2008-11-13 / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business


The Fulton County commissioners signed a contract agreement last Tuesday with an area construction company and gave their final authorization for the company to begin its efforts as part of the ongoing renovations at the Fulton County Library.

Chairperson Bonnie Mellott Keefer was given authorization to sign the contractual agreement with Eagle Construction Co., which was also given the nod to proceed with the purchase and installation of a sprinkler system. The agreement with Eagle Construction Co. totals $111,900.

Other projects discussed on November 4 with county projects coordinator Karen Hann include the JLG turning-lane project, the addition of a sunroom at the Warfordsburg Senior Center and the relocation of the Needmore-based magisterial district judge office into the adjacent firehall.

On a motion by Dan Swain, the commissioners agreed to proceed with the submission of a "notice to proceed" to Keller Engineers Inc. in connection with the JLG turninglane project on Route 16.

As requested by Fulton County Human Services Director Jean Snyder, the commissioners signed purchase of-service agreements with an array of companies that will provide services to the county on an as-needed basis. Companies now having agreements with the county include 1 Step Detect Associates, Adelphoi Village Inc., Appalachian Youth Service, Beech Street Program, Catoctin Counseling Center, Center for Arson Research Inc., Children's Home of York, Children's Resource Center, Christian Social Services, Cornell Abraxas Group Inc., Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Family Care Services Inc., Fulton County Center for Families, Hope Moore (sign language interpreter), Manito Inc., NHS Human Services, Professional Family Care Services Inc., Pyramid Healthcare Inc., The Children's Aid Society of Franklin County, T.W. Ponessa & Associates, Vision Quest National LTD and William Allenbaugh II MA.

Dublin Township's application for Liquid Fuel Funds was approved in the amount of $2,700.

On October 28, the commissioners met with F&M Trust representative Ron Froeschle regarding the quarterly findings of the county's retirement fund. Others on hand for Froeschle's presentation were business manager Tim Stanton, Treasurer Monica Seville and solicitor Stanley Kerlin.

Froeschle revealed the total account return for the period beginning July 1 and ending September 30 ended in a loss of 10.12 percent, which equates to a drop in the amount of $659,682.80. For the year to date, Froeschle added the county's retirement plan had a loss of 13.86 percent.

Michael McDavid of the Penn State Cooperative Extension office informed the commissioners he is in the process of working with County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) on public education and a natural gas project.

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