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WAVERLY TWP. - Waverly Township’s wastewater treatment facility upgrade is progressing. The township’s engineer, Ned Slocum, attended the May 13 meeting to review requirements and timelines with the Board of Supervisors. The permit to move forward has been issued by the DEP with several conditions attached. Upon completion and placement of the new filtration system, DEP must be notified and have a certification completed by an engineer. Advertisements to bid will be published and the bidding will open June 19. A meeting will be held May 29 to answer any questions contractors may have and tour the facility.

A motion was passed for a notice of award, contractual agreement and notice to proceed. Slocum also asked if the Supervisors would authorize to execute any and all documents pertaining to the project to begin as soon as possible. At the June 24 township meeting engineers will have a recommendation. A second motion was passed to authorize engineers and the township solicitor, Atty. Andrew Hailstone, to review the bids for completion and compliance; the motion was passed.

A meeting was held about the Earned Income Tax collection. Information is being gathered about how to address concerns regarding state regulations.

Township manager Bill White met with PennPrime representatives at the municipal building to allow them to audit safety standards. At last month’s meeting the problem was raised as to whether two people should be checking the pumping stations simultaneously for safety reasons. The two pumping stations are checked once per day and normally there is only one person there at the time they need to be checked. White explained the dilemma and was told the stations are permit- exempt; one person is acceptable. A motion was passed to adopt the confined space entry policy as is.

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