Sandy Township Municipal Authority Customers to Receive Surcharge Notices

DUBOIS – Beginning early next week, Sandy Township Municipal Authority customers will be receiving surcharge notices by mail.

These township notices will explain the customers’ new inflow and infiltration surcharges on their bills. 

“It is really detailed to let the users sit and digest it,” said Township Manager Dave Monella.

It was also noted that the notices will include a series of the most common questions that customers are expected to ask.

“If we get the inflow and infiltration, this will disappear.  It isn’t forever and ever like most increases are,” said Supervisor Dave Sylvis.

Supervisor Andy Shenkle added that he disliked making the customers pay the surcharge.

Sandy Township Engineer Perry Bowser also told the supervisors Monday night that he would be meeting with Matt Cook of Sykesville regarding its water project. 

Bowser said Sykesville officials had completed the project, and that a few things still needed to be worked out before it could be hooked up to Sandy Township.  One of the things he mentioned was flow testing.

According to Bowser, Sandy Township has also completed its ranking list of consultants that PennDOT provided for the Industrial Drive industrial park access road project.  This list, he said, will be sent to the central office, which will make the decision.

Resolutions 13-2017 and 14-2017 were removed from being tabled and passed by the supervisors. They detailed deeding small portions of land to Sandy Township in regards to the Industrial Park project.

Monella said that he will be calling Ed Yahner of Advanced Disposal concerning issues with the transition of Sandy Township to a single garbage disposal company.

Monella and Sylvis said they’ve been receiving phone calls, and a concern was Treasure Lake‘s recycling situation being uncertain.

Sue Duttry attended the meeting to address her garbage pick-up issue. She had tried calling Yahner herself and was told he’d call her back, which she said never happened.

She added that she’d tried calling three different numbers provided by Monella and didn’t receive any conclusive result. “I want to get this straightened out.  It’s starting to affect my health,” said Duttry.

Monella told Duttry that her concern was a specific one to be addressed with Yahner when he spoke with him.

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