A section of Reach Road is going to receive some much-needed repair work, and a portion of the cost will be paid for through the Marcellus Shale impact fee.
City Council authorized a resolution Thursday night for a construction reimbursement agreement for Reach Road in the industrial park in the western end of the city.
The road repairs could be done in the summer, according to John Grado, city engineer and director of community and economic development.
Council approved a standard construction reimbursement agreement for federal funds. The city will apply to the Appalchian Regional Commission for $350,000, Grado said.
Already, the city has received a $340,000 grant that requires a 20-percent local match, he said. The match will come from Act 13, or natural gas impact fees, expected to be given to the city in July, Grado said.
Grado said the city has spent $1.5 million on other improvements on Reach Road and another $1.5 million will be needed to complete the project from Catawissa Avenue to North Reach Road, which is about 1,350 linear feet.
Council also adopted a regional solid waste management plan. The plan includes four counties other than Lycoming County, including Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union.
Joining the plan presents no cost to the city budget, but the city can use the plan as a tool if it wants to modify any ordinance regarding solid waste or resource recovery, also called recyclables.
The county is responsible for picking up recyclables, including aluminum and tin cans, brown and clear glass and leaf waste, Grado said.