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BELLEFONTE – A long-time Pleasant Gap company will be relocating in the near future.

At the Center County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, they approved a Memorandum of Understanding for the Final Land I Preliminary Development Plan for Happy Valley Blended Products, which is currently located at 660 Axemann Road in Pleasant Gap . According to the memorandum of understanding, the proposal “Is a final plan submission showing the development of a single 75,000 square foot commercial building, which includes a future addition to the building, as well as the corresponding infrastructure located on Lot 6 in the Benner Business Park.” “

The Benner Commerce Park is located at 255 Penntech Drive in Bellefonte.

Chris Schnure, Center County Subdivision and Land Use Planner, spoke about the MOU.

“Happy Valley Blended Products is proposing to construct a 75,000 square foot building… of which 15,000 square feet will be an addition to the building. They intend to build 60,000 to begin with, but also foresee the possibility of expanding it by an additional 15,000 ”, said Schnure.

According to Schnure, the details are a “Fairly simple plan”.

With the move of Happy Valley Blended Products, the space along Axemann Road will likely be vacant.

Commissioner Michael Pipe noted that the current location is along a nearby railroad track.

“We walked around the tracks once and they really enjoyed using it. I am therefore curious… if they still use the wagons as much as before ”, Pipe said. “It looks like with this current setup they could switch to another form of transportation.”

Still, Pipe said their decision was good news for the county.

“It’s great to see them extend and use this site”, Pipe said.

Commissioner Steve Dershem stressed that there are advantages to this decision.

“From a logistical point of view, you are right next to I-99”, said Dershem.

The memorandum of understanding was adopted unanimously.

In the other Tuesday cases, the commissioners:

– Approved another Memorandum of Understanding for the final land use plan – St. Joseph’s Institute for Addition, Detoxification Center, located in Taylor Township; CCPCDO file n ° 18-21. This proposal constitutes a final plan submission showing the development of a single 5,490 square foot building that will be used as a drug rehabilitation center as part of the St. Joseph Institute campus.

– Approval of a request from the Unionville borough for the cover water tank replacement project in the amount of $ 34,500.

– Approved an increase in Center County’s share of the revised cost-sharing agreement for the purchase of an energy services consultant in the amount of $ 652. This increases the total cost of the agreement from $ 4,238 to $ 4,890.

– Authorization Approved for the Center County Representative on the Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) Working Group to vote on the recommendation that the State College area school district hire the development group GreenSky. GreenSky will assist the SPPA working group in exploring a potential investment in a joint solar power purchase agreement.

– Appointed Deputy County Administrator John Franek, Jr., to serve as a representative on the Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) Working Group.

The commissioners will meet again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31. The meeting is open to the public and masks are mandatory in the Willowbank building.

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