Antrim Township supervisors heard complaints — including speeding, trash and maintenance — about several roads during the public comment period of Tuesday night's meeting.

Kim Bryan of Hykes Road talked about speeding on the west end of the road, Williamsport Pike and Coseytown Road, as well as trash in the area of the bridge over the railroad tracks.

She said loud cars and motorcycles as well as trucks using jake brakes mean residents can't keep their windows open in warm weather.

Bryan cited recent accidents with vehicles running off the road and hitting a mailbox and a pole.

"They come flying down the Pike," said Bryan, who noted she has offered to let Pennsylvania State Police use her driveway for speed enforcement.

Trash around the bridge includes three mattresses, a carpet, contractors' waste and alcohol containers, as well as tires and a sofa in the stream.

"If you can't control it, maybe you can clean it up," Bryan said.

Nate Bacon asked supervisors to do something both about the condition of Wingerton Road and a fence along Wingerton and Leitersburg roads.

Bacon is in his 25th year of living on Wingerton Road and if it isn't the worst road in the township it is close to it, he said, citing potholes, a curb that slopes the wrong way and water bubbling up because there is no base.

He challenged supervisors to try to drink a cup of coffee without spilling it in a vehicle traveling on Wingerton Road and said the road beats up vehicles, including their tires and struts.

"When is it going to be fixed?" he asked.

The fence is in the township right-of-way, according to Bacon, who said it hinders visibility and "is an accident waiting to happen."

Connie Slye, who ran unsuccessfully for supervisor last year, spent a lot of time talking to residents during her campaign and said she discovered Valley View Lane off Shinham Road is not paved.

Valley View is not a designated township road and was never dedicated to the township, according to Brad Graham, township administrator. There are some other roads, including stretches in the Moss Spring and Cedarbrook developments, that have never been turned over so they cannot be plowed or otherwise maintained by the township.

"What do our tax dollars go to?" asked Valley View resident Karen Shaw, who said her husband, Barry, maintains the road.

Solicitor John Lisko clarified that the township does not have a tax. He explained that it would be trespassing for the township to plow or work on roads it does not own and also poses liability issues if something would go wrong or a township employee would get hurt.

"It's similar to us going in McDonald's and plowing or paving," Lisko said. "We're not allowed to do that."

Later in the meeting, Supervisor Fred Young mentioned another road-related issue. He was contacted by a resident of Skyline Drive who was approached by someone who wanted to pave her driveway, saying he already had the contract to pave Skyline Drive.

No one has been contracted to pave Skyline Drive so this is not a legitimate claim.

Fire & EMS study 

Supervisors also approved a letter of support for a fire and EMS study in Franklin County.

Supervisor John Alleman, a member of the Rescue Hose Co., explained the county emergency services alliance is seeking a grant to review EMS across the county.

The goal is to have "outsiders looking in" who can help find ways for some departments to cut down on costs.

Municipal governments are being asked to support the study because they will be asked to provide information during the fact-finding, Alleman explained.