DANVILLE – A settlement has finally been reached in an eight-year dispute between Mahoning Township and the Danville borough. The Daily Item reports Mahoning Township will pay the borough $1.4 million to settle the elongated case over sewer rates. The borough council and municipal authority members, along with township supervisors, all approved the settlement in separate meetings Monday. Under the agreement, the township will pay the settlement to the Danville Municipal Authority and both sides will withdraw civil actions. The settlement amount is a little more than half of the $2.5 million the borough originally sought.
The 2009 suit filed by the township municipal authority against the borough and borough authority challenged a sewer rate increase. Danville borough and its municipal authority then filed suit in 2014 against the township for underestimating the number of residential sewer connections. Mahoning Township Supervisor T.S. Scott told The Daily Item the township attempted to move the matter to arbitration but that was denied by a senior judge. (Matt Catrillo)