Supervisors put impact fee in reserve fund

LINDEN – The Woodward Township supervisors voted Wednesday to allocate natural gas impact fee funds for road and bridge work.

Wayne Robinson, Jack Coleman and Chairman Alan Worth unanimously passed a motion to put the more than $66,000 of impact fee funding into reserves for roadwork in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

The board also voted to approve its Tiadaghton Council of Governments budget of $20,477.

The supervisors are looking to appoint a new member to the Stormwater Management Appeals Board and someone to represent the township on the Lycoming County Area Television Board. With no current considerations for either position, the supervisors tabled both appointments.

Stormwater management was discussed at the meeting. While the township currently is waived from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System consideration and does not have to follow certain guidelines set up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Zoning Officer Gary Knarr said he expects that will change in the next few years and the township will need to establish standards for dealing with storm runoff during construction projects.

The board discussed attending a program called Field Days on Turtle Creek, sponsored by Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, to learn more about stormwater runoff from fields and roads.