S. Abington Twp. still dealing with delinquent sewer bills

First Posted: 7/15/2014

The South Abington Township supervisors met on Monday to discuss delinquent sewer bills.

“There are 140 residents who have not paid their bill and have a lien against their property,” township manager David O’Neill said. “These are the oldest delinquent accounts we have on record. A letter will be sent giving them 30 days to pay the bill and the interest will be removed. After 60 days, half of the interest will be removed. If they do not pay after that, then the bill will be turned over to a collection agency.”

“We should give them 90 days after the letter was sent out to pay the bill,” Supervisor Mark Dougherty countered. “Other residents pay their bills, why can’t they? We should give them until October 1 and if they have not paid then turn it over to a collection agency.”

In other business, Popple Construction came in with the lowest bid for paving at $272,310.00. The supervisors voted to approve Popple Construction for paving.

The Countryside Conservatory asked the township if they could put a kiosk on the property of the former Michelangelo’s’s Restaurant on Old State Road. The kiosk would contain information on the Trolley Trail. The supervisors voted to allow the kiosk and will look into having a sign with South Abington Township placed on it.

The post office sent a letter to the township about the cost for storm materials and who will pay for it. The post office would also like to put large stones in front of the building instead of landscaping.

“If the soil there cannot support plant life, then put new soil in,” said Dougherty.

The township voted to increase the pay for summer maintenance workers, typically high school and college students, by 50 cents per year up until eight years. They start at $8 an hour.

The next meeting will be July 28.

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