Sunbury Generation seeks ‘tax free’ approvals

SELINSGROVE  — A complex proposal would pull over 200 acres of prime industrial land off the tax rolls in Snyder County.  The idea involves former PPL power plant in Shamokin Dam. Sunbury Generation LLC hopes to convert over 200 acres into a KOEZ. That would make the land tax free for ten years. Sunbury Generation’s Dave Meehan unveiled the 218 acre Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone idea at the Selinsgrove school board meeting Monday night. The industrial park would be in Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam. Sunbury Generation needs unanimous approval from the Selinsgrove School District, the Borough of Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam and Monore Township to proceed with their project.

Superintendant, Chad Cohrs said, “The board will take a look at the documents provided, the agreement for the (KOEZ) as well as the agreement for payment to the district in lieu of taxes by Sunbury Generation and have our solicitor take a look at those documents as well and then at our next meeting we will have some further discussion and vote either to approve or deny the application”

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Also heard at the meeting were parents within the district that have some concerns about a new crosswalk put in on Route 522 by the district as part of the Safe Routes to School Grant.

Cohrs spoke about the grant saying, ” The goal of the grant is to try and approve walkways and pathways around the school and to the school to make it safer for students to walk. Some of the parents that were here this evening raised concerns about their children crossing over Route 522.” The concerns will go to the transportation committee where they will review and gain more information and make a decision. The next school board meeting will be held on Monday, August 26th. (Sarah Lagerman)

 

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