Muncy Borough votes to move police department

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

Federal

• The House voted 237-187 in favor of the American Dream & Promise Act. The legislation would provide legal status to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. U.S. Reps Fred Keller, R-Middleburg, and Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, voted no.

State

• The House voted 192-0 in favor of a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to study the impact of the state’s behavioral health needs and behavioral health care system capacity on hospital emergency departments and patient health. State Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, voted yes.

• The House voted 195-0 in favor of legislation allowing parents to consent to care for mental health treatment for minor children without their approval. Voting yes were state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township.

Municipal

• City Council voted 6-0 to approve a $621,000 grant for streetscape use on the Gateway Project. Period lights, trees, sidewalk and paving projects are part of the work. Voting were President Jonathan Williamson, Randall J. Allison, Liz Miele, Bonnie Katz, Joel Henderson and Don Noviello. Derek Slaughter was absent.

• Montoursville Borough Council voted 6-0 to purchase a jackhammer for an excavator from Cleveland Brothers for $9,144. Voting yes were Eric Greenway, Mark Tillson, Tina Kline, Christopher Lucas, Ted Haines, and Robert Brown.

•Muncy Borough Council voted 5-2 to move the police department. Voting no were Elaine McAleer and Richard Baker. In other business, the council discussed bids for Green Street Park to get new concrete and gravel. They decided to go with the lowest bid with Cable Services.

School District

• Williamsport Area School District announced that the formerly proposed tax increase of .45 mills has been reduced to .39 mills, which translates to an additional $39 for every $100,000 of a property’s assessed value. If approved, the real estate tax millage in the district will be 16.39 mills. The final vote on the budget will be at the board meeting on June 18.

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