The Lycoming County commissioners Thursday approved a timber sale to an area logging company.
Paternostro Logging of Jacks Hollow Road in Williamsport, the only bidder for the sale, submitted a bid of $4,500, said county Conservation District Manager Mark Davidson.
The company primarily will remove invasive species from a small timber stand at the county farm, Davidson said.
Revenue from the sale will be used for a regeneration fencing project designed to prevent deer from destroying trees, Davidson said. An interpretive nature trail also is planned there.
The commissioners signed off on the completion of county Resource Management Services' landfill access road relocation project.
Local contracting company HRI Inc. performed the work on the project, which is complete except for a small list of minor items, according to David Bonus, landfill operations manager.
The company bid $2.3 million for the work.
The road, which accesses the landfill from Route 15, was moved to make room for the expansion of the landfill's waste fields, Bonus said.
The waste fields expansion project will extend the landfill's useful life until 2022. Without the expansion, the landfill would have to be closed within the next several years.
The commissioners hired Aaron S. Biichle as a full-time assistant district attorney. Biichle replaces Henry Mitchell, who is retiring.