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Written by Abigail Clifford, Correspondent
June 19, 2019

                At their regular council meeting on June 13, the Green Lane Sewer Authority expressed its frustration when it was announced that the solicitor, Dave Comer, plans to finally crack down on unpaid sewage bills in the township.

                "We are going to be aggressively seeking payment," stated Vice President Gerald Godshall. "We have up to $97,000 in the books that residents owe; we can't seem to work with certain people."

                According to Godshall, one residence in Sumneytown has close to $29,000 in unpaid sewage bills.

                "This issue has just gotten out of hand; we can't shut their system off because it makes the house uninhabitable law," explained Godshall, "We don't want to start raising rates because of this, but it might be a possibility if things don't turn around soon."

                In other news, the council also took time to discuss the facts from the May 29 storm that wreaked havoc in the region.

                "Upper Salford had the most direct hit; but there was ...



Written by Ernie Quatrani, Correspondent
June 19, 2019

Route 63 detours off to a rough start

 

            One of the topics at the monthly Marlborough Board of Supervisors meeting last week was the lessons learned from the storm response that ripped through the area at the end of May, including being more proactive in prepping for emergencies and staying in touch with residents.

            With the power out, one of the biggest needs was for a place to charge cell phones and other devices. The Marlborough Township Building was open for that purpose.

            The Green Lane firehouse was also open for charging and for water.

"I've also reached out to the [Upper Perk YMCA], and they've told me that people who are without power, that they can go to the Y and get showered, use the facilities, as long as they show their driver's license, and they let them in free," said Township Manager Marybeth Cody.

            The township website also has a "Disaster and Emergency Preparedness" section which provides links to the state website.

            Green Lane Mayor Lynn Wolfe and Supervisor Billy Hurst both urged residents to sign up for Montgomery County's ReadyMontco notification system which ...



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