Thursday, December 4, 2008

LETTER: Let trash authority pay

I noted in a recent story that you said in part, "…funding to conduct a study to determine whether a fourth boiler should be added to the county's incinerator in Conoy Township."

1) To be clear – there are two governmental bodies in this story – Lancaster County and Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) an independent authority.

2) The independent trash authority owns the incinerator in Conoy Township – not the county as stated in the story.

3) Since this authority owns the incinerator why are they coming before the county commissioners for this grant application? Why can't the authority apply for it directly?

4) The grant apparently has a 20% matching grant requirement , is the cash-rich, trash authority going to be paying that part of the study? This is really the most important of the questions!