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NANTICOKE — Plans for potential dorms for Luzerne County Community College at the 400 Club and Ellis building parcels were recently discussed at a meeting between the city and a private developer, it was announced at council’s meeting Wednesday night.

The plans include making a zoning change along with height variances. The developer has informed the city that it would need to offer tax incentives as well as fee waivers in order to make the project feasible.

In return, the developer is willing to commit to a 25-year student housing agreement.

Also, City Engineer Daryl Pawlush said the CVS demolition project is moving along “slowly, but steadily.” Pawlush said “$32,000 is being withheld until the project is totally completed.”

In other matters:

* Council has approved the appointment of Donna Wall as chief administrative officer for the non-uniform pension plan. City Manager and Finance Director Pam Heard said there is a pension board that makes all decisions, as well as a regular audit of the non-union pension plan.

Heard said the city needs “someone to sign the paperwork,” which will be one of Wall’s duties.

* The deadline to register for the citywide yard sale is May 27. The event will be on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The next meeting will be on May 15 at 7 p.m.

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