2010-10-07 / Local & State

Commissioners Discuss Ongoing Construction Issues

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall have spent much of the last two weeks discussing ongoing construction issues, how those matters relate to everyday operations and what has yet to be checked off their things-to-do list.

On Tuesday, the commissioners sat down with business manager Tim Stanton concerning the need for monitoring the geothermal system located in McConnell Park and the possibility of contracting for the service.

Stanton and the commissioners also broached the topic of making preparations in anticipation of moving court proceedings from Fulton Theatre back to the secondstory of the Fulton County Courthouse. In connection with that discussion, Stanton raised concerns that the sidewalks along the courthouse would not be ready when court resumes on October 11.

Treasurer Monica Seville joined the meeting later in the morning with Stanton reiterating to the group that Palmer Construction is aware of what will be asked of them while completing renovations in a building that is occupied and occasionally houses court proceedings.

Technology director Eldon Martin updated the commissioners on the status of the new telephone system that will tentatively be up and running on Friday. Martin also presented a renewal contract with Global Data Consultants LLC, which provides support to the county when the technology director is unavailable or needs additional assistance. The commissioners signed off on the agreement totalling $15,912 for the 2011 calendar year.

In other business Tuesday, the commissioners awarded a bid for seven handicapped accessible minivans to Wolfington Bus Company, on behalf of the Area Agency on Aging. The bid totalled $229,985. The only other bidder for the minivans was Ilderton Dodge of High Point, N.C., which submitted a bid of $246,757.

The commissioners accepted an offer last Tuesday from David Merrill of $2 per pew for the 12 old pews that were utilized in the courtroom. The pews had been previously advertised for sale, but no bids were logged. The commissioners made their agreement contingent upon an October 1 removal date.

A change order in the amount of $5,160 was authorized for the floor of the courthouse hallway to be overlaid.

A contract was signed with Professional Family Care Services that will offer services to the Services For Children office.

A resolution was adopted authorizing the Area Agency on Aging to extend its line of credit with Susquehanna Bank to $750,000.

An announcement was made that notice has been received the Fulton Industrial Development Association has received grant funding in the amount of $24,000 through Appalachian Regional Commission. The money has been earmarked for a project entitled Fulton Industrial Development Capacity Project.

A contract totalling $4,800 was executed with P&W Excavating for paving and handicapped accessibility improvements at the Hustontown Joint Sewage Authority.

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