The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 15, 2013

Mahoning Township approves sending oil to board member

By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News

DANVILLE — An agreement to send Mahoning Township’s waste oil to a member of the supervisor’s board has been approved by board members and the township solicitor.

Waste oil generated by township vehicles has traditionally been sent to Wayne Myers at no cost to the township, before he was voted to the supervisors’ board in the fall of 2011. Myers uses the oil to heat the garage used by his bussing business, WL Myers and Son.

“It’s been the past practice of the township for many, many years,” said Christine DeLong, chairperson for the supervisor board, before the vote at the April 15 meeting.

The township solicitor, Ryan Tira, reported to the board that continuing to supply Myers with the waste oil did not violate any ethics codes. DeLong and Ronald Miller, vice chairman of the supervisor board, voted to continue the practice. Myers abstained from voting.

The township generates about 110 gallons of oil a year from its vehicles, said Myers. It would cost the township about $100 a barrel to send the oil to nearby disposal plants, such as in Hazelton, he said.

 

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