Uncle Irvin: Seller beware!
By Richard Gaw
New Garden Township's plan to sell its sewer system has fallen short, with two of three bidders dropping out. Only Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc. remains interested. Aqua recently purchased Penn Township's system.
New Garden supervisors are essentially negotiating with only one company, and have lost substantial leverage with them.
Former New Garden Township Manager Spence Andress, a former environmental waste consultant, is a member of New Garden Sewer Authority's Board and will carry a heavy load because of his expert status. Even with Andress's expertise, New Garden may have to rely on outside consultants to assure a fair deal, including price and future fees for customers.
However, it would be a big plus if New Garden could come up with another potential buyer.
(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)