Township progresses with sale of building

PENNSDALE — The Muncy Township Board of Supervisors updated the ongoing process of preparing to transfer the ownership of the township building from the fire department to the township at its meeting Wednesday night.

Although there were no specifics detailed, township Solicitor J. Michael Wiley said that an memorandum of understanding had been drafted. According to Wiley, this details the agreement of how the township and the fire department move forward in the process.

He said it basically says the fire department will lease the lower floor of the building while the township offices will occupy the upper floor. It also details renovations that will be done as a part of ongoing maintenance and the reconfiguring of the upstairs.

The property will be subdivided with the fire department continuing to own the house and the barn on the property. The lease and financial terms are also contained in the memorandum.

Both parties have to review and sign the agreement before it can be enacted. Action is expected at next month’s township meeting when details will be made public.

Butch Dauberman, president of the fire department, asked the board when the fire department should stop taking rental reservations for the hall, which is located on the upper floor of the building. The board agreed to meet with fire officials after the meeting to try to work out a date.

On an action item, the supervisors passed a motion to keep the right of way at the township property on Quaker Church Road attached to any sale of the property. The township has allowed a neighboring property to use access across township property for a driveway.

Board President Tom Schaech announced that the township is moving forward with work on bridges on Achmuty and Griggs roads.

The next supervisors’ meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Township Building.