Salisbury board eyes swale to resolve flooding issue
BY JOHN FRIEL, Correspondent
Salisbury Township resident Fred Seldomridge told township supervisors on March 19 that improvements to Seldomridge Road at his farm have caused persistent flooding of one of his fields.
Supervisor Lester Houck said township crews will evaluate the site for a possible swale to relieve the problem.
"That was always a low spot," Houck said. "It's your field. We'll do what you want" and will try to get the water to drain.
In another matter, the board ratified and confirmed Salisbury's participation with the county and other municipalities in appealing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Act 167. Houck said the Act, which regulates stormwater management statewide, is "sort of vague. ... It's whatever DEP says it is."
He said townships, boroughs "and the building industry" all have expressed concern and are "part of this litigation."
In other business, the board:
n Approved a final plan and sewage planning module for John K. and Lea Marie Stoltzfus of School Lane Road. Plans show a proposed house and carriage barn on a 1-acre flag lot surrounded by remaining lands of 36.6 acres.
n Ceded plan review for Esther M. Stoltzfus, of Simmontown Road, to Sadsbury Township, Chester County. The plan removes a 10-acre parcel from a 31-acre farm. Only a 1-acre sliver of the affected land is in Salisbury Township.
n Released $13,521 remaining on a letter of credit for the Barr/Byler subdivision on Berkey Road.
n Signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lancaster County Conservation District to handle erosion and other soil-related concerns in the township for the coming year.
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