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Tamaqua area projects are approved

Published September 22. 2011 05:01PM

Projects proposed for the Tamaqua area were reviewed by the Schuylkilll County Planning Commission at its monthly meeting held Wednesday evening at the courthouse in Pottsville. Since the applications comply with the county's comprehensive land use, the board had no comment or objections to the plans.

The Tamaqua Area Water Authority has applied to the Delaware River Basin Commission for approval of a surface water withdrawal to withdraw up to 240 mg/30 days of water from an existing surface water intake located at Still Creek Reservoir in Rush Township for public water supply.

The application also includes the request to increase the periodic released from the reservoir from 36 mgd to 43.3 mgd for use by the Exelon Generation Company for its consumptive use at the Limerick Generating Station located in Pottstown.

The Pennsylvania American Water Company and the Wildcat Park Corporation of Wildcat Park in Walker Township have filed a joint application for approval of the transfer, by sale, of the water works property and rights of the Wildcat Park Corporation to Pennsylvania American Water Company; and the start of PAWC water service to the public portions of Walker Township currently served by Wildcat; and the abandonment by Wildcat Park of all water service to the public.

Farmview Mennonite Church, which plans to construct a 300-seat church in Washington Township, has submitted a plan for approval of a sewage disposal and water systems to serve the church building.

The commission gave final approval to three subdivision plans.

James and Gail Moyer to John and Melissa Valentine plan to subdivide 18.6962 acres into one lot for a single-family residential in Washington Township; Rausch Creek Land Company, LP, to subdivide 117.4 acres into five annexation and one non-development lot partly in Porter Township and partly in Hegins Township; and Mechanicsville Hose Company to subdive 0.585 of an acre into one annexation, one existing parking lot and two lots with existing buildings.

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