2009-01-01 / Front Page

Commissioners Conduct Routine Business

Judge Herman to be sworn in as president judge
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

The Fulton County commissioners signed a series of requests for payments and change orders in connection with the ongoing renovations at the Fulton County Library last Tuesday amid a series of routine meetings held with county employees and department heads.

Chairperson Bonnie Mellott Keefer was granted authorization to sign a change order from SSM Industries totalling $1,381 for the relocation of a water heater. In addition, five requests for payment in the amount of $253,947.81 were signed for Eagle Construction Co., SSM Industries and R&S Electric.

In an unrelated matter addressed December 23, the commissioners granted use of the courthouse hallway on Tuesday, January 6, for a reception to honor Judge Douglas Herman, who will be sworn in as president judge of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Permission was granted to McConnellsburgbased attorney James Schall for the event.

Technology director Eldon Martin updated the board on an array of issues, including the development of a video outlining the ins and outs of the newly approved countywide Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program. County solicitor Stanley Kerlin is slated to appear on the video, which will be shared with local school districts and municipalities.

Martin also reviewed computer needs for the business office and GIS information available to the public with the commissioners.

Commissioner Daniel Swain Jr. was appointed to a one-year term of office as the commissioners' representative on the Conservation District Board of Directors.

The commissioners also conducted two executive sessions to privately discuss personnel matters. Human Services Administrator Jean Snyder, business manager Tim Stanton and solicitor Kerlin were on hand for one of the meetings. No action was taken.

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