FARMINGTON TWP. - Farmington Township supervisors said this month they have not heard any new information from Pennsylvania-American Water Co. regarding its interest in purchasing the township's public water and/or sewerage systems.
Board of supervisors chairman Matt Sherbine said the township has provided PAWC with recent audit reports related to the systems and other information.
"I know the COVID situation slowed everything down," said Sherbine. "And, they have told us they haven't forgotten about us."
Just down State Route 66, neighboring Knox Township is also waiting to hear from PAWC regarding its interest in either establishing its own sewage collection system, partnering with the Knox Township Municipal Authority to build a system or its decision to forgo any development in the Lucinda area.
Contacted last week by the CLARION NEWS, PAWC spokesman Gary Lobaugh said in an email correspondence, "Pennsylvania American Water is continuing conversations with Knox and Farmington townships. We are confident that Pennsylvania American Water's established record of accomplishment make us an ideal partner for the water and wastewater challenges both communities are facing."
The Knox Township Municipal Authority is pressing PAWC for a decision on its intentions in Knox Township as several deadlines are approaching for establishing a sewerage collection and treatment system in the Lucinda area.
The KTMA late last month agreed to accept a PennVEST loan and grant package to help finance the project after an H2O PA grant came through to help round out the financing of the system.
KTMA chairman Tim Huebert said while the $3.1 million project's funding is in place, PAWC's involvement would be welcomed.
The funding for the proposed collection and treatment system includes a loan of $1,529,923 and a grant of $1,604,077.
The H2O PA grant was for $800,000, giving the KTMA a total available funding package of $3,934,000.
The total funding available could help reduce the potential monthly costs of the service for customers.
In other business this month, Farmington Township supervisors:
4Approved approximately $1,750 in park-related expenses.
The expenses included gravel, geotextile materials and volleyball court equipment.
The township park committee and volunteers recent spent a day or two at the park cleaning and repairing the ball field and other amenities.
Sherbine and fellow supervisors Dave Crise and Chuck Gilbert said the work was well done and improved the park.
4Accepted a $13,980 quote from Gary Lander to replace a section of roof and remove a chimney at the township building.
4Agreed to seek county road aid for potential work along Breezemont and Maple drives.