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ATMA accepts sewer service area map

PAT FRIDGEN

Antrim Township Municipal Authority examined several issues on sewer boundaries at its monthly meeting July 26. The board approved an updated sewer service area map in accordance with Act 537 and recommended the document be forwarded to the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors. Administrator Brad Graham said one supervisor was already concerned about one part of it.

"They know our reasons, don't they?" asked ATMA chair Bob Coladonato. "We don't want to build any more pump stations if we don't have to."

"They have heard that, yes," replied Graham.

Engineer Dave Brinjac clarified that the supervisors had the final say and could change the plan without ATMA approval.

Coladonato reported that Greenspring Valley off Craig Road wanted to build its own water system. At a July 9 meeting with the developer and representatives of the township and Greencastle Area Franklin County Water Authority to learn more, not much information was obtained, he said. Though the planned residential development would have over 500 units at completion, it had only applied for a water system to serve 120 units in Phase 1.

"It's out of our hands," Coladonato concluded. "They know we're interested, but they must provide us necessary details." He added that the authority could not advise Antrim until it knew more about the developer's intentions.

The three bids that came in to repair an exposed sewer line on the Alan Izer property were over the $10,000 budget so the board agreed to rebid the project. The main line has been exposed for several years so ATMA planned to encase it in concrete, and fill and reseed the washed-out areas, Graham said. Martin and Martin Engineering was authorized to prepare the specs.