Lycoming County Commissioners Approve Sewer Grant Application | News, Sports, Jobs
At the request of the Williamsport Municipal Sewer Authority, Lycoming County Commissioners have approved an application for a construction grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide 50% funding for an overhaul of the Williamsport Industrial Park sewer system on Reach Road. The total cost of the project could reach $2.5 million.
“This is our main industrial area. A large part of our tax base is in this area,” said Shannon Rossman, director of the county’s planning and community development department, which presented the request to the commissioners.
The Authority is seeking partners to go through the SEDA-Council of Governments for the ARC Electricity Grant. The county would act as a conduit, SEDA-COG would manage the grant, Rossman said.
“It’s a very, very positive process and will require almost no effort on our part,” she says.
Other actions by the commissioners included the approval of the following agreements:
• For investigative expertise services with Thomas Bruno for the Office of the Public Defender.
• Subsidy and monitoring agreement with Lycoming Senior Citizens in the amount of $10,000.
• Donation of surplus goods to Lycoming County Constables, including tasers and bulletproof vests.
• Grant Agreement for Statewide Interconnectivity Funding.
• Subrecipient tracking agreement with the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Commission.
• With M&M Asphalt Corp. for work on the Court Street parking lot.
• An amendment to the agreement with the Northumberland County Conservation District.
• An amendment to an agreement with Michael Baker International, Inc. extends the CSVT special impact study contract through June 30, 2024. The cost, $150,000, is covered by a grant.
• Subrecipient agreements with South Williamsport Borough for $97,836 to acquire property for Habitat for Humanity and $71,566 for a sidewalk project in Jersey Shore.
Commissioners also approved a community development disaster recovery grant agreement for six property buyouts at a cost of $912,000.
The next meeting of Commissioners will be at 10 a.m., May 5, at the Board of Commissioners Room, 1st Floor, Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.