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An estimated 230 customers in Wheeler, Morrell, Route 119 and the Oglevee Lane areas could tap into the Dunbar Township sewage system in September.

Kenny Martray of Widmer Engineering told the township supervisors on Thursday that work has been completed on three pumping stations in Wheeler, Morrell and Oglevee Lane.

“The power has been connected to the stations in Wheeler and Morrell, and we're waiting for the power to be hooked up at the station on Oglevee Lane,” Martray said.

Following the startup of the pumping stations, Martray said the tap-ins will begin.

“It's going to be a few weeks before this takes place, but we're getting really close,” he said.

Martray said Dunbar Township has an existing sewage system that serves approximately 1,000 customers.

The township is moving toward the completion of phase two of the ongoing project, which includes the expansion of the current plant, he said.

Martray said the expansion will cost an estimated $5 million. Funding for the project is being provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.

“Completing the pumping stations is the final phase of the project,” he said.

In other business, supervisors adopted a resolution for public participation during their meetings.

The new guidelines:

• All public comments will be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes per speaker.

• All members of the public will remain at their seats while giving their public comment. At no time will a member of the public be permitted to approach the township supervisors, township secretary, township treasurer, township solicitor or any township employee during the course of the meeting without first receiving approval by the township supervisors.

• All members of the public will speak in a normal tone of voice when addressing the township supervisors during public participation and will refrain from raising their voice to a decibel level which is outside the scope of a normal speaking voice.

• All members of the public will behave in a respectful and professional manner when giving public comment and will refrain from the use of any profanity, vulgar or inappropriate speech.

• Members of the public will not engage in any harassing or threatening behavior toward the township supervisors, township secretary, township treasurer, township solicitor or any township employees. Any behavior of a harassing or threatening nature by a member of the public will be grounds for expulsion from the township meeting.

Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.

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