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Mt. Pleasant authority OK's first extension to sewage system

| Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Township Municipal Authority has approved its first extension to its new sewage system.

The board OK'd the Cheek Sewer Line Extension Agreement.

Authority Business Manager Stacy Hayes said the agreement will allow the property owners to run an extension to a new house they plan to build on property along Arbor Lane. The extension will run from where the line runs to an existing house on the property.

“This is our first one and will set the protocol we will follow for future extensions,” authority Treasurer James Genard said.

The board also voted this week to reimburse the Mt. Pleasant Township Shupes Run Sanitary Sewer System Fund for $45,000 it borrowed in February 2013. The authority borrowed the funds as a safety measure due to confusion over the date of its first payment to the USDA Rural Utility Service and concern about having enough money to make the payment on time.

“They lent it to us for a year and now we want to pay it back. We never needed it, but it was nice to have that cushion,” vice chairman Charles Naggy said.

The authority also granted a right of way to West Penn Power Co. through its Brinkerton Pump Station property so an electric line run to the adjacent treatment plant, owned by the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association, to power blowers.

The board approved a resolution declaring intent to follow the schedules and procedures for the disposition of records and adopted the Federal Retention of Records Requirements for Commercial Drivers License Records. Solicitor Michael Korns, standing in for Les Mlakar, said the board does not have any commercially licensed drivers in its employ, but the adoption will give it option to hire them.

The board voted to authorize Mlakar to prepare claim release letters for Lucas and Tompkin properties. Members also approved a proposal from electrical engineer Mark Reynolds to perform work on the generator at the sewage treatment plant.

Linda Harkcom is a contributing writer.

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