LINDEN - Woodward Township's stormwater mapping was completed in time for paperwork to be submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the cost of the project gave the supervisors pause at their Wednesday night meeting.
The mapping was necessary for the township to comply with the Pennsylvania Stormwater Ordinance.
Dan Martin, from Mid-Penn Engineering, recently submitted the necessary paperwork to the state, according to Marc Drier, township solicitor.
"So for the short-term, that concern has been addressed," Drier said.
The projectwas originally estimated to cost around $5,000 but has gone about $1,200 over budget.
According to secretary Judith Carpenter, Martin was willing to work with the township, "downsizing" some of his hours, in order to keep the project within the proposed amount.
He is also going to check and see if any of the costs can be reimbursed and has made suggestions to reduce other costs, according to Carpenter.
Ralph Hoyt, the planning commission chairman, was at the meeting to address an empty commission seat.
Supervisors were not certain that the seat had to be needed filled.
"It's hard enough to get enough people to attend meetings, and when we get there we can't do any new business if there aren't enough people present," he said. "There's just nothing going on for us, nothing for us to do. We show up and say hello and goodbye."
After some debate, the supervisors appointed Justin Ulmer to the commission, but one seat still remains open.