The Lemon Township-Tunkhannock Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority met Thursday night to address funding matters so some outstanding bills could be paid.
Lemon Supervisor John Keefe chaired the meeting and said he was trying to get both townships’ supervisors to have a joint meeting to discuss Lemon placing forward $25,000 as was promised a year ago.
According to Keefe, there was some question about a Lemon resolution drafted by that township’s solicitor - Steve Franko - that did not meet the satisfaction of Tunkhannock Township solicitor Paul Litwin, and it was thought that the supervisors could hash it out in a face-to-face meeting.
Tunkhannock Township had already loaned the Joint Municipal Sewer Authority $125,000, and the next funding was to come from Lemon.
Keefe said Tuesday morning he was still trying to set something up for a special meeting July 17, but as of this paper’s press time, that had not materialized.
Authority members Don Wilson and Veto Barziloski were not at last Thursday’s meeting nor was consultant Doug Smith.
Smith did leave a report of activity of the previous two months noting that July 19 was PennVest’s decision day as to whether the Lake Carey project could move forward.
Authority secretary Becky Kilmer said that if the authority gets the green light from PennVest, it would be eight weeks before any funds are released.
Kilmer also spoke to an Appalachian Regional Commission grant application process that might provide a grant match to help with land acquisition.
The sewer authority’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Tunkhannock Township building.