Relocation of District Judge William Solomon’s office delayed | News, Sports, Jobs
Delays in some deliveries of building materials have postponed the relocation of a district judge’s office in old Lycoming Township from July 1 to at least later this summer, according to Lycoming County commissioners.
In the meantime, Judge William Solomon will continue to operate from his current office at 1965 Lycoming Creek Road.
Commissioner Rick Mirabito said the cost of the project at 2107 Lycoming Creek Road, which included the erection of a flood wall, has so far amounted to $ 793,000.
It’s about $ 200,000 less than budget, he said.
Kristin McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments, told commissioners that the county will this year receive $ 291,230 in community funding for global development.
The projects envisaged for funding are:
• STEP Inc. Homes in Need, $ 100,000
• YWCA plumbing upgrades, $ 157,500
• Building renovations, US rescuers, $ 125,000
• Stabilization of the banks of Muncy stream at Picture Rocks, $ 210,000
• Water pipe replacement, Brooke Street, Montgomery, $ 203,000
• Septic system upgrades, Nippenose Valley Village, $ 138,000
• Installation of curbs and ramps, Mill Lane, Old Lycoming Township, $ 28,000.
The commissioners approved several CDBG 2020 funding agreements for projects.
American Rescue Workers and Jersey Shore Borough will each receive $ 55,000 for rent, utilities and mortgage assistance to help those affected by COVID-19.
An additional CDBG funding allocation for 2020 of $ 19,776 will go to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Commissioners approved the purchase of a 2021 Cat telehandler for $ 166,425 and a Caterpillar D8T dozer for $ 338,695.
Jason Yorks, director of resource management services, said the Cat Telehander is general-purpose equipment intended for use in the landfill. The bulldozer, he said, will be used to push the waste to the landfill. Both items will include trade in existing equipment.
In a related case, the commissioners filed an action for the purchase of a landfill water truck.
Commissioner Tony Mussare raised questions about the purchase price of $ 239,000.
He said it seemed like a lot of money to spend on a piece of equipment used to perform limited functions.
“We have to water the roads every day”, Yorks said, adding that the existing tanker was in need of replacement.
The commissioners asked Yorks to find a lower cost for another company’s equipment.
“We can certainly keep looking” he said.
As part of the personal action, the commissioners approved the following:
• Justin Kontz, Transfer Station Supervisor, Resource Management Services, $ 19.84 per hour.
• Gwendelean Brion, paralegal, district attorney’s office, $ 16.76 per hour.
• Calla Buffington, Registrar, Adult Probation, $ 14.09 per hour.
• Christopher R. Page, correctional officer, prison, $ 17.46 per hour.
Commissioner Scott Metzger said people continued to throw non-recyclable items at recycling drop-off sites.
Windshields, sinks and toilets are said to have ended up in recycling sites.
Metzger asked people to report any illegal dumping they witness.
“We encourage the public to take note of and report license numbers. Don’t confront anyone. he said.
The commissioners will then meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport.