Sandy Twp. to Address Residents about Waterline Connection

DUBOIS – The Sandy Township Supervisors will contact the remaining 30 residents who haven’t connected to the Kiwanis Trail waterline.  It was noted that residents along the waterline are mandated to connect to it.

In addition, the supervisors noted there’s a $1,500 inspection fee to verify the waterline connection.   Approximately half of the remaining residents have paid this post-connection fee but haven’t yet connected to the waterline.

Township Solicitor Greg Krug signed the letters to the residents. The letters will be sent out today by certified mail.  All of the supervisors approved of addressing the residents by letter.

In other business, the supervisors approved a police department internship program with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.   IUP originally requested a five-year program with the Sandy Township Police Department.   The supervisors countered the IUP offer in order to try out the program for one year.

The supervisors approved the internship program on the grounds that the potential intern signs documentation, which acknowledges they aren’t an employee.  This, the supervisors explained, would serve as a waiver to compensation and coverage under the township’s insurance.

Also, resident Duane Marshall informed the supervisors about the proposed Highland Street Extension disposal injection well and its appeal process.  The deadline to file an appeal is March 15, which is two days before the next township meeting.

The supervisors voted to give Township Manager Dave Monella the authorization to review and potentially file an appeal under the deadline.  Then, his decision would be presented for ratification at the next meeting.

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