Commissioners to OK final step of grant awards
The Lycoming County commissioners are expected to approve the final step of awarding Community Development Block Grant funds to various entities for approved projects Thursday:
Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority/Porter Township sewer laterals -$16,900
Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority/DuBoistown Borough sewer laterals – $25,194
Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority/DuBoistown Borough sewer laterals – $120,299
Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority/Nippenose Township sewer laterals – $89,882
STEP Inc. Homes in Need program – $100,000
Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority/Nippenose Township sewer laterals -$413,430
SEDA Council of Governments administrative services agreement – $4,200 increase for environmental reviews
Transfer of $5,420 allocated to the Franklin Township/Lairdsville Sewer project to the YWCA building renovations.
The commissioners may grant an extension with Michael Baker Corporation to September, which is conducting a re-study of the flood plain mapping in Trout Run Village, Lewis Township.
The contention is the original mapping is not quite accurate, and a public meeting will be held at a later date to review the two maps, said John Lavelle, county hazard reduction planner.
With the new flood insurance law’s effects hitting homeowners, the crux of the matter is the new map may affect certain homeowners’ flood insurance rates. It would improve certain property owners’ risk status, and may affect their flood insurance rates, Lavelle said.
However, some new homeowners were brought into the flood plain with the new mapping, as well. Lavelle said they still are assessing the number of homes brought in and out of the flood plain.
The commissioners are expected to award natural gas drilling impact funds to two projects.
DuBoistown Borough Sewer’s Valley Street sewer pump station $20,000 improvement project will receive $10,000, which will cover the sewer pump impeller modifications to address pump clogging issues.
Mifflin Manor Sewer System planning and improvements $53,000 project will receive $20,000 for sewer planning initiatives and flow metering and monitoring.