2011-03-03 / Front Page

Commissioners Add Another Town Hall Meeting To Schedule

Conduct routine business Tuesday
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall addressed some routine business Tuesday morning before sitting down to attend to some administrative duties.

The commissioners acknowledged receiving a letter from Eugene Gruber of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security commending the county and its staff for supporting and assisting in the development of the county hazard mitigation plan. The most current plan is set to expire on September 30, 2013, and contains strategies to reduce future disaster losses.

Karen Hann, county project developer, announced the Hustontown Joint Sewage Authority has signed off on the paperwork affiliated with their project funded through a Community Development Block Grant. It was noted that as a result of receiving the proper documentation, the commissioners and the county no longer have ties to the project.

County clerk and the commissioners discussed the replacement of jury chairs in the courtroom as well as the possible purchase of blinds.

Under questioning by the commissioners, solicitor Stanley Kerlin touched on several topics such as employee hours and pay as they relate to holidays; placement of bulletin boards in the courthouse; and individuals under the age of 18 handing out election/candidate information outside polling places.

With their first town hall meeting set for Thursday, March 3, at the Thompson Township municipal building, the commissioners revisited their meeting schedule for 2011 and made an addition to their calendar. The new listing for town hall meetings will be June 2 at the Dott Village Store.

Last Tuesday morning, the commissioners signed off on a 2010 Liquid Fuels Act 44 bridge fund report showing an ending balance of $15,382.13. An additional end-of-the-year report for 2010 detailing liquid fuels tax funding was OK’d in the amount of $14,423.53.

The commissioners noted in their minutes that Fulton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Douglas Herman has appointed Daniel Gun- nell to fill a vacant probation officer position effective February 22.

EMA/911 coordinator Vince Joyce along with Sidney Mc- Conahy of Mission Critical Partners discussed the wireless accuracy testing on local cell towers. It was noted the testing process would take approximately two months to complete and said related expenses would be covered with 911 wireless funding.

McConahy presented a proposal from his company to complete the necessary work that the commissioners agreed to evaluate.

The commissioners granted permission to the Area Agency on Aging to award a $319,896 contract to Rohrer Enterprises for the purchase of eight handicapped accessible minivans. The vehicles will be used in the shared ride CART transportation program.

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