Dear Homeowner:

JMF Underground Inc. is currently completing the construction process for underground pipe installation. There will be crews following to tie in and complete connections of this installation which may result in further excavation.

Once all construction has been completed, landscaping crews will return to backfill, spread topsoil, seed, and straw as needed to return the area to the best condition possible. Aside from grass, we will not replant greenage in prohibited areas which includes but is not limited to areas around power/ gas meters and areas around power transformers. Please be kind and water the new grass and please do not mow the new grass till it has firmly been established. Asphalt and concrete crews will follow shortly to repair any damages that were caused. If this work is taking place within the winter months, our restoration, asphalt and concrete crews will be returning to start repairs beginning April.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 717-697-4029.

Public Meeting and Plans Display Presentation

  • Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM (Plans Display), 6:00 PM (Presentation at the Butler Township Supervisors Meeting)
  • Date: July 11, 2023
  • Location: Butler Township Municipal Building, 83 Corporate Drive, Drums, PA 18222

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project, display and describe how traffic will be maintained during construction, and receive public input regarding the proposed improvements. Project information flyers and comment forms will be available at the Township office and on the project webpage.

The project plans will remain on display at the township building for approximately 2 weeks, until July 27, 2023.

The information provided during the in-person plans display (display boards, project information sheet, and public comment form) can be accessed virtually by clicking the links under the "Resources" section on the upper right side of the PennDOT webpage.

The deadline for submitting official comments is August 11, 2023.

SR 80 EB over SR 81

pdfSR 0080-350 Display Plans3.47 MB

pdfSR 80 EB over SR 81 Information Sheet for Public Display 6.20.23121.84 KB

pdfSR 80 EB over SR 81 Public Comment Form for Public Display 6.22.23 fillable74.60 KB

Date & Time: June 26th through August 4th, 9 AM to 12 PM.

Fee: $5 per day for Butler Township Resident or Non-Resident, or $20 per week (must be paid on Monday to secure the weekly rate).

The program is for children ages 5 to 12. No child under the age of 5 or over the age of 12 will be permitted to participate.

Daily sign‐in will be held in the pavilion near the Valley East Little League Theory Field (behind the OLD Municipal Building). The program will be held at Freedom Park and activities begin at 9 a.m. and ends promptly at noon, Monday through Friday. Activities include organized play, games and crafts.

In the case of rain, the program will be held in the Gym of the Butler Township Community Center.

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Please return registration forms to the Municipal Office, located in 83 Corporate Drive, Drums, PA 18222.

U.S. Small Business Administration

News Release

From the U.S. Small Business Administration, Disaster Field Operations Center East

Release Date: Feb. 8, 2023

Release Number: 23-236, PA 17775

Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in parts of northeast Pennsylvania and New York for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations affected by drought from July 1 through Oct. 1, 2022.

The declaration includes the primary counties of Susquehanna and Wyoming, and the adjacent counties of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, and Wayne in Pennsylvania; and Broome and Tioga in New York.

“When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities, affected by the same disaster,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. Apart from aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.935 percent for small businesses and 1.875 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at and should apply under SBA declaration # 17775.

Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Loan applications can also be downloaded from Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than Oct. 2, 2023.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

Recently, U.S. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced a policy change granting 12 months of no payments and 0 percent interest. This pertains to all disaster loans approved in response to disasters declared on or after Sept. 21, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. This policy change will benefit disaster survivors and help them to decrease the overall cost of recovery by reducing the amount of accrued interest they must repay. Details are available through the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Individuals with verbal or hearing impairments may dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit