New service station, store in Perryopolis temporarily delayed
By Cindy Ekas
Published: Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:03 p.m.
Construction of a new Speedway service station and convenience store at the corner of Route 51 and Quaker Church Road in Perryopolis has been temporarily delayed.
Borough Council President Ron Lombard told members this week that council cannot approve the sewage planning module for the project.
“The developer did not turn everything into the sewage authority that they needed to approve the project,” Lombard said.
Councilman Paul Black explained that the required paperwork had not yet been submitted.
“The developer has to submit paperwork to comply with the Clean Streams Act and DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) regulations,” Lombard said. “The developer should have taken care of that process, but they didn't. From what I understand, every state has different procedures that must be followed.”
Lombard said the sewage planning modules will be approved as soon as the developer complies with DEP regulations.
In other business, council is moving ahead with its summer paving project, which calls for the paving of Constitution and Hancock streets and a portion of Circle Street.
Council awarded a $45,360 bid from A.C. Moyer Co. of Lemont Furnace for the paving project, which will be completed by Oct. 1. It was the lowest of five bids received for the project.
The other bids included $46,284 from Victor Paving Co. of Monongahela, $48,552 from Folino of Oakmont, $46,480 from El Grande Industries of Monessen and $56,000 from Donegal Construction of Greensburg.
Black said council received good results from a three-year audit of its police pension fund and non-uniformed pension plan. The audit took place from January 2010 through December 2012.
“The results in all significant findings were found to be in compliance with state laws, regulations, policies and ordinances,” Black said. “We received a very good audit report.”
Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.
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