Proposed sewer ordinance change is put on hold

    Adams County Health Board Attorney Adam Miller and County Sanitarian and Environmental Director Terry Smith appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to request the adoption of a resolution altering an existing county sewage ordinance. The proposed amendment addresses both the language and distance restrictions in determining which property owners will be required to tap into the county’s fledgling rural sewer project in the area of Pleasant Mills.
    The exact wording change requested by Miller when discussing who is mandated to connect to the sewer system simply substitutes the verb “may” for “shall” in the existing ordinance, thus modifying and modulating the compelling requirement.
    The new language proposed by Miller and Smith also deals with semantic alterations to the current ordinance — specifically the distance between the sewer line and affected property owners.
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