Muncy Township OKs Geisinger expansion project

MUNCY — The Muncy Township supervisors unanimously approved the Geisinger three-story addition “Healthplex” Wednesday after a positive recommendation for approval from the Planning Commission.

This expansion, set to break ground in late April or early May depending on weather, is said to include pediatric primary care, orthopedics, cardiology, ophthalmology, general surgery and infusion labs.

The engineer for the project is Larson Design Group, which estimates 14 months of construction. It will be located in the field along Route 220, across Wolf Veterinary Clinic.

In other business matter, supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to increase Codes Inc. permit fees from 10 percent to 20 percent. These fees are charged to an applicant for projects that need permits in the township — the percentage change and fee applies to the total cost of the project.

In new business, the supervisors approved to purchase a new brush for their township skid steer for no more than $4,000.

Chairman Thomas Schaech said that with this purchase he hopes that the township brushing will be done more efficiently and more environmentally friendly as their current brush is older.

In another matter, the supervisors unanimously approved a resolution for Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Company events including an auction to happen March 7 and a car show to happen Aug. 15.

There will also be a chili cook-off benefit to help fund police equipment for the police department happening Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church.

Members present: Schaech, Matthew Doyle, Gary Harmon.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the township building located at 1922 Pond Road.