Carbon County officials are hoping that they will soon be able to come to a compromise with Mahoning Township so that they can move forward with the Packerton Business Park project.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said that he thinks the county has resolved most of the issues that the Mahoning Township Planning Commission has on the project.
He noted that there is one outstanding issue sidewalks at the business park, which would run between the railroad lines and Route 209 on the west side of the park that must be fully resolved yet.
"I feel we should stick with the request for the waivers," he told his colleagues. "It (the sidewalk) is a safety issue and that is our main concern. We definitely do not want to encourage people to walk down there."
Nothstein added that he plans to go back to the Mahoning Township supervisors and ask them to vote on the three issues separately. That way, if one of the waivers fails, the county will know exactly what is holding up the project.
He noted that if the supervisors do not approve the waivers, the county may meet with its attorney, Edward Hughes, to see what could be done to rectify the issues and move the project ahead.