Muncy supervisors to meet with county officials over zoning

MUNCY – The Muncy Township Supervisors were invited to meet with the Lycoming County government, the planning commission and other county municipalities to discuss a potential zoning amendment, on Wednesday night.

“We have received a request from the Lycoming County government for a joint meeting with the planning commission board of supervisors and the county to discuss the potential zoning amendments as they could apply to not only Muncy Township but to the other 19 municipalities,” said Thomas Schaech, chairman.

The goal is to put the meeting together within the next week, according to Schaech.

“It will be a work session to discuss current zoning with a possible change to allow certain enterprises within a certain zoning district,” he added.

The township is required to have a public hearing before any decisions are made, according to Mike Wiley, solicitor.

In another matter, the supervisors unanimously approved a resolution adding fire company events to the fall calendar, including a Muncy farms event on Sept. 21, Old Navy first responders event on Sept. 28, Families United Academy fire prevention training on Oct. 9 and a YMCA fire prevention event, date to be determined.

The supervisors also approved two minimum municipal obligations both for law enforcement and non-uniform workers including secretaries, road employees and others, as required to replenish workers’ pensions.

“It’s a requirement that the municipality be able to deposit funds in an account established for workers’ pensions once they leave employment,” Schaech said.

Meetings are typically held at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the township building, 1922 Pond Road in Muncy. September’s meeting was changed due to the 9/11 Memorial Ride happening Wednesday through the township.