Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Water company plans line in township's north
The proposed Edinburg-Hillsville Sanitary Sewer Line would serve 591 homes.
HILLSVILLE, Pa. Mahoning Township supervisors announced Tuesday that the Pennsylvania-American Water Co. intends to furnish public water to an area in the northern part of the township.
It includes Coffee Run, Skyhill, Ambrosia, River and Hillsville roads and parts of U.S. Route 422.
A tariff request was filed with the state Public Utilities Commission which will reserve potential waterline installation in that area for Pennsylvania-American. The area is near the site of Indianapolis-based Centaur Inc.'s planned racetrack-casino. No date was set for the water project.
Supervisors also announced that door-to-door surveys are being conducted in preparation for a planned sanitary sewer line. The proposed Edinburg-Hillsville Sanitary Sewer Line would serve 591 homes.
Representatives from RAR Engineering, the township's engineers, are going to homes on the proposed line and surveying residents on whether they need a first floor or basement connection. All funding is not yet in place and no starting date has been set for the project.
Supervisors announced the preliminary 2008 budget will be unveiled at a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the municipal building. Final adoption is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 11. In the interim, the proposed budget will be on display at township offices.
In lieu of developing their own, supervisors adopted Lawrence County's hazard mitigation plan which identifies potential manmade or natural disasters and options to deal with them.
Supervisors authorized an update to a draft of a comprehensive plan for Mahoning, Union and Pulaski townships. The state Department of Economic and Community Development wanted the draft revised to take in plans for the Centaur Inc. racetrack. This will be the first update of the township's comprehensive plan since 1967. The townships are sharing equally in their share of the approximate $9,000 cost, with half of that amount being provided by DCED.