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Thursday, May 6, 2010

POTTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

POTTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
AGENDA For May 6, 2010 CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE WITH FINANCIALS

MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING – 4/22/10

- Correct wage for 4-H summer hires is $8.20, not $8.40

NEW BUSINESS

• RECOGNITION – Potter County Jail – Certificate of 100% Compliance for 2010

• SPEAKER – Marilyn Bock, CEO, Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers

• OPENING OF BIDS
o Toro Wheel Horse Mower
o Office Furniture
o 2002 Chevy Impala

• TREE REMOVAL QUOTES

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS

• INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT – Between Potter, Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties for reciprocal disaster preparedness and prevention, and emergency response and recovery in support of the North Central Task Force (NCTF).

• MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT – Between Potter, Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties on behalf of the NCTF to set forth and formalize their agreement for the provision of expected policies, procedures and services for the effective and efficient fiscal administration and operation of the NCTF.

• INTERNGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT – Under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act between the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), Potter County Domestic Relations Section of the Court of Common Pleas and the Potter County Commissioners.

• PCHS CONTRACTS

MENTAL HEALTH 2008/2009 2009/2010
Beacon Light Behavioral Health
Respite N/A $83.68/per day
4/19/10 to 6/30/10

TRAINING REQUESTS

• Retroactive - Colleen Wilbur (PCHS) – SCA Fiscal Officer Conference, May 6, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and registration fee ($70.00) expenses.

Purpose: Required for new 5 year BDAP contract

• Sherry Hoffman (PCHS) – P4A Membership Meeting/PDA Quarterly, June 16-17, 2010, State College, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and lodging ($214.84) expenses.

Purpose: Required quarterly meetings with PDA & P4A

• Tom Rathmell (Jail) – ServSave Certification Program, May 24 and June 7, 2010, Port Allegany, Pa. Request for meals, mileage and registration fee ($180.00) expenses.

Purpose: Required certification training

PERSONNEL

• HIRING – Potter County Chief Assessor Joe Lewis requests the hiring of Jacob Ostrom as a summer assistant through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Work Study Program at an hourly rate of $8.20, effective May 17 through August 20, 2010 and for 3 weeks during the Christmas holiday break.

PHEAA reimburses employers for up to 40% of the salary.

• HIRING – County Extension Director Don Tanner recommends the hiring of
Sheila Gabreski as part-time Secretary/Clerk II, Class III effective April 28, 2010 at an hourly pay rate of $8.40 per the union contract.

• EMERGENCY TEMPORARY HIRE – District Attorney Andy Watson recommends the temporary emergency hiring of Jackie Yoder as Victim Witness Coordinator effective May 10, 2010 through June 1, 2010.

Approval has been obtained from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Office of Victims’ Services for this temporary hire.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well I guess lying to voters about his salary wasn't enough, now Andy wants to spend more money.

Anonymous said...

Let's keep those oak trees at Rigas Building!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I guess no gas money for a trip to Gaslands.

Anonymous said...

To blogger number one, Andy is NOT spending more money he simply is filling a vacancy in a position that has already been there. As to him lying about his salary you misread that article all those months ago. He was willing to take a smaller salary UNTIL the reimbursement money came in from the state, however state laws prevented him from doing this.

As to blogger number two. You may like those pin oaks, but the roots are destroying the foundation of the Gunzburger Annex so unless you fancy hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars going to restructuring the foundation you should be grateful that the Commissioners have the foresight to prevent this from happening.

Anonymous said...

Blogger 4.....there are more problems with that buildings than the roots. Pin Oaks are planted in residential areas and near buildings because of their shallow root system....

Uses: large parking lot islands (> 200 square feet in
size); wide tree lawns (>6 feet wide); medium-sized
parking lot islands (100-200 square feet in size);
medium-sized tree lawns (4-6 feet wide);
recommended for buffer strips around parking lots or
for median strip plantings in the highway; reclamation
plant; screen; shade tree; specimen; sidewalk cutout
(tree pit); residential street tree; tree has been
successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution,
poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or drought are
common

Taxpayer with meager funds left over. said...

Funny how the Gunzzy Building was just a decade or so ago deemed unsafe for human occupancy ... but now hundreds of humans occupy it every day.

Was is just the school boards ploy to get a new grade school then? (Was the cost to renovate cheaper then a new school?)

If you say new was cheaper, then why not a new annex instead of taking over the Gunzzy bulding?

Where is the cost savings report showing how much the county saves us taxe payers by having this Gunzzy building?

Anonymous said...

the commissioners wanted those fancy offices to rest there lazey a-- in.

Anonymous said...

Some people have short memories. The former commissioners were ready to take out a loan of I think $5 million dollars or maybe $3 million dollars to build a big new annex across from the jail but then the old school got donated to the county and so that saved a lot of money and solved a space crunch. Then the new commissioners got some offices to come into the old school and use the rent to pay off maintainance and cleaning costs and fixup there so it ended up saving the taxpayers a lot of debt repayment and what is wrong with that?

Anonymous said...

Oh you just GOTTA love how time heals the wounds of lies!

Just give it some time and you can twist your lies up into a nice little alternate reality that everyone will believe, because apparently memory doesn't serve those around here well.

Crooks!

Anonymous said...

Factor in increased cooling costs when removing those trees....they shade a lot of windows that face east and south. Those fancy conference rooms will be getting even hotter!!!!