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Commissioners to approve new public safety director

Lycoming County commissioners are expected to formally approve Jeffrey Hutchins as director of Public Safety at their meeting Thursday.

Hutchins, who was introduced last week by commissioners as the likely candidate for the position, is to earn $80,000 per year.

He replaces John Yingling who retired in December, but will work part-time to help with the transition process.

Also to be acted on at Thursday’s meeting are the hiring of a part-time driver for the Pre-Release Center at $12.96 per hour and the purchase of tires and equipment for the county landfill.

During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Muncy floodplain study.

The study is to provide an analysis of flooding in Muncy and how to prevent it.

In a related matter, commissioners will extend the agreement period for a Community Development Block Grant project for considering Muncy flooding issues.

Commissioners approved a contract with Atlantic Youth Services to provide specialized treatment for sexual offenders. One person is presently enrolled in the program.

Also approved were agreements with Central Counties Youth Center for placement of delinquent youths and with White Deer Run for treatment of male adolescents.

Commissioners approved a recycling agreement between the county and Lewis Township, Northumberland County.

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