Volunteers to Attend Pipeline Safety Course
By: Patti Martin
Pike County Dispatch – Thursday, September 3, 2015
DINGMANS FERRY- Supervisors last Wednesday approved the attendance of three volunteers for the annual pipeline safety course.
The 6 ½ hour course, to be held at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, will cover first responder information pertaining to pipelines in the area.
Charley Kroener, Ed Hammond, and Mike Kolenet will all be in attendance.
The course is timely, following a fire at the Milford Compressor Station on Aug. 10. Delaware Township can provide assistance to surrounding townships, including Milford, when necessary.
The course, which is being held on Sept. 2, will cover pipeline purpose and reliability, safety initiatives of pipeline companies, product hazards and characteristics, leak recognition, emergency response, and defining “high consequence areas.”
Course sponsors are Buckeye Partners LC, Columbia Gas Transmission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, and UGI Utilities.
Shooting Range Update
Also in Delaware Township, the Roy Hull Shooting Range is moving forward with a public hearing set for 6:15pm Wednesday, Sept. 9. The range will be for target practice, and will replace the car wash on Route 739 across from Failte.
Improvements at Akenac Park will continue with an Eagle Scout project from Cody Dailey. Dailey intends to repair the trail behind the maintenance building.
He will also install three workout areas. They will be 16” x 8”. He intends to fill the areas with pea gravel, and move the current workout equipment to these areas.
Supervisors also approved and announced several events for the park. On Sept. 9, the Office of Veteran’s Affairs Pike County will hold a barbeque.
The Harvest Fest is scheduled for Sept. 26, from 11 am to 3 pm, and the “Trunk or Treat” will be Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 am to 3 pm. The Haunted House will also be the 24th, from
3 pm to 7pm 11 am to 3pm.
The next Delaware Township meeting will be at 6 pm Sept
12 9, at the township building.