Council OKs work at Bowman Field
Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
• City Council voted 7-0 to approved $1.1 million in construction contracts for renovations at Bowman Field. The renovations include new seating, dugouts, an infield fence and netting. Funding came from a $1.25 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant from the Office of Budget in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. Voting were President Jonathan Williamson, Joel Henderson, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Randall J. Allison, Don Noviello and Clifford “Skip” Smith.
• Jersey Shore Borough Council voted 8-0 for the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Commission to look into using a 1-acre parcel on Allegheny Street for the site of a new police station. Voting yes were Sean Simcox, Barb Schmouder, Kenneth Scheesley, Marguerite Dyroff, Paul Garrett, Janet Barnhart, Denise Hurlbutt and Mike Zellers.
• Muncy Borough Council voted 4-1 to hire HRG Inc. as borough engineer for a one-year period. Voting in favor were Ed Feigles, Karen Richards, Elaine McAleer and Linda Stein. Council Vice President Mathilda Noviello opposed.
• Jersey Shore Area School Board discussed its budget preliminary budget that might mean a 0.56-mill tax increase for Lycoming County residents in the district, according to Business Manager Benjamin Enders. Based on a home assessed at $100,000, the hike would increase real estate taxes by $56. For Clinton County district residents, there could be a decrease of 0.8 mills, from 11.83 mills to 11.03 mills. The estimated expenditures are $42.5 million and estimated revenue is $41.1 million, leaving a $1.4 million deficit, he said. Voting were Kelley Wasson, Merrill Sweitzer, David Hines, Karen Stover, Craig Allen, Christopher Fravel and Mary Thomas. Loren Koch and Denise Smith were absent.