Flooding issues still vex Bullskin
Bullskin Township supervisors are still dealing with flooding issues throughout the township after a hard rain several weeks ago.
This week resident Jack Raubaugh of Shenandoah Road questioned what could be done with Butler Run, a waterway behind his house that flooded and caused problems on his property.
Supervisor Deb Wiltrout said supervisors have received a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection to clear out the waterway.
“We're just going to go right down the middle and push stuff to the banks and build them up,” Wiltrout said.
The township has contacted the Boy Scouts to see if they would be willing to clean the stone and mud out of Raubaugh's yard as a community service project, she said.
“If we have any luck at all, we should be in the creek the first of next week,” Wiltrout said.
Raubaugh said he has been waiting for that for 35 years.
Scott Humbert, who lives on Moyer Road, asked if supervisors were going to do anything about the flooding of Irish Run. The township has applied for a permit from the DEP but has not yet gotten it approved, Wiltrout said.
In other business, supervisors approved motions to appoint a certified public accountant to perform the 2013 audit, to set the MMO union pension plan for 2014 at $58,344 and to set the MMO nonunion pension plan for 2014 at $22,250.
Trick or treat in the township is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.
A hard-to-recycle event for all of Fayette County will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Wharton Township Municipal Building.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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