Ticking clock: White Stone has Feb. 28 deadline

Suzanne Reynolds, with the Lancaster County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, swore in White Stone Town Council member Ran Reeves prior to last Thursday’s meeting. Reeves was appointed to fill the vacant seat of the late Joe Sliakis and was elected for a full term during a special election in November. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

WHITE STONE—White Stone’s leadership has set a deadline for receiving and submitting necessary paperwork for its public sewer project and town attorney Matson Terry is nervous about it.

“We’re going to be slammed, getting this done in this short amount of time,” said Terry, who will be doing title work for the easement and usage contracts necessary for funding for the sewer project.

According to town manager Patrick Frere, he, mayor Randy Reeves and Terry have set February 28 as the target date to have all the contracts completed for submission to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. The town is receiving over $4.5 million in loan and grant funding from the program for its public sewer project. Frere advised council of the impending deadline at last Thursday’s meeting.

There are some 240 parcels within the project area needing usage and easement contracts. Frere and mayor Reeves plan to go door-to-door to get the contracts signed…