Tuthill Corp. donates $30K to township
Lower Towamensing Township has an extra $30,000 in its coffers thanks to the owner of Blue Mountain Resort.
Supervisor Ron Walbert announced at Tuesday's board of supervisors' meeting that the Tuthill Corporation made the contribution to the township.
Walbert then thanked the organization for the kind contribution.
After the meeting, township secretary Christine Wentz said the donation is part of the organization's yearly contribution to the township.
The money is placed in the township's general fund, Wentz said.
The Tuthill Corporation is the operator of Blue Mountain Resort.
In January, supervisors approved a wastewater treatment agreement with the Tuthill Corporation to provide sewage treatment to the township.
The project was put out for bid, but no bids were submitted. As a result, the board agreed to negotiate privately with the Tuthill Corporation.
The Tuthill Corporation will pay an estimated $1.485 million to construct a new plant. The township will pay $598,600 to hook up to the plant.
A new plant will provide wastewater treatment services to residents in the Little Gap, Walkton and Aquashicola geographic area.
The Weiner Trailer Court will be hooked up to Palmerton borough's wastewater treatment plant.
In other business, supervisors:
• adopted an intermunicipal ordinance to supply water to 53 residences of the Stone Ridge Manor water system.
• granted a garbage exemption to Amelia Boyer at 460 Boyer Farm Road.
• agreed to have township zoning officer Duane Dellecker check into other potential garbage exemptions that may exist within the township.