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Exeter Township Board of Supervisors unanimously passed waivers that would be given to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to create a “jug handle” on 422 East and Shellbourne Road.
“Sheryl, Troy and I met with the consultant from PennDOT; Gibson-Thompson Engineering,” said Exeter Township Engineer Joe Rogosky. “Their consultant did provide us with storm water calculations and routing calculations and also they provided us a letter dated Feb. 11 and a different waiver request they are looking to consider.”
According to Rogosky, the consultant requested that the township consider several waivers of storm order ordinance for the jug-handle project.
The consultant reported some slide slope issues that they could not meet due to the project constraints. Other issues of the project include the location of the road near existing septic systems and supply wells.
They were looking at the pipes that they will be utilizing for detention bases, waivers on the NIC collars as well as the design of the storm for the actual sub-surface system.
“They’re looking at a waiver for the storm water fund which is what we typically require the township to escrow funds for us to go out and do periodic inspections,” Rogosky said.
The facilities that PennDOT uses will be owned and maintained by PennDOT. They will not be dedicated to the township.
The last waiver that PennDOT was asking for would be that they are doing some infiltration testing in the spring.
“We are recommending a waiver of some of their BMP criteria provided that the infiltration testing is completed and we have an opportunity to look at their results,” Rogosky said.
Rogosky said that he is recommending the waivers because they have to meet PennDOT criteria because it would be under their jurisdiction and their ownership of those facilities.