WILLIAMS TWP., Pa. -

Operators of Northampton County's Chrin Brothers Landfill are holding discussions with Williams Township in an attempt to settle a legal dispute regarding the payment of host fees.

Chrin spokesman Stephan Rosenfeld announced Wednesday that the landfill's operators have agreed to conduct settlement discussions regarding the litigation, which is scheduled for a jury trial in May.

Rosenfeld maintained both Chrin and the township have requested that the trial be rescheduled to November.

Atty. Sean Gresh, who represents WIlliams Township, confirmed both sides have begun "meaningful discussions" in an attempt to settle the case.

Gresh would not comment on specifics and could not predict when some kind of agreement might be reached.

A statement on settlement discussions came from Rosenfeld, who wrote that: "Chrin and the township have agreed that they will not publicly discuss this matter, in deference to the process and the court."

Operators of the landfill have a 2009 agreement to pay the township monthly host fees.

But the landfill stopped paying the fees in August, when it filed a lawsuit against the township for breaking that agreement.

The township filed an injunction to get Chrin to continue paying the fees.

A jury trial on Chrin's lawsuit against the township was scheduled to begin May 19.