Authority sells parking lot to college

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:


Congress was out of session.


The Legislature was out of session.


Lycoming County commissioners approved $200,000 in natural gas drilling impact funds for the Memorial Homes housing development project. Jeff Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare voted in favor.

Williamsport Area Transportation Study Technical and Coordinating committees approved their two-year, $650,000 unified planning work program, a funding document for the county’s transportation projects. Voting in favor were Tom Hart, Ernie Larson, Liz Miele, Kevin Kilpatrick, Kurt Hausammann Jr., John Grado as alternate for Gabriel J. Campana, T.J. Cunningham as alternate for Sandy Tosca, and Carey Mullins. Jeff Stover, Denny Holt, Myron Ellison, Jeff Wheeland and Bill Nichols were absent.


Muncy Borough Council voted to pay $3,000 for computer hardware and software to update the borough’s computer network and $2,000 for sub-contracting work to remove snow from borough streets and alleys. Voting in favor were Ed Feigles, Richard Baker, Linda Stein and Karen Richards; Dana Bertin, Matilda Noviello and Elaine McAleer were absent.

Williamsport Parking Authority voted 4-0 to sell a 25-space parking lot on Mulberry Street to Lycoming College for $145,000. Voting were Dr. Anthony Cipolla, chairman; Ruth Grieco, Marc Schefsky, Len Dawson. Rose Choate was absent.

City Council voted 7-0 to allow the administration to apply for a matching $25,000 grant to help in a study on the revitalization of areas east of Market Street. Voting in favor 7-0 were President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford “Skip” Smith.

  • Council also gave a certificate of appreciation approval to the Scottish Rite, 22 E. Fourth St., as it takes down loose stone and mortar on its 105-foot tower at its building. Voting in favor were Hall, Katz, Miele, Williamson, Noviello, Allison and Smith.

School District

East Lycoming School Board voted to approve a preliminary budget for the 2014-15 school year that raises the real estate tax by 0.60 mills, to 12.65 mills, which would raise the tax index above the 2.9 percent allowed by the state. Voting in favor were Richard Michael, Richard Bradley, Diane Santo, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Donna Gavitt, Karen Berger, Randy Eddinger and Amy Rogers.

Williamsport Area School Board voted to approve the preliminary budget for the 2014-15 school year. The budget will raise the real estate tax from 1.4816 mills to 16.4986 mills, which would cost the a homeowner with the property of $100,000 an additional $168.26 a year. Voting in favor were Lori Baer, Karen Confer, David Stone Jr., Jerene Milliken, Spencer Sweeting, Nicholas Grimes and Robin Knauth. Absent from the vote was Chester Peterman.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board heard updates about properties it recently purchased. The structure at 952 First St. will be demolished post-graduation to make room for a new parking lot. The Canteen Vending property at 201 Maynard St., also will be demolished and used for green space.