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Perryopolis studies right of way ordinance for new subdivisions

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Perryopolis Borough Council passed a motion to get its solicitor started on the procedure to craft an ordinance that would require a 50-foot right of way for any new subdivision.

“That's standard in the county,” Councilman Paul Black said of the right of way measurement.

Black also reported that council is in the process of reviewing potential candidates for open part-time police positions in the borough.

“We'll be interviewing for the two part-time positions,” Black said. “We received eight applicants for the positions.”

Councilman Tom Kmetz reported that the street department plans to take advantage of the mild weather and work on some of the borough's roads.

“They are going to try to patch some of the holes up in the next few days,” Kmetz said.

At the last meeting, council announced the borough would accept sealed bids for a 1978 backhoe that has been stored in the township building.

The winning bid of $6,700 was awarded to Perry Township resident Frank Mosser.

In public comment, Perryopolis resident Adam Kohler asked council if it was prepared to handle potential increased runoff from future structures, parking lots or roofs with impenetrable surfaces.

Kohler's property runs along Washington Run.

“My concern is that I don't want to get flooded,” he said.

Council President Ronald Lombard asked Kohler how they could answer a question about a situation that has not occurred.

Council told Kohler that issues with any new potential development are handled through the borough's engineering firm K-2 and that the firm makes all of its recommendations to council.

Kohler asked again if council has any course of action in place to handle an increase of runoff that would empty into the Washington Run basin.

“That is almost impossible to answer that question,” Lombard said. “You are concerned about potential growth that has not happened. The issue is almost premature.”

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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