Mifflin County commissioners meet

LEWISTOWN – During a brief business meeting on Thursday, the Mifflin County Commissioners took the following action:

¯ Approved receipt of the 2017-18 Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Grant in the amount of $23,400 for the period Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2019. Emergency Services Director Phil Lucas reported money from the grant will be used for training for first responders and to assist in planning should an emergency arise at facilities where chemicals are stored.

¯ Approved a request for refund of 2018 county real estate taxes on a parcel located in Oliver Township where a structure was demolished in April in the amount of $159.23.

¯ Accepted an offer of $200 for a parcel located in Granville Township that is currently in repository for unsold properties.

¯ Approved a project modification for the Juvenile Treatment Court Grant to extend the deadline from June to September, 2018.

¯ Approved the promotion of Cortney Terry from caseworker I to caseworker II in the Children & Youth office effective June 4.

¯ Approved the hiring of Caleb Smith as a probation intern effective June 4.

¯ Accepted the resignation of Christopher Gerwick as a maintenance laborer effective June 8.

¯ Approved the transfer of Ellen Ammon from accounts payable clerk to deeds/per capita clerk effective July 2.

¯ Approved the hiring of Michael Baker as director of fiscal affairs/economic development effective July 2.

¯ Accepted the retirement of Louise Rickert, paralegal in the district attorney’s office, effective June 1.