Wyalusing Pipe Yard Project Scrapped
By David Keeler
A pipe yard facility proposed for a 4.5 acre site behind Wyalusing’s Farm and Home Plaza won’t be happening, according to information the Rocket-Courier obtained Tuesday.
Jay Chadwick of the Hayseed Group, owner of the property, said Utility Line Services (ULS), which planned to build and operate the pipe yard, has decided to locate the facility in the Towanda area.
The proposal to build the pipe yard ran into a snag last month when Pat Couch, Chairman of the Wyalusing Zoning and Planning Commission, said it did not meet the borough’s zoning requirements. The property is zoned for retail or goods and services, Couch explained at the borough council’s May meeting, and the pipe yard would be industrial. Couch also explained that the only property in the borough that is zoned for industrial use is the land where the Arrow United Industries plant is located along Riverside Drive.
Daniel Driscoll of ULS told the borough council last month that the pipe yard would create about 50 jobs in the borough and requested a zoning hearing, which was set to take place on July 18, but has now been cancelled.