Uniontown engineering presentations on hold

Published 6:53pm Monday, August 4, 2014

The wait continues.

Citizens and city council members of Uniontown will have to wait a few more days before they hear proposals from two engineering firms for how to resolve the city’s ongoing wastewater treatment issues.

Uniontown Mayor Jamaal Hunter announced Monday afternoon that the firms would not be presenting during Monday evening’s city council meeting as he had originally planned.

Hunter said he expected the rescheduled meeting to take place within the next week.

Hunter said the engineers did not present at Monday’s meeting because of scheduling conflicts.

Along with the scheduling issues, Hunter said the presentations were rescheduled because he was worried the presenters would feel rushed to finish their presentation during the council meeting.

“That’s another reason we are going to reschedule,” Hunter said. “So they can make a full presentation and not have to rush.”

The wastewater treatment issues in Uniontown have lingered for decades, and current city leaders have said the next step must be to finally resolve the issues.

“Any plan we are going to pursue from here out is not going to be a band-aid fix,” Hunter said previously. “It’s going to be a plan that addresses the existing problems we have.”

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