Osceola Township supervisors hired Elkland resident Scott Tanner Jr. as a part-time police officer. Tanner will start work as soon as testing verification and required paperwork is in place.
Tanner completed his training in November. The board of supervisors approved the purchase of uniforms for the new officer along with other gear. Tanner will be paid $10 per hour.
Supervisors will advertise the 2020 budget with a total of $373,925 and no tax increase for residents. The budget will be available for review by township residents with adoption expected in December. The budget includes paving projects on School and Church streets with other work on Briar Hill, Seeley Hill and Bulkley Hollow roads and includes funds for the new police officer.
Recent flooding in the community has led to the need for additional work on the Tubbs Road and Holden Brook. The recent project on Holden Brook Creek was called a failed project by supervisors, who reported that engineers were in the creek Thursday evaluating the damage. This repair was part of a state project as it was in close proximity to the bridge that crosses the creek on State Route 49.
The Osceola Township supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 12.