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Milford Board: Don’t expect salted roads just yet

By Cristiano Lima, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 18 2014 11:21:49 PM CST
MILFORD TWP., Pa. -

The Milford Township Supervisors are telling residents not to expect the roads to be salted anytime soon.

At Tuesday’s board meeting, township manager Jeffrey Vey acknowledged a severe salt shortage that has rendered the municipality unable to respond to any potential weather storms until next month.

“Salt is in critical short supply,” said Vey.

“Don’t expect the roads to get re-salted before the end of the month,” said commissioner Charles Strunk.

Milford joins a long list of Lehigh Valley municipalities hamstrung by a gaping lack of salt at a time when it is needed most.

Vey later explained that the township had previously placed an order for 300 tons, but like many others had yet to receive it.

The commissioners don’t anticipate being able to salt the roads again until March at the earliest.

“It is a serious situation,” remarked commissioner Thomas Courduff.

The board showered praise upon the Public Works department for their diligent work, however, and urged others to do the same.

“If you see them on the road, blow them kisses,” said Vey.

In other business, the Milford Commissioners heard a proposal for a commerce center that could bring the township millions in real estate value as well as hundreds of jobs.

Developer Jerry Gorski presented a plan to create six commercial sites along the Quakertown Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike that will seek to bring in a wide variety of businesses.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved a plan for a temporary trailer that will allow Gorski and associates to begin negotiating with businesses.

Gorski said the facility could be sized anywhere from 50,000 to 250,000-square feet.