Loan approved in sale of M&R Contracting Inc.

LOCK HAVEN — It was the shortest meeting in recent memory on Thursday morning as the Clinton County commissioners approved seven items on the agenda in seven minutes, and no comments from visitors.

The board unanimously approved a loan from the Revolving Loan Fund to M&R Contracting Inc. and Click Realty LLC in the amount of $250,000 for the purchase of real estate on second Avenue, Lock Haven, and the purchase of stock of M&R Contracting by Jeffrey Long and Carley Anderson.

Clinton County Economic Partnership CEO Mike Flanagan said the transaction represents the sale from present owners Jim and Sheila Russo to family members. The business has been in operation for 33 years and there are 30 retention jobs, Flanagan said.

The commissioners accepted the retirement of Kevin Fanning, director of Clinton County Emergency Services, effective July 31. Fanning has been with the county for more than 23 years.

Also, the resignation of Joan Risley, food service worker at the Clinton County Correctional Facility for 13 years, was accepted.

Approval was given a service contract with attorney Denise Deiter to provide legal services for Children and Youth Services and Probation, effective Jan. 14 through June 30, at a rate of $75 per hour.

A service agreement between Clinton and Tioga counties and the Tioga County Department of Human Resources to provide child placement services to Clinton County Children and Youth Services, effective Jan. 14 through June 30, when needed, was approved.

A modification of the Intergovernmental Agreement between Clinton County and the U.S. Marshals Service to incorporate Clinton County Correctional Facility-provided guard service to monitor detainees during immigation court hearings was approved at a rate of $30 per hour.

And last on the agenda, the commissioners approved payment of bills in the amount of $367,963.04, and net payroll in the amount of $301,187.26 for the period ending Jan. 24.

The next meeting of the commissioners is a work session at 9 a.m. Monday at the Piper Building.