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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Sewage changes discussed

  • At Monday night's meeting of the Texas Township supervisors, secretary John Haggarty mentioned the spring meeting of the Wayne County Township Officials Association, which will take place on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Seelyville Fire Company.
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    -At Monday night's meeting of the Texas Township supervisors, secretary John Haggarty mentioned the spring meeting of the Wayne County Township Officials Association, which will take place on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Seelyville Fire Company.
    Part of the meeting will discuss the proposed sewage regulation changes that DEP is trying to pass. It is to get all officials on the “same page” in providing them with information about the changes and what to do.
    DEP recently came out with proposed regulations regarding septic systems, including utilizing on-lot systems with nitrate removal and would also require large set-back areas from streams and rivers. These changes could in turn increase the cost of installing and maintaining septic systems.
    Other items
    As part of Act 537, a study has been going on for the sewer in White Mills. It is part of the sewage plan under the act. The survey has been going on for about four years. They are in the process of making corrections to the plan and it will be resubmitted to DEP.
  • A resolution was sent by the PA Route 6 Alliance asking municipalities to support the proposal to designate a portion of Route 6 as a Pennsylvania Byway. The resolution is trying to focus on Hawley, Honesdale and Waymart.
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Byways Initiative is to “support local initiatives to enhance the visual impact of a route, maintain the natural resources and intrinsic qualities along the route, and educate residents and visitors about the history and culture of Pennsylvania.”
The resolution also describes the benefits of nominating a portion of Route 6 to be a PA Byway. The supervisors decided to look into the resolution further before making any decisions.
The township will be getting a new plow after one was damaged by hitting a frozen rock on Bucks Cove Road. It would cost $3,761 to repair and a new one is $4,500. It was depreciated $1,000 and they were told they could get $800 with a trade-in.
The supervisors said it would be better to get a new one instead of repairing the damaged one.