DANVILLE —The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius are hunting at perhaps offering some property or moving into a long-time period partnership to greater provide the local community, the order’s basic outstanding mentioned on Wednesday.
Brent Fish of Fish Authentic Estate, Williamsport, advised Danville Borough Council on Tuesday night time, “The sisters are searching for alternatives, a very long-phrase partnership, a sale. They are very open to any strategies.”
Fish reported his agency and a different firm, which he failed to identify, are symbolizing the purchase of nuns in assisting to examine strategies. He reported he arrived to the meeting to update borough officials for the reason that part of the order’s house is in Danville, although other land is in Mahoning Township.
Fish left the meeting just after his presentation. He could not be attained for comment on Wednesday.
Sister Michael Ann Orlik, standard outstanding of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, explained the buy has no precise plan appropriate now, but she stated the sisters are not leaving Danville.
“We have been in Danville a incredibly lengthy time, over 100 decades,” Orlik explained. “We are looking at our potential and the long term of Danville. We are looking at partnering. We’re seeking at how much better we can provide the local community. We are wanting at what opportunities there are.”
The order’s principal campus houses a basilica and chapel, pre-university and kindergarten, Saint Cyril Religious Middle & Retreats, and Maria Corridor at Villa Sacred Heart for the treatment of elder sisters of the spiritual order and other spiritual communities. The sisters also sponsor, in Mahoning Township, Maria Joseph Continuing Care Neighborhood nursing property and assisted residing. That includes The Meadows Impartial Residing, The Manor Private Care, Nazareth Memory Heart Personalized Treatment and Emmanuel Middle for Qualified Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Danville historian Helen “Sis” Hause, an alumna of the former St. Cyril Academy all-ladies boarding college that shut in 1999, claimed the sisters have land at the rear of those township amenities, as well.
“Understanding the sisters and what all they’ve carried out for the local community, in the course of this challenging time I’m positive they are fascinated in finding other strategies to help, even if it usually means marketing house.”
Inexperienced Thumb, truck fund increasing
In other organization at the meeting, council associates authorized the borough organizing commission’s recommendation to allow Inexperienced Thumb Inc., the clinical marijuana grower at East Marketplace and Railroad streets, to include an about 47,000-square-foot addition to the northwest corner of the setting up without incorporating truck targeted visitors.
Hearth Chief John Buckenberger advised the council in his report that Geisinger agreed to donate $250,000 to the Friendship Hearth Firm’s ladder truck fund.
“That is a authentic increase,” the main mentioned.
Buckenberger reported the department is operating an aggressive campaign, in search of donations from companies, agencies and regional municipalities to order the $1.4 million truck.
He claimed the hearth organization would get a $50,000 reduction in price tag if it orders the truck this year.
Council also acknowledged a reward of a new playground equipment for the enjoy spot at F.Q. Hartman Recreation Location. Bob Stoudt, director of the Montour Location Recreation Fee (MARC), explained to council users that St. Joseph College gifted the engage in established to MARC because the university was finding a more recent, bigger established.
Stoudt mentioned Danville and Riverside had been interested in the participate in set. Associates of the boroughs drew straws and Danville received. He said MARC has already dissembled and eradicated the engage in set from the faculty and has it in storage.