Supervisors seek waiver on MS4 regulations

LINDEN — During a brief Woodward Township Supervisors’ meeting Wednesday night, the board heard an update on the status of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) waiver the township is seeking.

Township zoning officer Gary Knarr told the supervisors that he still is waiting to hear from the Department of Environmental Protection to see if the township is exempt from the program. The board told Knarr it was important that they know as soon as possible because they are beginning the process of formulating a budget for 2018.

It was noted $12,000 had been budgeted this year in case the township had to join the county’s MS4 coalition and the money had not been needed.

The board also discussed applying for the 2017 round of state Department of Transportation’s Green Light Go Funding Program. Under the program the current township street lights will be replaced by LED lights.

The program requires a 20 per cent local minimum match. There are up to $40 million available in the program. Board Chairman Alan Worth said he would get more information about the program.

Other than approving the minutes from last month’s meeting and the treasurer’s report, there were no other actions taken at the meeting.

The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Township Building, 4910 S. Route 220.