County buys new compaction system for landfill

The Lycoming County commissioners approved the purchase of a new global navigation satellite guided compaction system for the county landfill in the amount of $96,270 at Thursday’s meeting. The old equipment has become obsolete and can no longer be repaired. The new system will be purchased with landfill revenue.

Commissioners also approved a professional service agreement with Tower Services Unlimited Inc. in the amount of $11,160 to improve the grounding, or ability to withstand lightning strikes, around five emergency services tower sites.

In other business, commissioners approved the following personnel actions: Matthew J. Long as a full-time replacement soil conservation technician at $38,584 annually, effective Oct. 16; Colin R. Ohnmeiss as a full-time replacement correctional officer relief at $16.01 per hour, effective Oct. 15; Benjamin D. Green as a full-time assistant public defender at $52,250 annually, effective Oct. 16; promotion of Brennan M. Seasholtz to full-time replacement network engineer at $42,694 annually, effective Sunday; Cody A. Myers as a full-time replacement PC technician at $18.08 per hour, effective Monday; Marcia S. Davis as a full-time replacement PC technician at $19.81 per hour, effective Monday; promotion of Jessica M. Mazzante to full-time replacement adult probation officer at $23.12 per hour, effective Sunday; and Kathryn Probst as a full-time replacement deputy prothonotary at $38,548 annually, effective Tuesday.

Commissioners Jack McKernan, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito were present. The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.