Friday, May 29, 2015

New SSRT Corporate Sponsors

Three new SSRT Corporate Sponsors. Please support them if you get a chance.

Goodies Lawn Care Service - 1679 Colonial Manor Drive, Lancaster, Pa. 17603
Ph: 717-940-6047; Email:
For all your lawn care service.

McClung's Handyman Service - 312 Hilldale Road, Pequea, Pa. 17565
Ph: 717-278-6540; Email:
For all your home improvements/Investment properties.

Union Pipeline Inc. - 44961 Old Hopedale, Cadiz, Ohio 43907
Ph: 740-942-1121; Email:
Installation of gas lines.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kato Road Gas Line Project Update

Dwain Harkins - Master Mechanic for Union Pipeline attended the May monthly SSRTA Meeting. The Union Pipeline joined the SSRT as a corporate sponsor and also provided a donation to the organization too.

Dwain advised that they will be digging ditches & installing gas lines on the Kato Road on both sides of the Kato Bridge. They will be bringing in a large piece of equipment from Texas to help cut through the rock on the Bloody Skillet side of the Kato Bridge.

Dwain advised that the road will be open for atv/utv usuage Memorial Day Weekend.

The gas company will normally be working 6 days a week and would like the project to be completed by the end of August or before.

The SSRT is asking it's members to be patient with the gas company while they are working in this area. Remember, monies from this project is going towards the Kato Bridge Replacement Project for Snow Shoe Township.

So, please do not climb any dirt banks near the contruction sites as there could be ditches on the opposite sides. Also, please do not climb on any equipment. If you see anyone vandalizing construction equipment, we ask for your help to identify them. Contact Dwain Harkins immediately with any information or if you have any questions about the project. His number is: 330-413-4305. Also, please notify the State Police if you see anything suspious in the area.

The SSRT will also be notifying the Centre County Sheriff's Office so they are also aware of this project too.
The Gas Company will have to shut the township road down in various locations where the road is narrow. However, this should be for a short time, hopefully a day or two. They will notify Snow Shoe Township Supervisors if/when the road will be shut down. Then, Snow Shoe Township Supervisors will notify the SSRTA. Then, we will post any notifications of road shut - downs on our web site and face book. So, please check our web site and face book regularly to keep up to date with the project.

Thank you SSRTA Officers.

Bollard Widening

Brooks Welding of Pleasant Gap widen the following gates/bollards to 65 inches on the SSRT. They are both bollards in the Gillentown Trailhead, Route 144 Underpass, Number 10 & Clarence. This will allow wider units to leave the Gillentown Trailhead and travel to Clarence to access Newman's Sandwich Shop or Clarence Moose and to continue to the Bloody Skillet.

These widen bollards will be evaluated for the next year to determine if there is an increase in membership and also if membership follows the Slow Down Area Signs.

If this is successful, the plan is to widen more of the bollards towards Gorton next year. If we do not increase membership and also have people not following the Slow Down Area Signs, then the bollards that were widen this year will be narrowed back to 62 inches next year.

So, it is up to you our membership to ensure people are joining as members and also following the rules of the trail. So, patrol within your ranks to ensure the more of the bollards get widen next year.
SSRT Excutive Officers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Clarence Gate Bollard Widened

Brooks Welding widened the bollard width today to 65" on the Clarence Gate Bollard. We will be painting it in the near future. They will be working in the following order to widen Number 10 gate, Route 144 Gate and both gates in the Gillentown Trailhead in the days ahead. Please be patience with them as they are working on the gates as they get free from their other work demands. The SSRT will evaluate this width over the next year and determine if we continue with this project on the rest of the gates/bollards or narrow them up again. A lot of time has been spent planning this project. It was decided to do these gates/bollards first so that people could park and leave from Gillentown Trailhead and travel to eat at Newman's Sandwich Shop, stop by and eat/visit the Clarence Moose and also travel to the Bloody Skillet Trail. So, this project depends on the membership and your respect for the trail neighbors in this area. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. SSRTA Officers