Recycling, borrowing amendment for projects have council’s attention

A request to relocate the city’s recycling drop-off center and an amendment of a 2010 borrowing note in the amount of $3 million to add eligible projects.

These are two of the main subjects to be discussed by Williamsport City Council tonight.

The new financial amendment would include payment for a records-management system for police department use. The $360,000 system had been approved at a prior meeting. It is designed to provide computer records keeping technology for the police and “real time” information for police on patrol and back at the station at City Hall.

The other projects and borrowing, that city Finance Committee offered no recommendaiton on, is for this year and next year’s street reconstruction, according to Finanance and Budget Officer Joseph Pawlak.

Other issues to be discussed include the relocation of the recycling center the city pays for. The request is to relocate the center west of the site on city-owned property and expanded to improve lights and access. A public hearing will provide opportunity for anyone to comment on the proposal before council is asked to approve conditional use for the center located in the open space zoning district.

For those tracking it down, the recycling site is envisioned to be enlarged and moved west beneath the Route 15 overpass.

Other action expected includes lot consolidation and land development for Eureka Resources on Catawissa Avenue. The property will have a building and water storage tanks used in the Marcellus Shale industry. Water will be treated and reused for fracking purposes, city officials said.

A property on a parcel between Grove and Almond streets will be considered for land development of a 32-unit senior citizen housing complex. The applicant is SEDA-Council of Governments, Lewisburg.

Council also will be asked to pass a resolution to use HOME Partnership agreement with Memorial Homes LP, the management company that will oversee operations of apartments and townhouses at Brodart site on Memorial Avenue. The vacant warehouse is scheduled to be razed next month to make room for the multi-family housing project and neighborhood improvement project.