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MOSQUITOS

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These simple steps can help prevent mosquitos from multiplying.  These insects are known carriers of the West Nile Virus, a potentially serious illness.  So be vigilant.  April through October – weekly through summer.

  • Arrange tarps to avoid puddles.  Empty after it rains.  Store unused tarps under cover.
  • Clean gutters even in the summer.
  • Screen rain barrels completely.  Treat water with bacterial larvacide.
  • Dispose of ...
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Peters Consulatans Attends PMAA’s

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PCI participated again this year in PMAA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show August 27th and 28th. The Trade Show is the largest gathering of authority board members, managers, engineers, and consultants in Pennsylvania and offered educational sessions that addressed water, wastewater, and administrative issues.

It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.  This conference gave us the opportunity to exchange ideas and gain valuable information on the newest products and innovations for our municipal authority clients.

For 70 years, ...

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Municipal News

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Tax  relief due  to storm damage-Act 71 of 2012 (HB 1913) authorizes the abatement of real estate taxes for the 2011 tax year for real property that was damaged ordestroyed by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. This act also authorizes local governments to exempt  the assessed valuation of reconstruction  or repairs madeto properties  damaged or destroyed by these storms  from real property taxation and requires such abatements  to end after the third year or upon the sale or transferof the property. Act 71 took effect June 27,2012.

Land use development notifications Act 97 of 2012 (I-IB823) amends the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code to require municipalities to submit a monthlyreport to the school district superintendent if they approved a plan for residential development during the preceding month. The act requires that the notice includethe development’s location, the number and types of units, and the expected construction schedule. Act 97 takes effect September 3, 2012.

In addition, this act requires a wastewater system managing official to review any land development under the MPC or building construction permit application under the Uniform Construction Code if the development or construction would use wastewater treatment systems provided by a county wastewater treatment authority ina county of the second class A (Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery) and a municipality served by the authority.

This review will not be required for applications involving new construction or alterations of one- and two-family dwellings, those with an approved sewer module, and those that the state Department of Environmental Protection has exempted from sewage planning.

Reprinted in part from PSATS News Bulletin June/July publication

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Leaky Roofs Cause More Damage Than People May Think

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Statistics show that moisture from leaking roofs cause more damage to residential and commercial structures every year than termites, fires, and storms combined! If you want to have a greater peace of mind about the condition of your roof and the safety of your property, the inhabitants and their belongings, perform a roof ...

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Peters Consultants Welcomes Thomas DeAngleo, EIT

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Thomas A. DeAngelo joined Peters Consultants, Inc. in July, having previously worked as a construction inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for three summers, worked as a construction inspector with McTish, Kunkel and Associates and as an environmental designer and permit applications preparer for a variety of environmental projects for POZ ...

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2010 ADA STANDARDS MANDATORY

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2010 ADA STANDARDS MANDATORY

On March 15, the US Department of Justice’s updated ADA 2010 Standards became mandatory for new construction and alterations covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Optional uses of the original 1991 standards are no longer allowed.  Public transportation facilities, however, are subject to ADA standards issued by US DOT in 2006.  For more information visit www.ada.gov.

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LIQUID FUEL PAYMENTS

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Why are the actual 2012 municipal liquid fuels payments lower than the corrected estimates sent out in November 2011? Differences in estimated payments and actual payments are the result of both the correction from the new census numbers as well as the actual receipts from tax revenue which were much lower than anticipated. Essentially two forces were pushing the payment figures downward and upward making the estimated numbers difficult to predict. PennDOT attempts to anticipate these fluctuations in the fall ...

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Peters Consultants Inc. Hosting First Business Before Hours

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Peters Consultants Inc and The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Before Hours on July 10th from 7:30 to 9:30a.m. at our Bloomsburg office.  This event is an excellent opportunity to develop new contacts and trade ideas with other local businesses. Please join us for a  light breakfast and familiarize yourself with the variety of engineering and land surveying services PCI offers. For registration please call the chamber @ 570.784.2522 or visit their website @ http://www.bloomsburg.org and go to upcoming events.

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PCI Is Hiring A Civil Engineer/Manager

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Civil Engineer and Manager is needed for civil works projects for commercial, public, private and municipal clients. The position will provide a wide range of opportunities with work assignments related to site layout, grading, stormwater management, utilities, drainage systems and regulatory permitting issues. The position requires working well with regulatory agencies, clients and the public. Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and looking for a challenge. Qualified candidates must possess:

  • B. S. in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum eight (8) years ...
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PCI IS HIRING A CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR

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The Construction Inspector will monitor the work of contractors to ensure quality control and compliance with specifications for new infrastructure development including water distribution and sanitary sewer collection, pumping and transport systems, storm sewers and stormwater management systems, and roadways.   The Inspector will oversee, inspect, and monitor  field work performed by a contractor or contractors retained by our clients,  which includes excavations, pipelines, manholes, drainage facilities and best management practices for stormwater control, road surfaces, and structures; advise contractors of ...

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