Mahoning Township has again been turned down for a $6.8 million state grant that would pay to finish the sanitary-sewer line under construction as well as construct a second phase to north Edinburg.
However, Supervisor Gary Pezzuolo was unfazed, stating when supervisors met Tuesday that the township will keep applying for the money in every round with the hope of ultimately receiving the competitive funds. The next chance is in October, he said.
In related business, Greg DelPrincipe of RAR Engineering told supervisors the current phase of the sewer line is “substantially complete” except for some paving and restoration of property that was disturbed.
Supervisors granted an extension on the project to allow seeding of grass in restored areas to take place in September because it is too hot now to plant grass. Although the sewer lines are complete, no lines will operate until next year, Pezzuolo said. The sewer plant is under construction and will not be completed until the end of November.
Supervisors also accepted RAR’s proposal to administer Community Development Block Grant Funds to help low- and moderate- income residents tap into the sewer line. Fees will be negotiated.
In response to residents’ concerns, supervisors said they still do not know how much the monthly sewer bills for residents will be and that it is too early to determine the cost.