Council and group of area residents testified against facility before state PUC.

Last updated: June 11. 2013 11:57PM - 1608 Views

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WEST WYOMING — At Monday’s council meeting, borough solicitor Linell Lukesh updated residents on the status of the proposed gas metering station near the Kingston Township border.

UGI Penn Natural Gas has petitioned the state Public Utility Commission for permission to build a gate station that would measure natural gas from the Auburn Pipeline before it enters the Transco international pipeline.

The council along with 12 area residents presented testimony in opposition of the metering station during a two-day PUC hearing last month. The next step, Lukesh said, is to present prepared briefs on issues raised by both sides to the PUC judge, who will then issue a finding.

Lukesh said she would have more information at next month’s council meeting.

In another matter, council said goodbye and presented a proclamation to Jared Saporito, the borough’s first junior councilperson. Saporito, a senior at Wyoming Area High School, will be graduating this week.

“Thank you for letting me be a part of this whole experience and being active in the community. I can’t thank you enough,” said Saporito. Adrienne Przybyla is the new junior councilperson.

Council voted to place the bi-laws and ordinances (a requirement to join the West Side Council of Governments) on the table for 30 days. The COG recently received a $475,000 local services grant that was used to purchase a vacuum truck and street sweeper.

The “vac” truck will be demonstrated Thursday night by cleaning the storm drains in Swoyersville. The demonstration will begin at the Swoyersville municipal building at 6.

In other business:

• Ralph Confletti was sworn in as the newest councilperson, filling the seat of Gil Atherholt, who resigned last month.

• Council voted to reschedule the work sessions to 6:30 p.m. on the same night as the council meetings for the months of July, August and September. Council meets the second Monday of each month.

• Mayor Joseph Herbert read a letter from Wyoming Borough Mayor Robert Boyer commending West Wyoming police officer Curtis Nocera for his efforts at an arson fire in Wyoming in January.

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