Newtown residents are planning to voice their opposition to a sewage treatment plant during a Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, according to community members working to stop the proposal.
No action will be taken in connection with the proposal for the plant, according to Tuesday’s agenda. The agenda is posted online and Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Gallagher confirmed it was not scheduled for discussion, however residents can address any concern during the public comment portion of the meeting.
On Tuesday, residents concerned about the prospect of a $68 million sewage treatment plant opening off the Bypass spread bright yellow flyers around town, including on cars in parking lots.
The flyer asked residents to attend Wednesday’s meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive.
Newtown Township is in the process of preparing its Act 537 Plan, a document that maps how the municipality will handle sewage. If the plan is crafted to include the proposal for a sewage treatment plant as an option, then it cannot later be rejected.
The Act 537 plan will be complete in six months to a year, officials have said, and the Board of Supervisors have the final vote as to what is included in that plan
The Newtown Joint Municipal Authority Board of Directors have said a local plant may be the best option to deal with the area’s increasing sewage.