2009-01-29 / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business At Weekly Meeting


The Fulton County commissioners touched on various topics Tuesday, including the drilling for a geothermal loop behind the Fulton County Courthouse, a letter of support for an area wastewater treatment facility and the hiring of a new probation officer.

In meeting with county planner Mary K. Seville, the commissioners signed a letter of support for a proposed wastewater treatment facility and collection system in Needmore. The letter was needed to accompany applications for funding to be submitted by the Belfast Township Board of Supervisors. Monies to be requested include Penn- VEST funding and H20 PA funding form the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Seville also noted during her sit-down with the commissioners that county employees will be able to participate in CPR recertification classes.

Chairperson Bonnie Mellott Keefer was given authorization to sign a letter to be sent to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The letter will indicate that the county intends to participate in updating the county Hazard Mitigation Plan. Seville will be the designated as the contact person for the project.

Keefer was also authorized to sign a Delegation of Signatory Authority for the State Civil Service Commission. In addition, Keefer signed a reimbursement request for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in the amount of $610.94. The reimbursement is for October through December 2008 as prepared and submitted to the county by the Fulton County Food Basket.

Furthermore, Keefer signed the Certification of County for 2009 showing interest collected from 2008 County Clean and Green funding totalling $4,034.34.

Chief Probation Officer Roger Strait met with the commissioners concerning the hiring of a community-based juvenile probation officer. The commissioners agreed the position should be offered to one applicant contingent upon the completion of a successful pre-employment physical.

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