PENNSDALE - At Wednesday night's meeting, Muncy Township supervisors wrestled with issues brought on by construction of the new Blaise Alexander Chevrolet-Buick dealership and gas drilling activity in the area.
Sewer and water lines need to be dug along Alexander Drive, which is a township-maintained road and will provide access to the dealership.
"We need to get in writing that the county is reimbursing us for the rehabilitation and repairs on the shoulder there," Supervisor Thomas Schaech said. "I don't want Muncy Township holding the bag."
"We haven't had to do any maintenance on the road yet, because no one used the road," solicitor Garth Everett said.
While the dealership is being built, Blaise Alexander will pay $5,000 for excessive maintenance on a four-tenth-mile section of Griggs Road that will see heavy truck traffic.
A newly proposed gas main also was discussed during the supervisors' planning session.
UGI Penn Natural Gas has submitted a plan to the state Department of Environmental Protection that calls for a 12-inch steel gas main that runs over eight miles, from Quaker Church Road to the proposed Moxie-Patriot power plant in Clinton Township.
The proposed main will be buried and run under Interstate 180 and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
In other business, supervisors accepted the $657,477 no-tax-hike budget proposed at their November meeting.
Police Chief Chris McKibben reported that "almost everything we've handled this month has been mall-related."
The supervisors accepted the resignation of auditor Esther Lauchle and appointed Danielle Baum to fill out her term.
Muncy Township's next supervisors meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the fire hall, 261 Village Road.