Agreement with Pioneer Crossing Landfill includes $1M donation for new fire station
Supervisors adopted an amendment to the Host Community Agreement between Exeter Township and Pioneer Crossing Landfill at Monday’s Exeter Township board of supervisors meeting.
In August, Samuel Cortes, solictor, indicated he had been working on the proposed amendment to provide controls for the township and to extend further financial benefits.
The amended agreement, along with the related Joint Cooperation Agreement, provides for a $1 million charitable donation to be made by Pioneer Crossing Landfill for a new central fire station in the township.
Current owner of Pioneer Crossing Landfill, Pat Mascaro, spoke at the supervisors meeting on August 26 where he announced his contribution and affirmed his committment to the township.
Mascaro stated his investment to the community trumped the amount in the Host Community Agreement from October 30, 2000 which obligated his company to invest $750,000 in the community.
“We contributed $9 million during that time,” Mascaro said.
Under the revised agreement, officials stated the township will receive $2.35 per-ton versus the original $2.25 per-ton, resulting in an estimated $40,000 yearly increase in revenue.
In addition to the $1 million donation towards a new fire station, Pioneer Crossing Landfill will also donate a minimum of $60,000 annually to local organizations, officials said.
Mascaro will lead a community committee dedicated to the central fire station campaign and will provide the marketing and print materials for the initiative.