Sandy Township Manager Dave Monella

Sandy Township Municipal Authority Manager Dave Monella discussed the future sewer treatment needs of the township at Monday’s meeting.

DuBOIS — Alternatives for Sandy Township wastewater were discussed at Monday’s Municipal Authority meeting.

At the Feb. 6, meeting, township Manager Dave Monella said the supervisors gave him authorization to explore any and all alternatives for the future sewer treatment needs of the township.

“Tonight, I am coming back to you to ask for the board’s approval to reach out to whoever may potentially be interested in purchasing Sandy Township’s water and wastewater,” Monella said.

Monella said he has received an inquiry from a party interested in purchasing the township’s water and wastewater.

“At this time, the reason I am asking for this is to see if there would be any other party interested in purchasing us and the benefits there may be to the users of our system,” Monella said.

In a 5-0 vote, the board gave approval to move forward with this and give any interested parties seven calendar days from Tuesday (today) to provide to the township a letter of interest on purchasing both the water and wastewater system.

In making the motion to give the manager authorization to do this, Supervisor Dave Sylvis said it was for exploratory reasons.

Supervisor Mark Sullivan, who seconded the motion, recommended that Monella contact the City of DuBois and Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. directly since they are the neighbors closest to the township.

Monella noted that he will mail letters both through the United States Postal Service and email.

The supervisors recessed Monday’s municipal authority meeting until 6 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 15, to review any and all letters of interest.

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