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Prison zoning to be regulated in Loyalsock Township

August 14, 2013

Loyalsock Township’s board of supervisors is close to making a zoning change that will regulate where a prison may be built, if one were to be proposed for the municipality....

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wwhickok

Aug-14-13 7:04 AM

The Prelude to a $40M Prison Proposal

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LM3166

Aug-14-13 9:03 AM

You got it, radioactive. God forbid the Loyalsock Township residents would have to pony up $$ for a police force!! Better micromanage the birds that fly over there as well!

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LM3166

Aug-14-13 9:12 AM

btw, before anyone starts complaining about my sarcasm, I am a township resident/taxpayer. It just feels like you can pick up the newspaper at any time and it's on a reel that beats the same issues over and over.

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Capricorn1

Aug-14-13 9:45 AM

Why fix something that isn't broke? Until the time comes that the state police can't control crime in the township, why have a separate force? In other states the township would be under the jurisdiction of the sheriff's department.

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oldbilltown

Aug-14-13 12:18 PM

Perhaps the best thing would be for the state police to patrol all municipalities, including Loyalsock Township and City of Williamsport, disbanding all local forces.

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oldbilltown

Aug-15-13 6:32 AM

Well, I wasn't suggesting that causation. Rather, lower crime and faster clearance of existing crime is desirable for everyone in the state, so why not put the cost and the allocation of who patrols where in the hands of the state?

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wwhickok

Aug-15-13 6:32 AM

Perhaps no one understand my initial comment. Gabriel Campana is looking for a place to build a $40M prison, now all the sudden Loyalsock is changing an ordinance that prevents a prison in their township? LIke I said, prelude to $40M Prison. Lycoming Creek Road is technically outside of the city. Get ready Loyalsock, you're about to get a whole lot of trash dumped into your lap.

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localguy

Aug-15-13 7:27 AM

Loyalsock Twp should have its own Police Force. Trying to relate PSP covering Loyalsock to City Police and Williamsport is out there. Look at the population make up of Loyalsock compared to Williamsport. Loyalsock is loving the fact they do not have to pony up for Police services and can continue to bring in the big tax dollars and fill their coffers. With the "Golden Strip" business district and all the work that comes from there concerning thefts and such, a dedicated Loyalsock Twp Police force should be started to take care of that and all the coverage area they have.

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enoughalready

Aug-15-13 8:21 AM

Wes- 1. Gabe is not looking for a place to build a prison, the county is. 2. A very small portion of Lycoming Creek Rd is in Loyalsock Twp. 3. I believe the proposed new prison site is the area of the county farm. Those who live on Stopper Dr are trying to have some sort of control over how close said new prison can be built to their homes.

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