Board Members left to right
Sam Wolfe, Rick Haas, Judi Spagnuolo, Fran Kopko, Joe Sgarlat , rear Rick Boice, Manager and Denise Sult Secretary
Harveys Lake Borough in compliance with the requirement of the Act of May 2, 1945,known as the "Municipal Authorities Act of 1945", enacted and Ordinance signifying their desire to organize and incorprate an Authority named The General Municipal Authority of the Borough of Harveys Lake on January 27th, 1970. Certificate of Incorporation was issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 7, 1976
DEP mandated that the Borough form an Authority because the lake was polluted. The purpose of an Authority is to install sewer lines, pumping stations and building for the collection and disposition of wasterwater/sewage to a treatment plant. Our sewage flows through DAMA'S lines and into the treatment plant--Wyoming Valley Municipal Authority in Hanover Twp. The installation of the sewer collection system was completed in 1977.
The Authority has been doing upgraded, improvements, and inspection to the Sewer Collection System over many years through Grants and loans.
There are four full-time employees at the Authority, all residents of Harveys Lake Borough. Richard Boice, Manager-31 years, Denise Sult, Secretary/bookeeper-23 years, Jason Boice, Foreman-14 years,and Jason Simonson Laborer-13years.
Authority has a five member Board-Judi Spagnuolo_Chairperson, Fran Kopko Vice-Chairman,Joseph Sgarlat-Secretary, Sam Wolfe-Treasure, and Richard Haas- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.These are 5-year terms. One person's term is up each year. The Board Members are appointed by Borough Council. When term is up, Council can either reappoint or appoint someone new.
DEP has imposed a moratorium for the entire Back Mountain. Harveys Lake Borough has been under a moratorium since June 2003. This means no new sewer hookups are allowed. The Authority has a waiting list for those that want to fill out a Sewer Permit Application at a cost of $25. When DEP issues us more hookups, the residents on the waiting list will be notified.
In an effort to remove I/I (inflow and infiltration), Sewer Customers must remove sump pumps or rain gutters connected into any sewer lines. This is Illegal and could require the Authority to charge higher fees. If you know of any such connections, please call the Authority at (570) 639-1042. Caller will remain anonymous.
Save our Sewers by not putting anything down your toilet, sinks, or tubs except wastewater, toilet paper and human waster. Please see our list of "what Not to Flush".
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Lake photos by Frank Burnside