Connellsville Sheetz on Route 119 proposes expansion
Sheetz wants to expand with a larger gas station and convenience store at the corner of Route 119 and West Crawford Avenue in Connellsville — the site of its current business.
Connellsville Municipal Authority members said Sheetz has requested sewage tap-in information from the authority.
“We have a copy of the tap-in application,” said authority Chairman Jodi Enany. “The cost of the monthly sewage bills will be based on the actual amount of water the business will be using.”
The new full-sized Sheetz would have front and rear access, according to information provided the municipal authority.
Two homes that were behind the business have been demolished — allowing for the expansion, Enany said the authority was told.
In other business this week, solicitor Richard Husband was directed to review the authority's outdated ordinances in an effort to clarify the residents' and the authority's responsibility for repairing and replacing sewage lines.
The ordinances are outdated because they were written in the 1960s.
“I will look over the ordinances and review them with municipal authority members at the next meeting,” Husband said. “We need to change them so residents know exactly what their responsibility is in case they have a sewage problem.”
Jerry Fox, sewage plant superintendent, updated authority members on recent meetings. Sessions were conducted with officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; and Doug Coffman, professional engineer with Widmer Engineering, the authority's engineering firm.
“DEP officials seem to be very pleased with the progress that we have been making on the combined sewage overflow-monitoring project,” Fox said. “DEP officials also recently took a tour of the sewage treatment facility. They said we have a very well-maintained sewage plant. This is very good news because we did not receive any violations.”
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
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