Lycoming County commissioners approved several contracts Thursday with service providers for juvenile probation clients.
Agreements with a residential short-term and long-term group home for males in Indiana, Pa., a chemical dependency outpatient facility in Greensburg and a outdoor challenge and environmental education agency were approved.
Most of the costs associated with the programs are reimbursable with federal funds, according to Nancy Ackley, juvenile probation office administrative assistant.
Commissioners also approved spending $3,731 in extradition fees associated with a person from Utah.
An agreement to hire local attorney Donald Martino to represent a homicide defendant also was approved. Kevin Way, county court administrator, said Martino will represent one of two defendants in the July Flanigan Park shooting case at a cost of up to $90 an hour.
Raymond O. Kontz III was approved as a part-time replacement employee for the county DUI processing center at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Commissioners approved an hourly rate of $15.64, not to exceed 1,000 hours a year.
In other county business Thursday, the Lycoming County Planning Commission approved a 47.67-acre, three-lot subdivision in Piatt Township that eventually may be the site of up to 11 new homes.
The site, just off Route 220 and Martins Road, may further be subdivided and marketed for housing, said Joshua Billings, county subdivision and land development administrator.
Township supervisors approved the subdivision plan on Oct. 2 but expressed concerns about driveway access points.
Of the three lots, two have access from Martins Road or Route 220 and one has an access point available along Spook Hollow Road.