Shultz Lodge Renovation - Two Mile Run Park
Brighton Township has made application for grant funding through the PA DCED Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program for the renovation of Shultz Lodge, including the parking lot area. The total project cost is $290,000 and grant funding of $246,500 has been requested. If funded, the project construction will be the period between Labor Day 2015 to Memorial Day 2016. As a result, reservations for Shultz Lodge, Shelter #1 and Shelter #2 will not be available after September 1, 2015.
The renovation of Shultz Lodge will include construction of a new main entrance in the location of the stage area. The entry will provide full ADA access and permit full use of the main room for increased seating. Flooring. lighting, ceilings and window replacement will take place. The parking lot will be reconstructed to provide a lower profile, improve drainage and provide a drop-off circle to the new entry vestibule. This area will also serve the adjacent picnic shelter. The first entrance into the parking lot will be closed due to the steepness of the entry driveway and to improve overall traffic circulation in the parking lot. This will also allow for relocation of the refuse storage area that is located in the location of the new entry vestibule. Shultz Lodge is in use over 225 days per year. Renovation will allow the park to remain viable for service to the community many years into the future.
If grant funding is not secured, a determination will need to be made to proceed or not proceed with the project. If the Township does not proceed with the project, the rentals for the period after September 1, 2015 will be made available. A decision on grant funding is to be made prior to December 1, 2014.
2% Discount on Water & Sewer Charges Now Available!
Residential accounts can now receive a 2% discount on water and sewer charges by enrolling in the Automatic Bill Payment Option. With this payment option, charges are automatically drawn from the enrolled checking account. For more information on this payment option or to get an enrollment form, go to the Water Sewage Authorities page.
Municipal Authority Establishes Electronic Payment Service
Customer Assistance Needed for Success
For water and sewage customers using on-line banking we need your help. To begin in May, the Municipal Authority is establishing through their utility billing software provider a service that results in bank issued payments being made electronically. As a result, payments will be received much quicker, typically within a 24-hour period. For this to be successful we need customers to verify the accuracy of their Account Number when issuing payment through a bank. The Account Number is listed on the billing card.
The Payee Name should be one of the following: BTMA/BTSA (preferred use), BTMA, BTSA, Brighton Township Municipal Authority, Brighton Township Sewage Authority.
Using an incorrect Account Number or Payee Name could result in the payment being rejected for electronic service.
What are the Benefits?
Hundreds of customers have their water and sewage payments issued through on-line banking. Prior to this service, those payments were received by paper check through the mail, sometimes taking up to 10 days for receipt in the Municipal Building. With the new service, payments will be transferred electronically, much like other payments made with on-line banking to electric, gas or credit card companies.
The service benefits our water and sewer customers who can avoid late payment penalties through quicker payment application. It also benefits the Authority by eliminating the handling of paper checks and the steps associated with their processing.
Other methods of payment are available and can be reviewed by going to the Water/Sewage Authorities Page in the Resident's Center on this web site.
New FEMA Flood Maps Posted
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the National Flood Insurance Program, has released updated studies and mapping for floodplains. The Township has posted all related information on the Planning & Zoning Page, including maps prepared by the Township Engineer that show the new floodplain areas that include property lines and structures so property owners can more easily determine the impact of the new FIRMs,