One has to wonder why they would be arguing so fervently to spend more money than they have to...Commenting on the Chesapeake proposal, No fan of drilling wrote:
Sounds a lot like the way they deal with the landowners around the leasing of land. They love their own lease, they hate landowner revisions.
Townships should present their own versions of road maintenance agreements to Chesapeake as the starting point for discussion/negotiation, and see how far they get. Also, compare what you have to what Chesapeake is offering you, and you will see there is a big difference in detail and quality.
I am sorry that Chesapeake feels that dealing with so many different townships is a burden in this state. I know that they would like to use standard agreements to make things easy. However, the design of our Commonwealth is what they bought into when they came here, and although they would prefer to make the townships non-entities, we are true entities of government, however small, and must be dealt with. "