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Muncy Locals Apr. 12, 2017

By Staff | Apr 13, 2017

Recently members of Muncy borough and the County Planning office took a tour of the historical Mozley Opera House on Water Street, of which its restoration is part of the vision for the Muncy Resiliency Project. At last week’s MPBA’s meeting, a resolution of support for the project was adopted and joined by the Muncy Municipal and West Branch Regional Authorities. The organizations are garnering together to get some financial support to preserve the project, and a grant was approved to hire a consulting firm.

For residents affected by flooding, an important meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 to determine buyouts and mitigation for those who don’t live in the very high flood areas. $250,000 is coming from DCED to make improvements to your home and reduce rates for flood insurance.

PennDot reports that distracted driving citations increased by 52 percent statewide between 2014 and 2016 with more men being cited (70 percent) than women (28 percent). In Pennsylvania all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving, which includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message or e-mail, and from wearing or using headphones or earphones while the car is in motion. Lycoming County had a total of 98, mostly texting. I do see several drivers with headphones, so obviously these numbers only reflect those who get caught.

Tax week is here and the deadline is extended until Monday, April 17. According to the IRS, the more you earn, the more likely you will hear from them. Be sure to claim all of your charity donations.

Happy Easter! Enjoy those egg hunts!

Muncy Events

Sat. Apr. 15 Easter egg hunt for all ages at the Muncy Public Library’s New Street lot behind the Muncy Bank drive-thru starting at 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the hunt will be moved inside the library. Call to register at 546-5014.

Sat. Apr. 15 Book club discussion at Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m. with this month’s selection “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown.

Mon. Apr. 17 Construction club for kids and adults of all ages at Muncy Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs. Apr. 20 the Muncy Garden Club will meet at St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy at 6:30 p.m. for a program on garden journaling. Public is welome.

Fri. Apr. 21 Evening card party at Meck Senior Center starting at 5 p.m.

Sat. Apr. 22 book fundraiser with Muncy Friends of the Library, 10-1 at the Library.

Sat. Apr. 22 Spring Woodland Walk at Montour Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet in education center. Led by Jon Beam who will point out spring wildflowers and some of their unique adaptations.

Mon. Apr. 24 Cowboy action shooting match, North Mountain Sportsman’s Club, Muncy Valley. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 10 a.m.

Mon. Apr. 24 Special veterans assistance hours at Rep. Garth Everett’s office, Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy. Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be availabe by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veterans’ benefits. To schedule an appointment, call 570-546-2084.

Tues. Apr. 25 a floodplain mitigation meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium (200 W Penn St, Muncy. The project is available to Muncy Borough and Muncy Creek residents located in the floodplain. Lycoming County currently has grant funding to fill-in basements for homes within the floodplain in the Muncy area. The objective of this project is to reduce the risk of structural foundation damage from future flooding, provide long-term flood insurance premium reduction, help homeowners avoid or minimize the nuisance of flood-related cleanup of their structure, and stabilize or improve the market value of the house. Homeowners interested in mitigation activities such as filling-in their basements, structural property elevations, and buyouts are encouraged to attend. Eligible projects for basement evacuations will be funded at no-cost. The County has secured a contractor to begin the project implementation this construction season.