LH City Council approves 2019 residential appointments

LOCK HAVEN — City Council approved the appointments/reappointments of several boards, commissions and authorities for 2019 at Monday nights meeting.

The majority of the boards saw reappointments of residents from the city except for the Lock Haven Area Flood Protection Authority.

June Houser was appointed to the authority after Ed Robinson who, after serving many years on the board, decided to step down, City Manager Gregory Wilson said.

Houser’s term will expire on Jan. 1, 2024.

Council is also searching for residents interested in filling vacancies on five boards and authorities.

The following boards, commissions and authorities have openings:

– Central Clinton County Water Filtration Authority with the term expiring on Jan. 1, 2024.

r Code Enforcement Board of Appeals with the term expiring on Jan. 1, 2024.

– Levee Advisory Committee with the term expiring on Jan. 1, 2021.

– Lock Haven City Authority with the term expiring on Jan. 1, 2024.

– Commercial Loan Program with the term expiring Dec. 21, 2021. This program handles the distribution of approximately half a million dollars worth of loans to local businesses, Wilson said.

“Anyone who is really interested in seeing growth and expansion in the community, that’s a good opportunity to serve,” he said.

City Councilman Steve Stevenson encouraged those who are interested to apply.

“If somebody would like to get involved in the community they should submit their (letter of interest) to the city manager,” he said.

The appointments were approved unanimously through a motion made by Councilman Bill Mincer and seconded by Councilman Douglas Byerly.

Councilman Richard Conklin was absent from Monday night’s meeting.

In other business council:

– Approved a request to solicit for a joint bid with Flemington Borough for cured-in-place lining of 24-inch pipe.

The city’s section of piping, which would be 1,750 feet and runs underneath East Walnut Street, is used for sewage, Wilson said.

Flemington’s section of piping will be used for storm water and is approximately the same length, he said.

With both municipalities submitting a bid together could reduce the price for a contractor, he said.

The request was approved unanimously through a motion made by Stevenson and seconded by Councilman Joel Long.

– Approved a resolution to set fees for wireless communications facilities.

An ordinance was passed in 2016 setting the amounts but the fees themselves were not actually adopted, Wilson said.

The fees were adopted through a motion made by Stevenson and seconded by Long.

– Were notified by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) that VASAS Inc., owner of the future Lucky 7 Truck Plaza along East Walnut Street, filed for the transfer of a liquor license into the city.

Council previously approved the transfer during their Nov. 5, 2018 meeting.

– Approved the use of the levee on Saturday, May 11 for the SSG Daniel K. Stein Memorial 5k/10k.

– Announced there are two openings in the public works department with an application due Feb. 8.

The openings are due to pending promotions, Wilson said.

– Announced improvements to Tidlow Dam, located near Grant Street, will not effect boaters this summer.

Initially Gwin, Dobson and Foreman, Inc., the engineering firm tasked with making the improvements, were going to drain the dam over the summer, Wilson said.

After some discussion it was decided draining won’t begin until September or October, he said.


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