Welcome to the Cranberry Township General Authority
Supporting the Municipal Service Needs of Cranberry Township
Next General Authority Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 4:00 PM
The Cranberry Township General Authority Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 4:00 PM, in Room 2403 of the Township Administrative Offices.
Public comment will be accepted at the beginning of the meeting.
Since its inception in 2014, the Cranberry Township General Authority has focused on improving stormwater management and meeting the high level of quality and expectations the Township expects.
The Authority Board approved a 2023 Budget that funds continued capital investments by enhancing the stormwater system within Cranberry Township.
Beginning in 2020, the General Authority of Cranberry Township imposed a stormwater utility fee to help offset the cost of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection mandates to manage the quantity and quality of stormwater. The full $6 rate was implemented at the beginning of 2022.
The 2023 Budget appropriates for the following:
MS4 Stream Restoration Project-Glen Eden Streambank Stabilization
Project Description-Streambank restoration in the common areas of the residential developments known as Cedarbrook, Manor Creek Farms, Glenbrook Manor and Settler Grove.
Project Justification-The proposed stream restoration will satisfy Municipal Separated Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements and PA DEP standards. In addition, the proposed stream restoration will enhance the aesthetic qualities of the stream and provide for better long-term maintenance of the Township’s environmental resources.
Pinehurst Drive Culvert Rehabilitation
Project Description-The existing culvert, upon inspection, needs repair that will allow the road to remain open. The process of removing existing, deteriorating concrete, installing rebar and then applying a sprayed-on material like gunite is recommended.
Project Justification-The culvert has been inspected and found to be in need of repair to avoid total replacement. The severity of deterioration was found to be extensive. This culvert serves as an important conveyance of stormwater throughout this plan and its integrity is necessary for safe passage throughout the plan.
Valerie Drive Culvert Rehabilitation
Project Description-The removal and replacement of existing railroad tie walls in Blue Ridge Estates.
Project Justification- It was brought to the Township's attention that railroad tie walls supporting an existing culvert under Valerie Drive have severely deteriorated. It was determined these walls are within Township Road ROW and are in need of replacement.
Fox Run Stormwater Improvements
Project Description-Design and construction to improve stormwater challenges in the Fox Run watershed.
Project Justification- Implementation of the recommendations provided in the Fox Run watershed analysis conducted by PVE in
Interceptor No. 7 Rehabilitation and Stream Restoration
Project Description-Stream bank has experienced significant erosion over the years exposing the existing sanitary sewer interceptor 7 and under cut trees which one tree damaged the house at 93 Robinhood Drive last year. A general permit obtained from DEP on January 2021 for restoring the stream bank with hard armoring (Rip Rap).
Project Justification- Implementation of the recommendations provided in the Fox Run watershed analysis conducted by PVC in 2022.
Maintenance of Existing Stormwater Infrastructure
The Budget also provides over $800,000 toward the maintenance of the existing system within the Township.
Township's Federally Mandated MS4 Permit
The Authority is also charged with assisting the Township with meeting the requirements of the federally mandated MS4 Permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Resources.
This multi-year permit requires the Township to remove over 500 tons of sediment from Township streams. The Authority will fund that work that primarily by implementing stream bank rehabilitation throughout the Township. This work will take place in Settlers Grove, Glenbrook Manor and Cedarbrook residential plans.
Much of this work will be done in collaboration with the Homeowner Associations that own the land along those streams – a collaboration that is frequently used in all projects.
For additional information about Authority projects please call 724-720-6470 or contact Lucas Martsolf, at email@example.com.
About the Authority
The Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors created the General Authority to take advantage of programs and funding opportunities offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to municipal authorities that assist in implementing municipal services and other activities permitted by the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act.
A growing awareness of just how vulnerable Pennsylvania’s waterways have become to damage from stormwater runoff has resulted in legislation requiring municipalities like Cranberry to obtain permits before discharging stormwater runoff into waterways like Brush Creek.
These permits, valid for five years, require communities to put stormwater management programs in place that reduce the discharge of pollutants, educate the public, and protect local water quality. To learn more about Cranberry Township's stormwater and MS4 management program, click the button below.
Homeowners and HOAs
Pond and Swale Maintenance
Your stormwater detention and/or retention pond is an essential part of Pennsylvania’s efforts to improve the water quality of our streams, rivers, and lakes. But, we need your help to properly maintain the detention ponds so they don’t fail prematurely.
This guidebook is to serve as a practical tool and aid the owner in the inspection and maintenance of the stormwater management facility.