Senator Casey to get involved in Waverly address issue?

First Posted: 5/28/2014

Waverly Township Supervisor Dr. Douglas Klamp announced that he sent a packet of correspondence regarding the town’s addressing problem, including inaccurate claims made by the post office, to Senator Bob Casey during the May 27 meeting.

Presently, if a resident has mail delivered to the Waverly post office and change to home delivery, the address can be changed to Dalton, Clarks Summit, or Clarks Green.

The Supervisors have been trying to get Waverly Township recognized as a home address. The halting point was a misunderstanding with the post office, that was under the impression, that a zip code change would be necessary. These complications have yet to be cleared after almost three years. Klamp received a phone call from Casey’s secretary who, according to Klamp, seemed interested in pursuing the matter.

An anonymous complaint was called in to the township about the lack of guardrails and gates from Sterling Estates to Overlook Road. The resident claims motorists are using it as a “cut-through” and would like to see a gate installed because it’s a private development.

“I’ve used that road. … maybe that’s what they’re seeing,” Public Works Director Thomas James said. “I’ve never seen any other vehicle on that road.”

Township personnel are permitted to use that road.

“I don’t think anybody would pull off of Stevenson Road development and use [a driveway] as a shortcut,” James said.

An electric gate has been agreed upon to be installed, but construction has not begun.

As optimistic as James has been about the functioning of the Wastewater Treatment Facility, he has run into some concerns.

“To tell you the truth, I’m disappointed at this point,” he said. “I want it up and running 100 percent the way it was designed to.”

James has spoken with the contractors and engineers involved with the project; Quandel, H.R. Mahoney, and Milnes Engineering to express his frustration.

The Supervisors believe it would have been more beneficial if the engineers had stayed in the area for a few days while the facility was in the testing phase. While all the debris from the water is not being discharged the way it should be, the ammonia levels are steadily rising which was the goal from the beginning.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is still scheduled for June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Klamp will be a guest speaker to explain why the updates to the facility were necessary. The public is welcomed to attend.

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