SUNBURY - Northumberland County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to make emergency repairs and replace the roof at the courthouse annex.

The board hired Budget Renovations and Roofing of Shamokin at a cost of $19,900 to conduct the roof work.

Commissioner Rick Shoch explained that since the repairs and roof replacement work are an emergency, the project doesn't have to go out on bid. He said significant leaks have been uncovered at the annex located behind the courthouse.

Approving the resolution were Shoch and Commissioners Stephen Bridy and Vinny Clausi.

In other business, the commissioners said they are still seeking candidates for an open position on the SEDA-COG Board of Directors since Pat Mack's nomination to the board was recently rejected because he serves as a county employee (planning director). Bridy is currently the county's lone representative on the board.

The SEDA-COG board allows only one commissioner from each of its 11 counties and a member from the private sector in each county to serve as directors.

The commissioners agreed to renew a lease with Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit to use Room 305 at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center in Shamokin.

The board agreed to amend a lease with New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. (formerly known as Stabler Development Company) for stone quarry operations. Clausi said the county will now receive 25 cents per ton of material generated by the company instead of 10 cents per ton. Clausi said he negotiated for the increased tonnage revenue.

Commissioners authorized the tax claims bureau to sell properties at 641 S. Seventh St. and 643 S. Seventh St., Shamokin, from the repository list. The tax claims bureau also was authorized to conduct a private sale for a property at 1327 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township.