County commissioners approve guardians

Five local attorneys were approved by Lycoming County commissioners Thursday to serve as court-appointed substitute guardians in court for county Children and Youth Services department clients on an as-needed basis.

Mark Egly, agency administrator, said the legal representation is not expected to amount to much of the attorneys’ time, however the service is required. Only 36 hours of attorneys’ time was submitted last year, according to Egly.

Attorneys approved were John A. Felix, Matthew F. Golden, Angela Campana Lovecchio, David C. Raker and John A. Smay. Commissioners approved an hourly rate of $60 for their services.

Commissioners also extended a contract with eLoop, a Pittsburgh-based disassembler of electronic devices, to pick up and process those items that are dropped off at the county’s recycling center in Montgomery.

The agreement extends the affiliation with eLoop for an additional three years.

Jason Yorks, county recycling coordinator, said that 122 tons of electronic devices have been dropped off at the recycling center since last July.

Commissioners also approved the promotions of Mark J. Anderson to full-time lead field assessor at a $17.29 hourly rate and Darla G. Krotzer to full-time replacement chief emergency preparedness planner at an annual rate of $42,353.

Next week, commissioners will review a proposed resolution to institute a countywide property reassessment. Public comment will be taken at 10 a.m. March 7 at the commissioners’ meeting room, Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.