2009-10-01 / Local & State

Residents Saving On Prescriptions

County updated on NACo prescription drug discount card program
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Fulton County residents saved more than $45,000 since July of 2007 by participating in a prescription drug discount card program, the Fulton County commissioners learned this week.

Business manager Tim Stanton reported that by offering the program from National Association of Counties (NACo), a total of 1,828 individuals have saved exactly $46,051.36.

In the month of July alone, statistics show 62 residents participated in the program, resulting in $1,448. 31 in price savings. The largest amount of savings posted since the inception of the program locally was $3,178.25 in September 2008.

Following a discussion with county projects coordinator Karen Hann on professional services costs, the commissioners agreed Dennis E. Black Engineering should remain on board as engineer until project completion.

Commissioner Bonnie Mellott Keefer updated the board on the status of the Fulton Law Library. Keefer stated Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Douglas Herman has been apprised of the county’s decision to oversee the filing and work associated with the library. An employee from the county prothonotary’s office will be completing the necessary duties.

Keefer added she was candid in her conversation with the judge in noting the filing was already backed up at the time of the takeover.

A contract agreement in the amount of $96,673 was awarded to TMS Excavating LLC in Mc- Connellsburg in conjunction with the Bethel Township southend sewer extension project. Notices of award and to proceed as well as waiver of liens were also signed for the project.

A contract agreement with U.S. Municipal Sign Inc. of Huntingdon was signed for the completion of the cooperative road sign replacement project. The agreement totalled $12,885.19.

County clerk Dan Swain touched on a variety of topics such as voter registration cards, the county eBulletin, the moving of records from the vault, budget matters and approval of the final ballot for the November 3 municipal election. Solicitor Stanley Kerlin also reviewed and discussed the final ballot.

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