BEAR CREEK TWP. — A few road-related concerns filled most of the discussion on a light agenda for the board of supervisors on Monday.
After noting that the township does still have a good supply of materials to treat wintry roads, the supervisors addressed some recent resident calls related to road issues, including a unique “littering” report received through the township’s Facebook page.
Supervisor Jim Smith said the township has received numerous complaints about large bags of used cat litter being tossed out on or along roads in several places throughout the township, including one incident in which six bags were dumped at once. Smith asked that anyone with information about this illegal littering to report it.
The supervisors also addressed resident complaints about a large pothole at the top of Hillcrest Road. Resident said complaints to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were met with the answer that it is the township’s responsibility, even though the hole is clearly in PennDOT’s right of way.
The supervisors said they would have the township engineers investigate how other communities handle similar repairs where township roads meet state roads.
In response to residents’ questions about published reports relating to the expansion of the Transco natural gas pipeline, the supervisors said that expansion limited to adding lines on the existing properties where the pipeline is in place wouldn’t impact the township.