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Joint sewage authority decides against long-term maintenance agreement

By Rachel Basinger
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:53 p.m.
 

Members of the Bullskin Township/Connellsville Township Joint Sewage Authority decided it was not cost-effective to enter into a long-term maintenance agreement to service their pumps.

The board was contemplating a long-term agreement with RAM Industrial. The agreement would have RAM look over everything as part of routine maintenance. However, if the scheduled maintenance were done and a pump went bad after that, the authority would have to pay the cost to fix it.

Authority Manager Julie Paull said it was not cost-effective and the board decided to fix any issues as they happen.

In other business, a resident of Campbell Avenue is backfilling his property, but the fill is being placed in Connellsville Township's right of way, covering the authority's manhole.

Authority members agreed to allow the township's solicitor to handle the situation, but authority solicitor John Cupp said the agency will need to check sewer lines in that area to make sure they were not crushed by the extra weight. This will be done as soon as the fill is removed and they are able to get to the lines.

Diane Cassidy approached the board on behalf of her father, Gene Cavanaugh, and uncle Reid Cavanaugh.

Cassidy said her father owns the former Nautilus building just off Route 119, near Merit Manor, but it is unoccupied and in the process of being sold.

“We were wondering if it's possible to hold off tapping into the sewage there until the building is sold,” she asked.

As for her uncle, at one time Reid Cavanaugh ran a business out of his garage on Garden Street, but moved the business about 15 years ago. His garage is unoccupied.

Cassidy asked if he could bypass tapping the building into the public sewer line.

Cupp said that under Section 906, the authority's rules and regulations for tapping into the sewer system pertain to existing, occupied buildings.

The authority agreed not to make either man tap the unoccupied buildings into the system.

Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.

 

 
 


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