Renovations to Oil City’s Cornplanter Square building, the former Mellon Bank building, are continuing with selective demolition and abatement completed on the first and second floors and now in progress on the third floor.
The Venango County Economic Development Authority voted this week to extend its contract with the project manager Imperial Construction through September.
Authority director Emily Lewis said the original contract carried the agreement through the pre-construction phase of the project, and the extension carries it through the construction phase.
In other business this week, the authority board voted to create an Entrepreneurial Academy advisory board that will consist of representatives from participating school districts and industry representatives.
Members will be appointed by the authority board, Lewis said.
“We’re still soliciting students who will be in their senior year who are interested in participating in the program,” Lewis said.
Interested students can speak with their teacher, principal or guidance counselor, Lewis said.