County to review FEMA flood buyouts

Lycoming County commissioners are expected to sign off on a grant application to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Thursday to pay for a portion of the county’s juvenile victim/witness coordinator’s salary.

Although the grant would not cover the entire amount of the position’s salary, the remainder would be picked up under the county’s budget, according to Mya Toon, county grants manager.

Commissioners also will review plans for Federal Emergency Management Agency flood buyouts for several properties.

Three properties situated in the 100-year flood plain are slated to be acquired with FEMA grant money in Lewis, Loyalsock and Hepburn townships, Toon said.

An additional nine properties that were impacted during Tropical Storm Lee in September 2011 are scheduled to be bought out in Lewis, Plunketts Creek and Shrewsbury townships, she added.

Commissioners also will consider changing vendors that supply the county’s adult probation office with electronic monitoring ankle bracelets.

Scott Metzger, county deputy chief adult probation officer, said that several hundred dollars could be saved with a new company.

He added that there are 29 people who presently are on electronic monitoring.