The Loyalsock Township supervisors heard concerns about local police coverage from one citizen Tuesday night.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, asked the board what the township will do if the state eliminates the Montoursville barracks of the state police.
Loyalsock Township's police coverage is provided by the state.
"As a middle-class person, we like to try and plan for the future," she said. "It's kind of living in la-la land to think that everything's going to be as it's always been It's something that can be addressed as the township continues to grow."
The woman said that a study she had seen said Loyalsock Township had higher property crime rates than the nation at large.
"Studies regarding our own local police service have been looked at for many years," responded Supervisor Jeff Rauff. "If we come to that point where we're mandated, legislated that we need service, the key to that is regionalization.
"I find it hard to believe that (crime rates) are higher than average," Supervisor Marc Sortman said. "I'd think we're a lot lower than average, off the reports I've seen."
"In my five years on the board, I've never had anyone complain about the state police coverage," Rauff said.
Supervisors voted to schedule an informational public meeting on the possible regionalization of the township's sewer system under the Williamsport Sanitary Authority.
"We've been working on this about a year, working through the questions and concerns about (regionalization)," said township Manager Bill Burdett. "They have offered to do the same for all municipalities whose sewers flow into the sanitary authority."
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 22.
Recreation Director Shannon Lukowsky told the board that the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded the township a $18,500 matching grant to study extending the Millers Run Bike Path to James Short Park.
Judging for the Light Up the Holidays house decorating contest will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 21, Lukowsky said. River Valley Transit will donate a trolley for the judges. Citizens who want to nominate a house for an award can call the borough office.
The board's next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the township building.