NUANGOLA — According to comments at Monday night’s sewer authority meeting there are still some people who have not “bought in” to the sewer system — even though the project is in its fourth month.
Chairman Ray Shirk said there are seven homeowners who have not responded to easement letters distributed by the authority. An easement is needed in order for the contractor, Wexcon, to go onto an individual’s property to install piping and a grinder pump.
These property owners could face legal action by borough council, Shirk said.
In addition, Dan Loughren, project engineer for the Quad3 Group, said a group known as the Pine Association won’t allow the contractor to position heavy equipment on land owned by the members of the association. This has resulted in at least four properties on Vandermark Avenue being bypassed during this installation phase, Loughren said.
Loughren said he is hopeful that prevailing issues can be resolved through negotiation.
Otherwise the authority conducted routine business, including:
* Approving the payment of a $236,464 invoice to Wexcon and $236,401 (for grinder pumps) to Environmental One.
* Discussing the need to adopt a policy to remove, or disable, septic tanks once the system goes into service.
* Hearing comment by authority treasurer Ted Vancosky that the assistance plan for the financing of connection fees has increased to 105 homeowners. Payment of $258 to Corcoran Printing of Wilkes-Barre for payment booklets was also approved.