Old Lycoming supervisors adopt tax ordinances

Old Lycoming Township supervisors adopted three resolutions related to tax ordinances and township fund operations during a recent meeting.

A local services tax penalty is to be put in place for business located and operated in the municipality of Old Lycoming Township. Employers will be required to provide accurate employee counts and submit tax forms accordingly. Employers are subject to $1,000 fines per offense, or 90 days in jail, if audited. Self-employed citizens also are subject to tax penalties. Additional information is available by contacting Amy Hammaker at the Old Lycoming Township office or accessing the municipal website.

Planning ahead for upcoming budget demands, the supervisors voted in favor of pursuing a $400,000 loan from Citizen’s & Northern Bank. The loan is to be taken with a 2.75 percent interest rate per annum. The township anticipates the loan will be repaid once local real estate tax revenues are received by the township in April. Supervisors also approved an increase in the sewer petty cash fund from $1,000 to $2,000.

Supervisors noted that vacancies have arisen for elected and appointed officials for several municipal positions including the Zoning Hearing Board and the Recreation Committee. The township is in need of two individuals to serve as alternates on the Zoning Hearing Board. The individuals would relieve the current members in case of emergency or scheduling conflicts. The Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed on the third Thursday of the month. They are responsible for approving variances to zoning in the municipality, including new construction.

In addition, supervisors John Eck, Linda Mazzullo and Janet Hall approved the resignation of township Auditor Lynne Lowe.

The supervisors next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Old Lycoming Township Municipal Building.