Municipal authority reinstates past due notice fee

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority voted in favor of reinstating a $15 fee to send past due notices to customers during Thursday night's regular meeting.Works superintendent Carl Gosnell explained that the board opted not to charge the $15 fee to send notices to customers during the transition period to the new water meter program."The due day now is fixed at the 22nd of each month and there will no changes," Gosnell said. "There should be no confusion as to this point on what the procedure is and how it works."Chairman Ed LaValle suggested the fee be reinstated.The fee will go into effect during the next billing cycle.In other business, a proposal to run a water line for a fire hydrant alongside a building near the Metaldyne plant died due to lack of a motion.Engineer Rich Wray reported that the township has not received written correspondence from the Department of Environmental Protection relative to a water supply permit that was submitted by the Township for DEP's review.The Boot Jack Pump Station upgrade project is nearly complete, Gosnell said."Which is essentially the addition of a second pump," Gosnell said. "It's nearly complete we just have the electrical work."Pick up a copy of the Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.Next meetingRidgway Township Municipal AuthorityThursday, March 17 p.m.Municipal Building