Carbon County Commissioners approved a number of personnel actions at a public meeting Thursday.
They accepted the resignations of Seasonal Parks Maintenance employee Shawn P. McArdle of Nesquehoning and lifeguard Katie Mongi of Summit Hill; corrected the employment separation dates of summer laborers Tristan T. Balliet of Lansford, Brandon P. Webb of Lansford and Blake E. Yurchak of Jim Thorpe, all with the Liquid Fuels Summer Program; accepted the employment separations of summer supervisors James L. Cimms of Jim Thorpe and Charles H. Leinthall of Summit Hill, both with the Liquid Fuels Summer Program, effective Aug. 20, and Summer Laborer/Buildings and Grounds, Gabriel A. Youngkin of Lehighton, effective Aug. 13.
Commissioners also accepted status changes for Bernard J. Newhard of Lehighton, from Temporary Parking Attendant, Parking Fund and Summer Supervisor, Liquid Fuels Summer Program, to Temporary Parking Attendant, Parking Fund, effective Aug. 14; James E. Youngkin Jr., Lansford, from Part-Time Corrections Officer, Corrections, to Part-Time Corrections Officer/Teamsters, Corrections, effective Aug. 30.
Commissioners also hired Amanda H. Mil-schewski, Albrightsville, as a part-time Dispatcher-Trainee at the communications center, effective Aug. 30.
They also granted seminar/training requests: For Adult Probation employees Joseph Bettine, Kimberly Cooper, Clifford Eckhart, Jillian Fittos, Matthew Kimmel and Ronald Kokinda to attend an Annual Requalification with Firearm session in St. Clair; the only cost will be for meals. For Children and Youth Services employee Toby Butz, attendance at the 2nd Annual PA Children's Roundtable Summit in Philadelphia and employees Amy Chickilly, Kevin Kane, Chris McLaughlin and Jared Soto, attendance at a seminar, "Engaging Clients from a Strength-based, Solution-focused Perspective", to be held in Reading.
The employees will be reimbursed for mileage costs. Chickilly, Kane, McLaughlin and Soto will also attend a seminar, "Engaging Incarcerated Parents," to be held in Reading. They will be reimbursed for meals and mileage.
Employees Jill Geissinger and Racheal Goodhile were granted permission to attend a seminar, "Family Reunion through Visitation," in Easton. They will be reimbursed for meals and mileage.
District attorney and sheriff's offices employees Timothy Nothstein and David E. Midas were granted permission to attend a seminar on "Precious Metals Enforcement," held in Lancaster. The cost is a $70 conference fee per person.
Emergency Management Agency employees Megan Fredericks and Mark Nalesnik were granted permission to attend the 2010 PEMA conference in Lancaster. GIS employee Lawrence Stawiarski was granted permission to attend the PA NENA Annual Conference in State College at a cost of $80, plus meals, mileage and lodging.
Human resources employee Linda A. Balliet was granted permission to attend the Excellent Supervisor Seminar in Scranton. She will be reimbursed for mileage.