The Sandy Township Supervisors approved sending a long-term sewage agreement proposal to the City of DuBois at both the municipal authority and regular meetings held Monday.
“I think we finally have what everyone’s been wanting to hear for a long time,” said Supervisor Kevin Salandra. “We have an agreement that we’re ready to present to the city.”
Salandra is a member of the township’s sewer committee, which also includes city officials.
The supervisors, during an hour-long executive session with their attorney, narrowed down the proposal to 15 main points.
After reconvening, the supervisors unanimously approved sending the proposal to the city. The city council, which will hold a work session on Thursday and regular meeting on Monday, must still discuss the township’s proposal and decide if it is agreeable to them.
Over the last several months, the supervisors have been holding off on making a decision on to whom they might sell their sanitary sewer and water systems — either the City of DuBois or Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. — so that more discussion could take place between the city and the township about possibly reaching a long-term agreement. Currently, the committee’s focus has been on sewer.