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MARK NANCE / Sun-Gazette Executive Plaza.

The pre-application deadline for municipalities, public authorities, nonprofits and businesses to apply for American Rescue Plan Act funds has been extended to February 28, has it been announced at the Lycoming County Commissioners’ meeting. Originally the deadline was the end of this year.

Interested entities should visit the county’s website,, to express their interest in applying for funds.

Several agreements were approved by the commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. They include:

• A proposal and agreement with Supply Source for $ 12,384 for office furniture for a district judge’s office.

• An agreement with Marc Lovecchio, legal advisor to the McCormick law firm, for legal advice at a cost not exceeding $ 25,000.

• An agreement with Edward J. Rymsza for legal services not exceeding $ 20,000.

• An amendment to the agreement with the Montgomery Water Authority Water Authority to extend the completion day of a line to the Timber Run Industrial Park until June 2022. The total cost of the project is $ 893,533.

The commissioners also approved a 2022-2023 proposal with PMA Companies in partnership with the Hartman agency for workers’ compensation at a cost of $ 398,448.

An invoice for the annual maintenance and support of various software modules within the county’s financial systems has been approved by the commissioners.

Commissioners voted to award a tender for tire recycling to Mahantango Enterprise, Inc., with a price increase. The price of small tires fell from $ 88 per tonne to $ 125 per tonne, and the cost of large tires fell from $ 155 to $ 250 per tonne. A spokesperson for the county’s resource management services said at this time that there are no plans to increase the cost of recycling tires to customers.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has been awarded a tender for bakery products at a cost of $ 16,000.

The next Commissioners’ meeting will be at 10 a.m. on January 4 in the Commissioners Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.

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