The pavement on Murray Rd. has large cracks and the shoulders have crumbled over the years because of a deficient base underneath.
Fruitland Township is moving ahead on a plan to establish a Special Assessment District (SAD) which could require property owners on Murray Road contribute to a 1.63 mile road resurfacing project this summer.
The Fruitland Township Board agreed to begin the process by scheduling a public hearing on the SAD on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m., at the township hall.
Township Supervisor Sam St. Amour said the Special Assessment District formation process has been started after a straw vote by the Citizens Advisory Committee and believes it has 86 votes favoring establishment of the SAD out of a total 169 total votes.
St. Amour said the SAD needs more than 50 percent yes votes to go into effect.
The SAD, if established, would raise an estimated $110,000 in funding for the $550,000 project which would repave, widen in portions and provide drainage for Murray Road. That would equate to an approximate $700 level per parcel on Murray Road.
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