Banning Road residents reminded to pay monthly water bills
Perry Township supervisors directed solicitor Don McCue this week to write letters to Banning Road residents, reminding them that they are required to pay monthly water bills.
Chairman A.J. Boni said the township recently extended water pipelines to several homes in the Banning Road area.
Although the residents paid the tap-in and sewer line fees, Boni said, they have not been paying monthly water bills.
“We have a debt service for this project, and the township needs to pay back the money,” Boni said. “Our water bills are already $50 a month. If these residents don't pay their water bills, we're going to have to raise the water bills for everyone in the township.”
Florence and Harold Prah, who own two houses at 1661 and 1651 Banning Road, told supervisors that they continue to encounter sewage problems.
Florence Prah told supervisors that she called the township building on Feb. 27 to report water coming into the basement of the farmhouse the couple had previously rented.
“The contractor was supposed to take care of the problem,” said township Supervisor Clarence Johnson.
Prah said the issue has not been resolved, and the entire area has been full of ice.
Boni explained the township supervisors really cannot resolve the issue, which needs to be handled by the sewer authority.
In other action, the supervisors approved a motion to proceed with the bidding process for the 2013 projects. They include paving in Whitsett on Main, Pilgrim, First, Second, Third and Fourth streets. If possible, the supervisors plan to try to micro-seal Memorial Drive in Star Junction.
The supervisors announced that spring cleanup in the township is scheduled for April 9.
Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.
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