By JIM MAURER
STAFF WRITER

Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to contract with Arlington Natural Gas Co. for the installation of a gas line for the Mount Blanchard generator project.

The generator will be part of the village’s water system.

The gas line installation will cost about $1,750. It is part of a nearly $20,000 project, said Matt Cordonnier, Hancock Regional Planning Commission director. The project will be funded with Community Development Block Grant funds.

Separately, bids are expected to be sought in early October for upgrades to the Hancock County Juvenile/Probate Court building, 308 Dorney Plaza.

Tim Bechtol, an architect with Peterman Associates, requested $9,000 additional for changes. He is preparing the bid package and renovations design.

The upgrades, for employee safety and structural issues, are estimated at more than $510,875 for renovations, $15,500 for additional options, and a 15 percent contingency, or $78,956, according to information discussed during an August meeting between Commissioners Mark Gazarek and Phillip Riegle, Juvenile/Probate Court Judge Kristen Johnson, Bechtol and others.

Riegle, who was absent Thursday, will be consulted about the changes, said Gazarek, since Riegle has been “the point man” for the project.

Separately, Hancock County Sanitary Landfill, Allen Township 107, will be open regular hours Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

An advertisement in The Courier Thursday said the landfill would be closed Saturday for road paving.

The project has been delayed, it was announced during the meeting Thursday.

The commissioners also held an executive session for the stated purpose of discussing threatened litigation. No action was taken.

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