Former Millerstown church to become dental office

A previous church and funeral property in Millerstown will shortly grow to be a dentist’s business, according to plans submitted to the borough.

The vacant setting up at 211 E. Sunbury St., on the corner of Substantial Avenue, is remaining redeveloped for McMillen Dental to open up an place of work there in coming months. The dental workplace is currently at 2 S. Sector St. on the sq..

Dr. Joshua McMillen, the dentist and building’s owner, stated in an e-mail that a move is not imminent, but they are seeking forward to the new offices.

“We are continue to in the early phases of design as the venture is not going to be concluded until finally later on this calendar year,” he explained.

Past 7 days, design crews were working on the flooring inside of the setting up.

In accordance to the borough, council currently approved the renovation, but there was exceptional site function that necessary final testimonials from condition businesses, these as the parking ton. At first, the system termed for that to be paved, but that would’ve needed a intricate stormwater prepare mainly because of its proximity to neighbors.

The office will nevertheless use the lot for parking, but it will continue to be gravel.


Council accredited a resolution to support the Major Road system for downtown revitalizations across the county. The undertaking is becoming led by the Perry County Financial Growth Authority (PCEDA) and is one of the initial countywide systems greenlighted by the state Office of Neighborhood and Economic Advancement. Generally, this sort of systems are accomplished by particular person boroughs.

PCEDA is inquiring boroughs close to the county to verify their support for the program, reported Michelle Jones, PCEDA govt director. It will post the Most important Street application in April. A critique and approval process will stick to. The 5-year plan will enable boroughs all over the county to make improvements to their downtowns.

PCEDA currently has some grants to start off broader connectivity and way-locating assignments, as perfectly as fund revitalization organizing. Key Road applications can strengthen downtown streetscapes, which include façade advancements, borough walkability, targeted visitors move, and wayfinding making use of grants.

The initial tips for Millerstown and the other boroughs can be discovered on PCEDA’s web page.

High priced cracks

Millerstown is in search of more estimates on pavement sealing in the borough.

Councilman Abundant Fegley mentioned the charge of sealing street cracks and a parking ton extra than doubled to $9,375 considering the fact that the estimate received in prior months. The elevated charges could be in component thanks to rising oil and gas costs, but requirements for utilizing condition liquid fuels cash was also an issue. The borough can use condition revenue for highway maintenance, but not for the parking whole lot.

The borough is hunting for more estimates prior to approving the challenge.

Jim T. Ryan can be attained by way of email at [email protected]