Commissioners approve homeland security grant

The Lycoming County Commissioners approved a $327,128 State Homeland Security Grant agreement during their regular weekly meeting Thursday.

Mya Toon, chief procurement officer, noted the agreement allows a task force comprised of Lycoming and other nearby counties to help prepare for terrorism and other catastrophic events.

Lycoming’s share of the money, amounting to $170,772, covers training and equipment.

Commissioners Tony Mussare and Jack McKernan voted in favor of the grant.

Commissioner Rick Mirabito was absent.

In other matters, commissioners approved the memorandum of understanding with the borough of South Williamsport for the Greater Williamsport Area Levee System Project.

Commissioners approved an $89,703 agreement with Mar-Allen Concrete Product Inc. for construction at the county landfill.

The work, which is to begin soon, involves a concrete slab for a leachate tank.

Mar-Allen submitted the low bid for the work.

The next meeting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday.