The Lycoming County commissioners will hold two hearings on Thursday related to state Department of Community and Economic Development grant funding.
A hearing will be held regarding the county's 2012 Community Development Block Grant program, while another will focus on STEP Inc.'s application to the department for an Accessible Housing grant.
So far, six requests have been submitted for the block grant funding, according to William Lowthert, senior program analyst with SEDA-Council of Governments, the agency that administers the county's block grant program.
Muncy Township. The township is requesting $2,400 to develop an emergency operations plan. The total cost of the project is $3,000.
Muncy Creek Township. The township is requesting $27,500 for a bridge reconditioning project estimated to cost about $50,000.
Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co. The company is requesting $43,000 to buy an emergency generator costing $48,000.
STEP Inc. The agency is requesting $150,000 for the Homes in Need program.
The YWCA. The agency is requesting $6,000 to build an accessible restroom costing an estimated $25,500.
Franklin Township. The township is requesting $250,000 for a sewer project costing an estimated $1.5 million.
Franklin Township already has received funding from the previous two rounds of block grants, Lowthert said. The township received $50,000 from the 2011 program and $50,000 from the 2010 program, he said.
Other entities may attend Thursday's meeting to request funding through the program, he said.
The DCED requires a public hearing for the Accessible Housing grant, said Rachelle Abbott, STEP director of planning.
The agency hopes to receive $150,000, Abbott said. The money will be used to make accessibility modifications for people with disabilities. The money also will be used to bring homes where the improvements are made up to code, she said.
Also on Thursday's agenda will be action on a request for emergency repairs to the conveyor system at the recycling center at the county landfill in Brady Township.
The system, which conveys most of the recyclable material handled at the center, "is in dire need of repair," said Jason Yorks, county resource recovery manager.
The system conveys material from the floor of the center to a mezzanine sorting line staffed by work crews from the county prison.
The county sought quotes for the system's repair and Remcon, the company that sold the system to the county, submitted the lowest quote of about $45,000.
The system conveys 30 to 40 tons of material a day, which accounts for about 75 percent of all recyclables processed by the county, Yorks said.
"If that thing goes down, we're in deep doo-doo," Commissioner Jeff C. Wheeland said.
The county landfill will be participating in the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful campaign from April 24 through May 7, according to Beth Stugart, Resource Management Services administrative assistant.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has waived landfill disposal fees and the Brady Township supervisors are expected to do the same, Stugart said.
Stugart asked the commissioners to support the campaign by waiving disposal fees at the landfill.
Organizations or waste haulers who want to participate in the program must register with DEP to have the fees waived, she said.
A certificate issued by the agency must be brought to the landfill by the cleanup organization or waste hauler working on the organization's behalf, she said.