South Creek Twp. pays off loan
The South Creek Township public sewage system project is now debt-free.
According to township secretary Linda Leonard, supervisors have paid off the $389,784.26 PennVEST loan for the project.
She said this money was used for the engineering and design of the system.
"Due to DEP rules and regulations, the design had to be done three times, thus resulting in the large loan," she explained. She said the DEP wasn't satisfied with the design the first two times.
"The township had to use the tap-in fees from the people who use the system to pay off this loan, and we were able to use some of the federal and state grant money to pay for the rest of this loan. The township was going to pay off the loan before the system became operational, but due to the PennVEST rules, we couldn't pay it off until near the end of the project."
In addition, the single audit for the sewer project has been completed and submitted to PennVEST.
Also, at the last township meeting, supervisors:
- approved a subdivision plan for more storage units for Forrest Oldroyd. The location for the units is beside Woody's Country Store in Gillett
- announced that the 1995 GMC pickup truck was sold for $1,050 at the Troy Equipment Auction
- agreed to pay the Bradford County Humane Society $203.04 for its annual contract with the organization
- authorized a new three-year contract with the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department to cover the township
- agreed to continue to have a one half of one percent real estate transfer tax and a one half of one percent earned income tax, which are existing taxes
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.