Canoe Camp sewer plant plans review set

MANSFIELD – Richmond Township supervisors heard about the latest developments in Ed Trask’s plans to construct a housing development on property south of the borough near Wal-Mart at their meeting Tuesday.

Township Secretary Deb Kotulka said she had received a call from RETTEW concerning the developments planned sewage treatment plant, necessary because the borough’s sewage treatment plant is at or near capacity and denied Trask’s request to hook his development in.

“They will be submitting their plans to the planning commission at their April 23 meeting, and engineer Scott Bray thinks it needs to be carefully reviewed with township Solicitor Jeff Loomis,” Kotulka added.

David Flesch, who serves on the township planning commission, said the planning module is “more complex than usual.”

Trask’s trailer park on South Main Street, just up from the site of the proposed housing development is currently hooked up to borough sewer system, “but he could disconnect from that and hook up to his own,” Flesch added.

The proposed location of the plant will be along Westgate Road between the Wise property and Martha Lloyd group home, according to Flesch.

In other business, supervisors voted two to one to purchase a new 2014 Dodge Ram 5500 4WD regular cab dump truck $79,082 from Hondru Fleet in Manheim, with delivery in no later than six months.

Supervisor Trish Hall was the lone vote against, saying she would rather shop around for a good used truck.

Supervisors made the decision contingent on their receipt of $253,000 in Act 13 impact fee money expected in July.

Supervisors also:

Designated spring cleanup days as May 3 and 10, with Keystone Mobile shredding from 9-11 a.m. May 3, free for township residents.