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Carbon County commissioners

The Carbon County Commissioners, on Thursday, discussed or acted on the following items:

• Approved a request by county Treasurer Ron Sheehan for the renewal of the county depository at Mauch Chunk Trust Company letter of credit as collateral of county deposits as allowed by Act 72.

Sheehan said that the motion is basically giving the county a line of credit up to $15 million under a lien against the bank’s borrowing capacity with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. Carbon currently has approximately $50 million in Mauch Chunk Trust so the $15 million line of credit represents approximately 30 percent of the deposits.

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• Approved a Grant-In-Aid award notification from the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission for salary reimbursement of the Juvenile Court Office for the term of July 1 to June 30, 2022. Estimated revenue is $69,300.

• Ratified a request for proposals for public auction services for the Council of Governments. Proposals are due to the chief clerk by 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.


• Retirement: Ida J. Steele of Summit Hill, administrative assistant/parking coordinator, commissioners’ office, effective Oct. 8.

• Resignations: Keegan J. McDevitt of Reading, probation officer I, adult probation, effective Sept. 17; and Michelle Antiga of Jim Thorpe, second deputy, clerk of courts, effective Sept. 17.

• Employment separation: Carla A. Fritz of Summit Hill, bench warrant clerk, clerk of courts, effective Sept. 2.

• Clerk of courts appointment: Joseph V. Sebelin Jr., of Lehighton, solicitor, effective Sept. 10.

• Changes of status: Lisa M. Sherry of Jim Thorpe, from part-time clerical specialist to clerical specialist, clerk of courts, effective Sept. 13; Alyssa H. Smith of Lehighton, from special deputy sheriff trainee to deputy sheriff, effective Sept. 3; and Michael J. Stasko Jr. of Lehighton, from special deputy sheriff trainee to deputy sheriff, effective Sept. 13.