NEWS

Greencastle water authority meets on routine matters

PAT FRIDGEN

Developers continue to negotiate with Greencastle Area, Franklin County, Water Authority as they move forward on projects in the borough. The panel met July 21, in a meeting postponed from July 19, and addressed modifications to previous plans.

Manager Kenneth Womack reported that Green Spring Valley, a residential neighborhood considered for Craig Road, has been in discussions with Greencastle and Antrim Township for a water supply. Though there are several methods to obtain water, none has yet been determined ideal by all three parties.

Solicitor Jan Sulcove planned to present the attorney for Heritage Estates West, on Buchanan Trail West, with an amended document for its water service main extension agreement. Because the developer decreased the number of units to be built, his contribution per unit would have to go up, Sulcove said.

With Atapco actively working on Antrim Commons Business Park, engineer Daryl Ackerman said monitoring of Ebberts Spring would increase to bi-weekly rather than quarterly. The water quality will be compared to its baseline numbers recorded before the commercial activity began.

GAFCWA had not received a response yet from Antrim Township Municipal Authority on its offer to purchase ATMA's water system. A proposal was submitted in early June, following a year of due diligence.