A contract funding the Police Resource Officers (PRO) at Oak Glen High, Oak Glen Middle, JDR IV Career Center, Allison Elementary and New Manchester Elementary schools was approved by the Hancock County Commission at Thursday’s meeting. While the deputies who serve as PRO officers had been in the schools since the beginning of the school year, the Commission had tabled the contractual agreement presented to them by the Board of Education pending a meeting to work out some details. Assistant Superintendent Dave Smith was present at the meeting and thanked the Commission for working with the Board to get any issues worked out.

The Commission approved applying for the Justice Assistance Grant renewal which will fund PRO officer for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

Retiring Chairman of the Hancock County Senior Citizens Center introduced incoming Chair Anna Raines who outlined the many activities and services being conducted at the Center.

In other business, the Commission:

**Reappointed John Plesa to the County Board of Health. With Plesa’s appointment a full board is now in place;

**Granted permission to advertise for the open position of office administrator for the Prosecutor’s Office’

**Reappointed Sara Cale, Corinna Mayers and Nick Travis to the Parks & Recreation Board;

**Agreed to pay retired employee Thomas Cox for his accrued sick days;

**Tabled a request to hire full-time personnel at the Animal Shelter;

**Hired Traci Hinzman as full-time 911 Dispatcher;

**Hired Emilie Troutman as Deputy Clerk in the County Clerk’s office;

**Approved the advertisement for the Gas Valley Stream Mitigation project;

**Approved the County Assessors supplemental salary as stipulated by code;

**The Commission will meet again Sept. 28