Authority requires $1,500 connection fee, installation of private lines in Laughlintown
By Jewels Phraner
Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Some Laughlintown property owners should receive notices as early as June indicating they will need to connect their homes to sewer system lines recently installed by the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority.
Engineer Mark Gera told board members the second phase of the Ligonier East project should finish by the end of May to provide a public sewer system to nearly two-thirds of Laughlintown.
As soon as crews have returned the land to its pre-construction state, letters will be sent to inform residents to pay a $1,500 tap-in fee and make plans to pay for and install the connecting pipes.
Authority members also discussed the Ligonier North sewage project.
The project will be completed in three phases:
• Along Route 711 and Oak Grove. It will extend from Ligonier Borough's sewage treatment plant to Sheetz at the intersection of routes 711 and 271.
Gera said a letter from the Rural Utility Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides low-interest loans for infrastructure projects, indicated funding will not be available until at least 2018 for that project.
“We're trying to figure out a way to complete the first phase of the project without any government funding,” Gera said.
Sheetz officials said the Altoona-based corporation will contribute some money toward the sewer project, based on a plan to add a car wash.
Supervisors approved the Sheetz project last month, but said the car wash could not come online until the business is connected to the public sewer system.
Jewels Phraner is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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