Old Lycoming Township supervisors OK road maintenance contracts

Old Lycoming Township supervisors approved several road maintenance projects Wednesday night at their meeting.

Bids through the West Branch Council of Governments were accepted for line painting from Interstate Road Management, of Hazleton.

Township Administrator Robert Whitford said the line painting would be done on an as-needed basis.

Seal coating bids also were accepted from Hammaker East, of Fayetteville.

Supervisors also appointed Whitford to be a township contact person for the new Lycoming County Area Television government and educational channel.

A fourth conditional-use hearing that focuses on a request to operate a water withdrawal facility at 3231 Lycoming Creek Road will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co.

Centura Development, of 1000 Commerce Park Drive, has submitted plans to construct and operate the facility that would serve the natural gas drilling industry. Several residents and nearby businesses have opposed the project, fearing their shallow wells may be compromised.

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has approved the withdrawal of up to 250,000 gallons daily from the Lycoming Creek watershed.

Additional hearings are set for July 17 and July 24 at the same time and location.