DUBOIS – The Sandy Township Supervisors approved taking ownership of Christ the King Manor’s waterline system at Monday night’s meeting.
The supervisors noted it’ll benefit the township, as it’ll run a waterline through the manor’s system rather than around it. It was also noted that each of the cottages will receive water meters.
When asked by Supervisor Dave Sylvis, Engineer Perry Bowser said the township didn’t inspect the manor’s waterlines as construction occurred directly. However, Bowser noted inspections were conducted and the information was turned over to the township.
Bowser added that he’d contacted representatives of Sykesville, and they didn’t have any plans to extend their water system toward Sandy Township. The supervisors noted that residents along West Liberty needed better waterlines, and they’d look at alternative plans to get water to them.
Township Manager Dave Monella announced the receipt of the Act 13 Impact Fee. The township, he said, will receive $67,901.69.
Monella noted there continues to be a yearly decrease in funding. Sylvis asked if it was due to less drilling activity; although Monella wasn’t certain, he believed it was likely the reason.
The supervisors also announced that a public hearing will be held regarding Animal Hospital of DuBois’ request for a zoning ordinance change. The supervisors heard from both Clearfield County and the township planning commission.
The supervisors noted the planning commission had concerns with the proposed zoning change on two core grounds.
The first concern, the supervisors said, is that it’d allow for any veterinary clinic to open in an office-zoned area. This, they said, could include those with outdoor kennels depending upon the language in the ordinance’s amendment.
The second concern, the supervisors said, was that approval of the amendment could set a precedent for having zoning laws changed rather than seeking conditional use permits.