Gas project would extend residential service

UGI took its proposed gas project to Loyalsock Township supervisors Tuesday night.

If approved, the Growth Extension Tariff gas program would extend residential service to regions without access. The GET gas program would make extending the natural gas utility lines to a property more affordable, according to UGI.

Some factors, such as road restoration and permitting fees, headlined the discussion among the supervisors, who delayed action until further discussion at a future meeting.

In other business, the township will load mulch for both residents and non-residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 28 through June 27, Randy Stover, public works director, said.

The hours for mulch loading will be between 6 and 9 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 2 p.m. If a resident of Loyalsock Township has a key card for the township mulch area, they do not have to set up an appointment to be loaded at those times. If a non-resident without a key card would like mulch, they must contact the public works office at 570-323-6151 a day prior to pick up to set up a loading time.

Shannon Lukowsky, director of recreation and parks, requested approval for the 2019 summer employees and their rates. She also announced that Madison Fox, a senior at Loyalsock Township Senior High School, will be the instructor for the summer hoops basketball program.

With the Loyalsock Township pool close to opening day, Lukowsky also asked the board to review hourly rates of pay for lifeguards, currently $7.25, and swimming lesson instructors, now at $7.35.

The supervisors said they will continue discussion of the wages at a later date once more financial information is collected.

The supervisors also approved two easements on properties surrounding the Sheridan Street traffic light, giving the “green light,” in the words of Richard Wheeland, supervisor, to proceed with construction.