Wed. 3:10pm: Gas pipeline to skirt New Waterford

NEW WATERFORD – Mayor Shane Patrone told council he met with GAI consultants, a company representing oil and gas pipeline interests regarding use of roads through the village.

Patrone said the pipeline would not enter the village but cross to the south and east.

“They wanted to know about permits,” Patrone told council Tuesday.

The Hickory Bend Oil and gas pipeline is expected to move past the village as it travels cross country from Salem Township from the southwest to northeast through Fairfield and Unity townships to Springfield Township.

Last week, GAI Consultants obtained culvert permit applications in Fairfield Township but trustees there wanted more time to review road use maintenance agreements (RUMAs) on short notice.

The 55-mile Hickory Bend pipeline runs from Pennsylvania to Salem Township.