Firefighters and emergency medical personnel were called to a barn collapse in the 800 block of Lancaster Pike (Rt. 272), Providence Township, shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25.
"In a year's time, I didn't see many of the roadmasters in the lower half of Lancaster County," Jason McClune said last week, "and our supervisors have been pushing better communications with other townships."
So McClune wrapped up his first year as Providence Township's roadmaster by hosting a meeting of fellow roadmasters.
"I wanted to open the lines of communication so, if we go out for bids, we might be able to get a better deal if we did it as a group," he said.
As he made the transition from one job to another, Jason McClune realized the two positions have one basic goal.
"It's still about public safety," he said last week.
McClune left his position as Solanco School District's director of transportation at the end of 2015 and began his new job as Providence Township's roadmaster on January 4.
A new grant will, if approved, fund repairs to the east end of the Enola Low Grade rail trail.
Providence Township will write the request for $1 million from Pennsylvania's Transportation Alternatives Program.
The TAP program is open to grant requests until January 8, 2016. Grant applications must be for at least $500,000 and no more than $1 million.
When the new school year begins next month, the Amish community will have two new schools.
Those schools are under construction in Providence and Little Britain townships. A third is under consideration in Eden Township.
Quarryville Borough is asking four neighboring townships to help pay for the local fire company's workman's compensation insurance.
"We've been talking about this for several years," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We want the surrounding townships to pay their share."
The borough has been paying the entire cost of the insurance, just over $21,000 for the coming year.
The stone arch that carries the Low Grade Rail Trail over Pumping Station Rd. is inching closer to demolition.
"PennDOT, Norfolk Southern, and Eden Township have made progress in complying with the PUC order to remove the bridge," PennDOT spokesman Gregory Penny said last month, "… but there are still a few last-minute details that need to be addressed."
Providence Township is closer to linking two sections of the Enola Low Grade rail trail.
Last month, Providence, Bart, and Eden townships were awarded an $180,000 Community Recreation and Conservation Program grant.
Providence Township officials will receive an award for preserving the community's one-room schoolhouse.
The township will get one of a dozen C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards given out by the Lancaster County Preservation Trust.
The award will be presented on November 11.
Workers hoisted a 10--foot-long bridge over Sigman Road in Providence Township last Thursday.The bridge connects sections of the Atglen-Susquehanna rail trail.