The section is a little more than one-half mile in length.

In another matter, the township received a preliminary notice from Cambria County that District Judge John Barron’s office will move in November from its current quarters in a building the township owns on Sunray Drive.

Barron’s office is being relocated because the county is restructuring its magisterial districts.

Edward Barzeski, chairman of the supervisors, said the township is hoping to move its offices into the area vacated by Barron by January.

American Mining Insurance also rents space in the building.

Upon receiving formal notice that Barron’s office is leaving, the township will place the current municipal building up for sale, Barzeski said.

The township has been saving money for years to buy the Sunray Drive building and did not have to raise taxes to do so, he said.

In April, the township said that it had reached an agreement with the Presbyterian Home of Greater Johns­town to purchase the building for $900,000.

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