Last updated: May 13. 2014 11:27PM - 2091 Views
By Tom Huntington Times Leader Correspondent



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DORRANCE TWP.— Acting on a recommendation by the planning commission, the township supervisors Monday night approved the land development plan of the Button Oil Co. of Mountain Top to establish a propane and diesel fuel distribution operation on 11 acres off North Blue Ridge Trail.


Solicitor Don Karpowich said Button has complied with a series of provisions set down by the commission and zoning officer Alan Snelson, which led to supervisors Gary Zane and Bill Wengrzynek voting to accept the development plan.


The supervisors also took action to seek a $48,673 grant from the Luzerne Conservation District for ditch and surface work along Taney Road.


In another proposal, the supervisors voted to establish a web hosting site through the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, including a $200 set-up fee and a $240 annual subscription rate.


The supervisors were informed by Risk Management Insurance that legal fees in the action undertaken by Kevin Casey, Blue Ridge Trail, against the expansion of the Pennsy Supply Inc.. quarry have reached $34,850.


It was stated that attorney John Mahoney of Pottstown is representing the township in the case, which Karpowich said is currently before Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury.


The issue is that the insurance company has informed the supervisors that legal coverage is limited at $50,000. If the case goes further, the township may have to bear the expense of additional legal costs, Patricia Davis, secretary-treasurer, said.


Karpowich said Amesbury has the matter under review.

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