Last updated: March 16. 2013 6:11PM - 280 Views
By CAMILLE FIOTI Dallas Post Correspondent



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Leo Charney of Goldsmith Road asked the board of supervisors on Feb. 19 if his road could be sprayed with an emulsion in the spring to keep the dust down. Supervisor Frank Wagner said the roads are treated with calcium chloride to control the dust and argued that it was sufficient.


It doesn't work, said Charney, adding that the road kicks up so much dust that he can't even go for a walk without choking.


Roadmaster Martin Barry said the only way an emulsion treatment would work is if every resident cooperated and stayed off the road for at least three hours. Barry recalled a time when his department treated a gravel road with emulsion and several residents ignored the drying time restriction. Supervisor William Grant suggested looking into comparing prices between emulsion and calcium chloride. Supervisor Liz Martin agreed.


The board denied a request from a Druid Hills resident to remove three trees from the front of her house. The trees are in the township right-of-way, but are not hanging over the roadway nor are they rotten, the board pointed out. Based on the evidence we have, we don't have any obligation to clear trees, said township solicitor Tom Brennan.


In other business, the board authorized the release of a $1.4 million bond to PVR NEPA Gas Gathering, LLC, for completion of the Wyoming County Pipeline Project. The township is still holding a bond in the amount of $139,169 for the metering tap site which, according to Jeffrey Malak, attorney for PVR, should be completed within a couple of months.


PVR Environmental Project Manager Nicholas Bryan said he and his company, which acquired Chief Gathering, LLC last April, are continuing efforts to better prepare local first responders in the event of an emergency. Bryan is coordinating the training, which will take place in April, with state Senator Lisa Baker and state Representative Karen Boback. He said he's also generating public awareness through pamphlets and contacting landowners.


We are developing a more robust action plan to be as prepared as possible, Bryan said.


Chris Yankovich of Chris' Auto Repair asked the board to consider rotating towing providers for accidents and breakdowns. Currently, towing services are primarily provided by Martin's Towing. Supervisor Liz Martin, who is not related to the owners of the towing service, said the board is looking into a monthly rotation for towing providers and will discuss it further at its next work session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.


The next board of supervisors meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.




In other business, the board authorized the release of a $1.4 million bond to PVR NEPA Gas Gathering, LLC, for completion of the Wyoming County Pipeline Project. The township is still holding a bond in the amount of $139,169 for the metering tap site which, according to Jeffrey Malak, attorney for PVR, should be completed within a couple of months.




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