2011-02-10 / Local & State

County To Proceed With Filing CDBG Paperwork

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

After conducting a public hearing to review the final statement of objectives for the use of Community Development Block Grant funding in 2011, the Fulton County commissioners unanimously decided on Tuesday to proceed with the filing of necessary paperwork and applications.

Among the projects listed on the 2011 CDBG funding application are renovations to the deck and related items at the Hustontown Senior Center and exterior renovations at the Warfordsburg Senior Center. The two projects come in at $75,000 and $40,000, respectively, and are the two largest projects slated for this year, according to the commissioners.

Project administration is recorded at $42,000, while the walkin freezer and cooler combo unit at the Fulton County Food Basket and handicapped accessibility upgrades in Todd Township are both listed at $25,000. Sidewalk replacement and upgrades overseen by the McConnellsburg Borough Council come in at $20,225, and a public service project for the Food Basket is listed on the CDBG funding application at $15,000. Furthermore, the commissioners are proposing earmarking a total of $10,000 for an overflow evaluation in Todd Township.

No members of the public were in attendance on February 8 to hear the rundown of possible projects.

In other matters acted on this week, the commissioners signed off on several change orders in connection with the ongoing county renovation project. Additions now include $2,870 for tile replacement and installation for certain ceilings in the courthouse; $4,610 for altering the sidewalk elevations outside the courthouse; and $3,340 for FRP board installation.

On a motion by Commissioner David Hoover, the group renewed an agreement with the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church to use their parking lot. The monthly fee in connection with using the parking area is $50.

An agreement was penned with AD Computer to oversee a onetime only programming of the county’s payroll software. The firm is slated to receive $300 for its services.

Representing Lutheran Social Services, Dr. Judith Bassett shared with the commissioners information related to her organization’s services and future expansion to meet local needs. Services currently offered include financial stability program, domestic violence/ abuse prevention, case management services, a Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a senior companion program and Lutheran counseling services.

Last Tuesday, the commissioners sat down with county solicitor Stanley Kerlin to discuss who will serve on the election board during the spring election. As she currently serves as Fulton County Republican chairperson, Commissioner Bonnie Mellott Keefer agreed to not sit on the Board of Elections even though she will not be seeking re- election. Fulton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Douglas Herman will be asked to appoint a replacement.

An agreement was signed with Infocon Corp. for an image enabling software subsystem for the register of wills office. Setup will include an initial fee of $1,920 as well as a fixed monthly service cost totalling $175.

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