Borough renovation plans on track in Hughesville

HUGHESVILLE – Council this week appointed Steven Hess as solicitor for the Zoning Hearing Board. Councilman Richard Smith, Jeff Berger, Andy Mook, and Gail Guisewhite all voted “yes.” James Savage and Mary Burns were not at the meeting.

Renovation plans for the borough building are in process. Council is working out the details and consulting with engineers to estimate the cost of the project. More information will be available at next month’s meeting.

Council is still working out the details on the Civil Service Testing that will be offered soon. Members plan on lowering the minimum years of service to three or the equivalent of part-time hours of service instead of the five years minimum full-time service required in the past. Testing will be advertised within the next two weeks with a date and time for interested applicants.

Councilman Richard Smith is collaborating with the state Department of Environmental Protection to secure grant money for the storm sewer project. This will include mapping and an educational process on how residents may help take care of the drainage system.

According to Smith, grant money may also be available to replace the master meters. The current meters are outdated and parts cannot be purchased to fix them anymore.

Council is considering using the Lycoming Pre-Release Center or Muncy prison inmates to help with assorted projects.