Antrim Township authority needs clear rights-of-way

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

Antrim Township Municipal Authority took care of details on July 27. Chad Murray, Michael Smith, Bob Coladonato and Dale Hostetter heard from public works director Carl Rundquist, while Rodney Eberly was absent.

The board agreed with Rundquist that approval of a subdivision plan on Frederick Drive was conditional upon the owner removing some fruit trees from the right-of-way. They were one-half to eight inches in diameter. A fence also needed to be shifted so the horses would be safe if ATMA crews had to work on the sewer line.

Rundquist routinely encountered obstructions over the underground pipes throughout the township.

“It’s a typical problem with a right-of-way in the middle of nowhere,” he said.

Rundquist informed the group that the number of EDUs would be reduced from six to one in the former Hess Medical Clinic in Shady Grove. The new owner was Bridge Insurance and Financial Security.

Finally, he noted that ATMA would charge Greencastle Area Franklin County Water Authority $1,680 for Antrim’s wastewater treatment plant to process approximately 200,000 gallons of borough water. GAFCWA was cleaning its water tank near Food Lion distribution center.