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Deadline to apply for American Rescue Plan Act funding from Lycoming County extended to July 29

Lycoming County commissioners announced Tuesday that the deadline to apply for COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act recovery funding has been extended until July 29.

The county’s $22 million allocation is targeted toward projects and needs deemed eligible.

Commissioner Scott Metzger noted that county officials are eager to leverage the money and are in the process of meeting with municipalities to consider requests.

In other matters, commissioners approved a three-year $57,504 contract with Essential Management Solutions LLC for oversight of phone calls to the county’s 911 communications center.

The company ensures accuracy in numbers of calls coming to the system. It was noted that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reimburses the county a dollar amount based on those numbers.

Commissioners voted to hire two people to fill vacancies. Conner A. Morse was approved as resident supervisor in the Pre-Release Center at $15.37 per hour and Matthew Tierney as internal auditor in the Controller’s office at an annual salary of $38,933.

Lukas Brungard was reclassified as lead equipment operator at the landfill at $20.36 per hour.

Commissioners also agreed to create a gas technician position for the landfill. It was noted that the job will help address expansion needs of the facility.

Commissioners will next meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport.

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