The Lycoming County commissioners plan to take action Thursday to clear the way for an access road to a development property near the Lycoming Mall to be taken over by Muncy Township.
The commissioners will consider two agreements with the township, William Kelly, deputy director of the county Department of Planning and Community Development, said Tuesday.
The first agreement calls for the county to replace the stone along the shoulder of the road, which accesses the Timber End property northwest of the Lycoming Mall along Interstate 180 at the mall interchange.
According to Kelly, the stone replacement will allow the township to maintain the road more efficiently.
The second agreement calls for the county to cover the cost of constructing a barrier to keep people off of the road until it officially is open, Kelly said.
The road is about 2,000 feet long and traverses property owned by Blaise Alexander, Kelly said. Alexander subdivided the property so he could deed the road to the township, he said.
The Timber End property is about 200 acres, Kelly said. The property is a Keystone Opportunity Zone, which means temporary local tax abatements have been in place to encourage development.
In other business, the commissioners Thursday will consider receipt of a $400,00 state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to be used to help pay for the construction and upgrade of emergency communication towers owned by the county.
The grant was awarded to the county with the help of state Sen. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, according to Mya Toon, county grants administrator.
The commissioners will consider an agreement with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for a $50,000 grant that will help fund the county Treatment Court. The money will be used to pay the salary of a treatment coordinator, for alcohol monitoring ankle bracelets and other services, Toon said.
A $46,000 match is required for the funding, she said.