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Township Municipal Authority considers alternative funding

| Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:21 p.m.

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority decided to continue investigating alternative funding options for the Darlington and Redrock portion of the sewer system expansion project.

Engineer Jake Bolby said a foundation showed interest in funding a “smaller scope” project like that particular portion. Construction will cost approximately $500,000, according to Bolby.

The board asked Bolby to find out exactly what the foundation would offer and determine the cost for each household to tap into the system.

A meeting with the state for funding is pending.

Authority members also approved several requisitions, including the demolition of the fruit stand on Route 30, which will cost $4,250, and for a gate at the sewage treatment plant to keep out trespassers in the amount of $1,847.37. They approved a requisition for a construction and restoration project in Ligonier East and Laughlintown to cost $97,813.64.

The board approved an extension on Laughlintown resident Rosalie Keslar's tap-in fee. Keslar received a notice of the fee last week, instructing her to pay it in 60 days. Due to her fixed income, she is unable to pay it within that time frame. Authority members said she will have until Oct. 31.

Additionally, authority members ratified the extinguishment of the right-of-way for Travis and Amy Payne.

Ligonier Township Water Department Manager Paul Knupp reported repairs for two water line leaks.

On June 12, a leak in Oakwood Hills occurred in the early-morning hours and was fixed. On June 21, a leak at Nancy Yonkers' residence was fixed.

Knupp said he plans to look into an alarm system for the water system so that the authority is more efficiently notified of issues in the future.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 7.

Nicole Chynoweth is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-2862 or

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