Lycoming County Commissioners Tuesday voted to hire three attorneys to serve as additional legal counsel for the county.
J. David Smith, Austin P. White and Jason L. Wiemann were appointed as assistant county solicitors.
Commissioner Jeff Wheeland explained that more attorneys will be needed to help the county with additional projects requiring diverse legal skills.
Smith is to be paid $110 per hour for his services; White and Wiemann are to make $100 per hour.
Commissioners also reappointed N. Randall Sees as county solicitor at an annual salary of $48,000.
Also reappointed as assistant county solicitors were Robin A. Read, Benjamin E. Landon, Thomas C. Marshall, E. Eugene Yaw and Levi I. Woodward. Each will earn $110 per hour.
Commissioners also reappointed Ryan M. Tira as special counsel for personnel and legal matters at $110 per hour.
In other action, commissioners approved Hazard Mitigation Grant funds totaling $783,676 from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for purchase of six properties sustaining heavy flooding last September.
The properties are in a number of municipalities including Montoursville, Fairfield Township and Penn Township.
Commissioners approved a contract with L.R. Kimble to conduct a needs assessment involving a forensic center.
Commissioners approved a change order for design work of a leachate storage tank. The change is expected to save the county more than $8,000.
The Radiation Emergency Response Fund grant agreement with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $5,876 was approved.
Tuesday marked the regular weekly meeting for commissioners. Normally, commissioners hold work sessions Tuesdays before making final decisions on matters during Thursday meetings.
Commissioners will next meet Tuesday, June 5.
There will be no meeting June 7.