2009-03-19 / Local & State

County Signs Ten-Year Waste Agreements

Agreements in accordance with Act 101
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

The Fulton County commissioners signed a trio of municipal waste capacity agreements as part of their agenda Tuesday afternoon, bringing them into compliance with Pennsylvania's Act 101.

On a motion by Commissioner David Hoover II, the commissioners entered into the agreements in accordance with regulations set forth in the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of Pennsylvania. Following approval by the Department of Environmental Protection, the agreements will become effective September 1.

The 10-year agreements provided by county planner Mary K. Seville ensure that waste disposal capacity is available at a total of three landfills located in Bedford, Somerset and Cumberland counties. Landfills specifically identified in the agreements for local waste disposal include WSI Sandy Run Landfill Inc., Mostoller Landfill Inc. and Community Refuse Service Inc.

Business manager Tim Stanton informed the commissioners the mold abatement process at the Services for Children facility is currently under way. Safety precautions have been taken, according to Stanton's report, in order for employees not to be affected. Officials with county architects Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates are scheduled to assess the infected area after abatement has been completed but before a new wall is erected.

Pending legal matters were a topic of conversation between the commissioners and solicitor Stanley Kerlin. Kerlin also reported Brush Creek Township resident Maxine Barton has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the township's Election Board.

Michelle Sowers, county chief assessor, met with the commissioners regarding several Clean and Green properties, including a nonprofit go-cart track belonging to Mark Palmer and the transfer of two-acres from Mike and Rhonda Weaver to the Plum Hollow Hunting Club.

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