50 Years Ago

Sewer Line Stalled


August 31, 2023

Herald of Sept. 6, 1973

For a time a Martinsburg sewer line project and a second one to serve residents of the new Homewood complex were stalled because of a dispute with landowners, W. Gene Henry and Roger L. Smith. The borough had initiated eminent domain proceedings to acquire right-of-way to allow the lines to cross their farm, but Henry and Smith agreed to the right-of-way after the borough consented to provide sewer services for their property outside of the borough lines.

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