Water authority gets OK for Wible Run garage
Site work could begin as early as November for a new unmanned maintenance facility for the Girty's Run Joint Water Authority on Wible Run Road.
Last week, the Shaler Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the water authority's site plan for a 5,000-square-foot prefabricated garage to store equipment and vehicles.
“This is an overflow situation,” said Chuck Perry, Girty's Run board chairman, citing limited space at the water authority's main facility on Babcock Boulevard, in Ross Township.
“The whole reason is to get everything (vehicles and equipment) inside.”
The new facility will be built on the northeastern portion of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department's event parking lot adjacent to its building.
Girty's Run Joint Water Authority purchased about 0.68 acres of the 1.3-acre parking lot property for the project last month.
The 50-foot-by-100-foot metal exterior building will sit parallel with Wible Run Road and feature three garage doors for water authority staff to pull equipment into the garage, according to Emile Ketterer, an engineer with NIRA Consulting Engineers, who is working on the project.
While township commissioners asked some questions regarding the structure's appearance to ensure the new building will “blend in” with the community, ultimately the site plan was approved.
Construction could take several months for completion, Ketterer said.
The Girty's Run Joint Water Authority staff hopes to store a small dump truck, small excavator, small jet truck and utility trucks in the new garage.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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