Easements key for rural sewer project

    The submission to United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials of final construction plans for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer system hinges on the acquisition from individual property owners of all necessary transmission line easements.
    And while project engineer Ben Adams of Commonwealth Engineering did not say as much outright, he intimated during Thursday night’s monthly meeting of the Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of trustees that the acquisition process has not progressed in the timely manner he had hoped.
    Adams said he has sent letters to all property owners from which the rural sewer district needs to obtain permanent transmission line easements and will hold an informal meeting with those individuals Tuesday evening at Riverside Center. During that meeting, Adams said he will “discuss, in detail,” what is needed from property owners “and hopefully get some of those folks to sign (easement agreements) that night.”
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