Planning Commission tables compressor station plan

BY STACI WILSON

Two development plans were tabled Tuesday, Dec. 18 by the Susquehanna County Planning Commission after several people voiced their concerns over the proposals.

A compressor station industrial development plan and a commercial development plan for a retail fireworks store were both set aside by the commission.

Williams Field Services Company LLC had submitted a plan, seeking conditional preliminary approval, to construct a compressor station at the Polish National Church site on SR 3010, formerly the Bednash property, in Dimock Twp.

Although Williams had submitted information as required by the county ordinance, Planning Commission members opted to delay granting the preliminary approval.

Planning Director Robert Templeton said audience members asked for the delay so that they could meet with the Department of Environmental Protection on air quality concerns and to study noise related to compressor stations.

The proposed compressor station would be the third in that Dimock Twp. area, according to meeting attendees.

The K.C. Small commercial development of a retail fireworks outlet in Choconut Twp. was also tabled by Planning Commission members.

Planning Commission members were told that a traffic study of that area has been requested.

In other business, the conditional preliminary approval of the multi-family housing development by Trehab was also tabled to allow the applicant time to submit more information on open space.

The housing complex will be comprised of townhouses and will be located off Rt. 706, east of Montrose in Bridgewater Twp.