Dolores Keesler has decided to conduct a write-in campaign for the office of supervisor against Joe Canfield. Keesler, who was until recently the Damascus Township representative to the Upper Delaware Council and the president of that body for two months, was removed from her position at the instigation of Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield, with the agreement of the other two supervisors. Justifying the move, Canfield said “Just say that she doesn’t represent the whole township, that’s all.” Read more
Each year the Damascus supervisors invite sixth-grade students to spend the day with them, and learn about the functions and responsibilities of local government officials.
This year the Damascus student supervisors for a day were,front row from left, Shannon Crum, Brittany Maronna, Sam Conley-Vaverchak and Alex Esselman. In the back row are Howard Schuchman, Supervisors Joe Canfield, Jeff Dexter and Chuck Grady.
Town hall, social hour 10am, meeting 11am. Guests welcome. 570/226-4413.
Township bldg., 1-3pm. Emergency need: 570/224-4217. 570/253-4262.
Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield wanted to remove resident Dolores Keesler as the Damascus representative on the Upper Delaware Council (UDC). The other two supervisors agreed and they voted for her ouster at the Damascus Township meeting on March 21. Read more
The draft of the amended zoning ordinance on gas drilling in Damascus Township was released last week. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the township office at 60 Conklin Hill Road.
The draft adds definitions, amends the schedule of regulations for the rural residential and industrial districts and adds a section on oil and gas wells and pads.
As to definitions, it clarifies the terms “oil and gas pads” and “oil and gas wells.” It defines further what is included in the term “mineral extraction.” Read more
Two conservation groups have joined forces in filing a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
In December, when Newfield Appalachia PA, LLC and Hess Corporation voluntarily agreed to submit their grandfathered exploratory gas wells in Wayne County to review by the DRBC, the commission assumed that would be the end of the matter. Therefore, the DRBC cancelled the scheduled hearing regarding the wells. Read more