Major developer gets water

PAT FRIDGEN

Antrim Commons Business Park has water. Atapco, owner of the business complex under development near Exit 3, had submitted plans to the Greencastle Area Franklin County Water Authority, which tentatively accepted them May 17.

Board members Robert Miller, Gregory Rock and Jason Gerhart reviewed final revisions, which had been approved by GAFCWA solicitor Jan Sulcove and were expected to be fine by Gannett Fleming engineer Daryl Ackerman. Once he reported back after a last look at the agreement during the week, an authority member would sign the plan.

“They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do,” said Sulcove.

An application for water service for the Norfolk Southern Franklin County regional intermodal facility was still in the infancy stage. Ackerman said the drawings submitted by NS differed from the application, so there was not clarity on the number of buildings to be constructed, the number of taps to be assigned, or the pressure that would be required for a sprinkler system.

Gannett Fleming would study the hydraulic needs for proper fireflow and look closely at the drawings, Ackerman said, and the authority might have more answers next month.

GAFCWA met in executive session to discuss the purchase of the Antrim Township Municipal Authority water system. Borough manager Kenneth Womack said the authority had an idea on a price to offer, but would not close until water plant upgrades initiated by ATMA were completed. The two parties were still negotiating details on administration and board representation.