Watson, Cummings, McHenry and Brown Townships in Lycoming County; Morris Township in Tioga County; Jersey Shore Borough; and Pine Creek Preservation Association
Lycoming County Planning; Tioga County Planning; DCNR, DCED & F&BC
Provide a vehicle for intergovernmental cooperation in resolving problems, forming policies, making plans and taking actions that are mutually beneficial to all members.
Pine Creek Council of Governments, Secretary, P.O. Box 82, Waterville, PA 17776
Meeting Times & Locations:
All meetings are open to the public and they are held the first Thursday of every month beginning at 7:00 pm at the Waterville Fire Hall which is located adjacent to Route 44 in Waterville.
Paul Hoffmaster (McHenry Twp.), Chairman; Jim Seltzer(Cummings Twp.), Vice-Chair;
William Wolfe (Cummings Twp.), Secretary/Treasurer
Each Member has at least one Official assigned as a voting representative to attend the meetings. Check with your local municipality for your representative.
Typical Projects, Activities & Accomplishments:
The Pine Creek COG has established working partnerships with agencies such as DCNR, DCED, F&BC, and with Lycoming & Tioga County Planning to address the following types of issues:
- Facilitate the creation and implementation of the Pine Creek Valley Management Plan
- Facilitate the creation of, and provide ongoing representation to, the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee
- Facilitate the creation, implementation and operation of the (Watson Township-hosted) Pine Creek Valley Recycling Center
- Facilitate the creation and implementation of the Pine Creek Watershed Rivers Conservation Plan
- Facilitate the creation of, and provide ongoing representation to, the Pine Creek Watershed Council
- Facilitate the creation and implementation of DCNR’s - PA Wilds Implementation Plans
- Conduct a “study” of the possible social, cultural and environmental impacts and needs created by the PA Wilds tourism initiative concerning the following issues:
- Community Character Protection – Evaluate existing zoning ordinance provisions for adequacy of protection and provide recommendations for additions or changes as needed.
- Emergency Services Capabilities – Evaluate the current state of the mainly volunteer-based local emergency service organizations response capabilities and needs.
- Highway Maintenance & Traffic Safety - Assess the needs and options for improving local road and traffic safety conditions within the Pine Creek Valley corridor.
- Public Sanitation & Waste Management – Assess the needs and options for increasing public restroom capacity and improving the effectiveness of waste collection and recycling facilities, within the Pine Creek Valley corridor.
- Commercial Development & Signage – Develop and adopt voluntary “Design Guides” for new commercial structures and both directional and informational signs within the Pine Creek Valley corridor.
- Access Improvements – Identify and facilitate needed parking areas, access facilities and connections to Pine Creek and the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
- Recreational Improvements - Identify and facilitate the development of needed amenities at local recreational facilities.
- Pine Creek Fisheries Conservation & Enhancement – Work with DCNR and F&BC to evaluate the fisheries resources in Pine Creek and its tributaries, to develop management provisions to protect and enhance these fisheries.
- Provide an open forum for dialogue between COG members, its partners and locally operating gas companies, to identify and resolve problems or issues of concern.