Stormwater issues on delay

City Council kept all issues related to a proposed transfer of stormwater management assets to Williamsport Sanitary Authority on the table Thursday night.

That means the council and the administration are continuing to research and get legal advice on the agreement under development, one that Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said should include payment by the authority for the city-owned vacuum truck, with a value of $200,000, and an estimated $650,000 infrastructure related to work done at Church and William streets.

None of the authority staff was present and the council hinted beforehand that it was going to keep the items for vote on the table and not vote at the meeting.

Campana said the agreement should not be passed until an official with the Army Corps of Engineers speaks to council, because of flood pumps that are part of the citywide flood protection and levee system. That official may be available to speak at the Nov. 9 meeting, the mayor said.