Westfall Township

Public Notice-Hearing for Proposed Ordinance




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 3, 2018  at 6:45 p.m., at the Westfall Township Municipal Building, 102 La Barr Lane, Matamoras, Pennsylvania, the Supervisors of the Township of Westfall, Pike County, Pennsylvania, will act on an Ordinance authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with Milford Township, Milford Borough and the Municipal Authority of the Township of Westfall for the evaluation and implementation of the extension of the Authorities sewage collection system to serve parts of Milford Township and Milford Borough, as well as an additional area of Westfall Township.  The wastewater treatment plant currently has excess capacity that can treat additional sewage collected by the extension but the Authority needs to determine the flows that would be generated as a result of the extension as well as the estimated cost for constructing the extension along the corridor to the northerly border of Milford Borough and possibly, an extension of the wastewater treatment plant to serve additional sewage flows.  The extension to be permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the participating municipalities will need to amend their respective 537 Plans by adopting a Westfall/Milford Regional 537 Plan, which will address the project within all three (3) Municipalities.  The Authority is willing to explore the extension provided the extension does not unduly burden the taxpayers of the Township and provided the Westfall Wastewater Treatment Plant will still have sufficient capacity to serve additional properties within the Township. A billing determination will be made whereby each entity would be responsible for billing and service within their jurisdiction.  The cost of doing a feasibility study, as well as Regional 537 Plan needs to be funded by grants or the parties have to find an alternative for allocating such costs among them or with the help of other contributors.


All Township Residents and other interested parties are invited to attend and comment on the proposed Ordinance.


A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined by any citizen at the Westfall Township Office located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, Pennsylvania during normal business hours.


Jodi Manheim

Westfall Secretary


Robert F. Bernathy, Esquire

Township Solicitor