The River Valley Transit's $6.5 million compressed natural gas project keeps growing.
On Wednesday, the city finance committee learned the project likely will require relocating the recycling collection area now in the 1500 block of West Third Street to near Elm Park along West Fourth Street.
The recycling center provision will receive authorization from the Lycoming County commissioners, said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director.
Relocation of the collection area will provide more space for vehicles dropping off material for recycling, Nichols said.
The recyclable area would be moved to a now grassy area near the dike, he added, and "the largest expense of this portion of the project would be in paving."
During the meeting, the finance committee recommended council approve an adjustment of $375,000 in a contract between Larson Design Group and River Valley Transit.
Nichols stressed that the money isn't going to come from the general fund or cause taxpayer worries.
"The project is paid for through federal and state grants and a local match," he said.
Larson Design Group is overseeing design, engineering and construction of a fueling depot for commercial fleets. The project includes modification of buildings to be able to store buses and other equipment and building a service island for the public to use by summer.