Workshop On Municipal Roads/Law Enforcement March 24

From Potter County Today

renovoroaddamagePotter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover will be sponsoring a workshop on Thursday, March 24, to assist townships and boroughs with public safety and law enforcement issues stemming from natural gas drilling and related activities. The sessions will be held at 10 am and 6 pm at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. More than 60 township and borough representatives from across Potter County have already signed up to participate.

Municipal officials will learn how they can work with Pennsylvania State Police from the Denton Hill barracks and local police to improve enforcement of laws pertaining to public safety and protection of roads and bridges from damage due to overweight and oversized vehicles. For more information, contact Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich at 274-8254.

Last year, the State Police and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched Operation FracNET, a dedicated enforcement operation focusing on commercial vehicles hauling equipment and waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations. State police teams check vehicle braking systems, exterior lighting and other equipment that plays a role in operational safety, as well as whether drivers possess the appropriate operator licenses. DEP inspects for issues pertaining to vehicle weight, waste hauler authorizations and standards for maintaining safe and secure loads.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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