Published: October 10, 2013
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SACRAMENTO - A Spring Glen resident voiced her concern regarding abandoned properties to the Hubley Twp. Supervisors during Monday's meeting.
Carol Hepler said she sometimes notices lights on in buildings that she believes to be abandoned. She asked the supervisors what is being done about these properties.
"I'm concerned if these buildings are places where kids are meeting or what is going on," said Hepler. "I don't believe anyone lives in the properties, but yet there occasionally is light coming from the upstairs."
Hepler was referring to properties on Kushwa Road and east of it. According to Don Boyer, zoning officer for Hubley Twp., the properties are owned by banks in Texas. He said the township just recently found this information out and is currently trying to obtain contact information in hopes that the properties can be cleaned up or at least have the grass mowed.
Hepler also questioned the supervisors as to what the rules were for property fences in the township. Supervisor Chairman Keith Masser invited Hepler to attend next month's meeting for an update on all the items she questioned.
In other business, Herb Rose asked the supervisors where the township was at with the joint sewer project with Hegins Twp.
Masser referred Rose to an article that appeared on the front page of The Citizen-Standard last week and briefly updated him on the project.
Rose said he is in favor of the joint sewer project, but he doesn't want to end up paying more for sewer as Hubley residents are now paying higher water rates.
Masser told Rose the sewer rates would be the same for both townships since it's a joint plan and they are both starting at the same time.
Rose also said he was concerned as to where the sewer pipes would be laid within the township.
Dave Miller, an engineer with Alfred Benesch and Company told Rose that would all be determined during the design phase of the plan. The supervisors said the projected project should be in complete by 2017.
While on the topic of the sewer project, Hubley supervisors, Frank Krammes, Robert Barr and Masser, adopted the inner municipal agreement with Hegins Twp. Supervisors and the Hegins-Hubley Water Authority. Hegins Twp. Supervisors are expected to adopt the same agreement at their meeting Monday evening, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.