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Sewer Authority Awarded Grants

Hallstead Boro Council was addressed by Mark Kotar of the Hallstead-Great Bend Joint Sewer Authority at their July 16 meeting. The authority has just learned that they will be awarded a H20PA grant in the amount of $4,816,000 for wastewater treatment upgrades. They have also been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the projects. However, the authority needed the municipalities it serves to enact ordinances approving loans the authority is applying for, for interim financing and a long-term bond necessary to fund the projects. A meeting had been held on Monday of that week with representatives of the municipalities to explain the project and to discuss what steps are necessary to complete it. After a short discussion, a motion carried to approve the two ordinances. Mr. Kotar promised to periodically attend council meetings to provide updates on the project.

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Focus On Roads In Harford
By Ted Brewster

Not surprisingly this time of year, the efforts of the Harford Township Supervisors and employees are focused on road maintenance. And so it was when the Supervisors met on Bastille Day: roads that just won’t give up their potholes; choking dust that turns white to brown; and, “When can you get to my road?”

Roadmaster Terry VanGorden said that he and his crew are now working in Section 3, which covers most of North Harford. Once work on the main roads are completed, they will go back to work on the side roads. He said that he hopes to complete all of the primary road work in another month. The crew always leaves Sherwood Hill Road for the week before the Harford Fair.

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