Construction continues in Loyalsock Township

The Loyalsock Township supervisors heard an update on paving and construction projects at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Public works supervisor Randy Stover reported that road contracts in the township were finished two days after Labor Day, when line painting was completed.

The township’s seal coat bid was completed in August, and paving was done in July, Stover said.

Supervisor Jeff Rauff asked how the 20-room expansion at the Comfort Inn, at 1959 W. Third St., is coming.

“They just started the expansion there,” zoning officer Dave Carson said.

Carson said the Dan Klingerman-developed Hilton Hotel at the former Faxon Lumber property, is “finally heading in the right direction. The fifth floor is drywalled, and they’ve had a lot of men on site. They had 30 men on-site the other day.”

“I saw the windows are in there,” Rauff said. “It seems like that project just doesn’t want to move.”

Carson said that the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, on that same property should be open in about a month, and excavation has just started on the new Jersey Shore State Bank.

In other business, the board approved an ordinance that will complete the transfer of its sewer system to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority. That transfer was scheduled for Sept. 20, and now might be delayed.

“We may not close until December,” township manager Bill Burdett said. “We don’t want to give up ownership, tappage fees, rules and regulations, until the closing.”

Supervisors approved an amended ordinance that will not give up ownership until closing is official.

The board also approved a contract with YSM Landscape Architects to do design and bidding work on the Riverfront Park trail and bridge project. The contract cost is $33,775; the total cost of the project is estimated to be $218,296, with about $18,000 of that to be paid by the township.

“We may be able to start the project this fall,” recreation director Shannon Lukowsky said. “If not, we’ll start it next spring and get it done in the spring.”

Lukowsky also requested supervisors purchase a security camera system for the township building and storage garage, for $11,800 from SAG Consulting, which they approved.