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Chief juvenile probation officer hired

Lycoming County commissioners approved the hiring of a chief probation officer and acted on several purchase requests at their meeting Thursday.

David A. Goodwin was hired to fill the top post in the juvenile probation department at an annual salary of $72,000.

He replaces Ed Robbins who is retiring after 34 years with the department.

During the meeting, several county officials saluted Robbins for his work in juvenile probation.

Also at the meeting, commissioners approved the purchase of two commercial mowers from Cub Cadet for $33,598 for the county landfill through the state COSTARS program.

COSTARS is a cooperative program of government agencies to allow for discount purchases.

Commissioners approved a change order with R&L Development Co. and Barton & Loguidice DPC for a field construction project at the landfill for $171,852.

The work entails protection of an area from leachate and gas emissions and is part of an overall $5.6 million project.

Commissioners approved the purchase of furniture from Supply Source for $89,225 for the adult probation office.

A agreement with Diakon Family Life Services for specialized in-home treatment services for juvenile probation was approved.

The next commissioners’ meeting will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport

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