The town will receive more than $115,000 in sewer fees from Franklin for homes there that are tied into Medway's system.
In a 1995 agreement, homes on a handful of Franklin streets near the town line were allowed to connect to Medway's sewer system, but neither town followed through on collecting money for the service. There are now 213 homes connected on those streets.
Medway officials said yesterday they plan to use the money for their ongoing sewer upgrade at the town's main industrial park.
Top officials from both towns, who were not the ones who made the agreement, said they did not know it existed until Medway officials discovered it recently while researching the sewer upgrade for the industrial park.
"It was the responsibility of everybody and everybody failed to implement it," said Town Administrator Suzanne K. Kennedy.
Franklin will pay Medway about $99,000 from a rebate it was receiving from the Charles River Pollution Control District, the regional sewage treatment authority, on a design project. The pollution control district has reduced its annual assessment to Medway for fiscal 2008 by about $16,000 - and assigned it to Franklin - to cover the balance of the $115,000.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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