Twps. get Act 537 draft doct.
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Wyoming County Press Examiner
On Tuesday night (Sept. 4) Tunkhannock Township supervisors received a preliminary draft of an Act 537 plan aiming to address sewer needs at Lake Carey.
The plan, submitted by consultant Harleth Davis, outlines several options to address sewage needs for residents living around Lake Carey in Tunkhannock and Lemon townships.
Davis instructed the supervisors to read the lengthy document and then plan a work session either alone or along with Lemon Township to discuss it.
“Everyone needs to read it and see if you all agree with it,” Davis said. “From there I suggest a work session. If things need to be changed, those changes need to be made before it goes to a 30-day public review process.”
Supervisor Veto Barziloski Jr. said it was nice to finally receive a hard copy of the alternatives.
“There is definitely a couple days of reading here,” Barziloski said.
Township resident Joanne Fiorito asked if there was more than one alternative to the current sewer situation outlined in the document.
“There is a great multitude of alternatives,” Davis said. “Everything from no action, on down the line.”
Township resident John Tidball asked the supervisors if the document would go up for public review before the next regularly scheduled meeting.
The supervisors responded by saying that a vote would need to be taken at a meeting to accept the document before it went on display.
Tidball also asked if the 537 Plan would be available somewhere online once it was approved.
“That’s something we’re discussing,” supervisor Glenn “Ace” Shupp said. “We haven’t made any decision on it yet.”
Also on Tuesday, supervisors Barziloski, Shupp and Randy White were appointed to positions for a joint municipal board with Lemon Township.
The municipal board was created specifically to deal with the Lake Carey sewer needs.
In other business, it was announced that the township has received $30,761 from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to repair several roads damaged in the flooding of 2011.
In other matters, supervisors also announced that they received a notice from Chief Oil & Gas Company about the installation of a pair of well sites on the Garrison Property, just over the township line in Lemon Township.
Also, supervisors announced that the annual fall electronics cleanup day will be held at the Wyoming County Recycling Center on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All old electronics will be accepted free of charge, except for batteries and appliances which will require that residents pay a fee for disposal.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Tunkhannock Township supervisors is Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., at the township building along Route 92 south.