2011-05-12 / Local & State


County Conducts Routine Business
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners were dealt a varied agenda on Tuesday and gave a nod of approval to several issues, including upcoming work at the Wells Tannery Community Building and the employment of a temporary maintenance worker.

On a motion by Commissioner David Hoover II, the board unanimously agreed to award a contract for renovations at the Wells Tannery Community Building to Mitchell Constructors. The company will complete the necessary work at a bid price of $32,700. The commissioners in turn authorized Commissioner Bonnie Mellott Keefer to sign a notice to proceed in connection with the project.

In other matters, the commissioners hired Ryan Stotler to serve as a temporary, part-time maintenance employee effective Wednesday, May 11.

A bid opening was held for the walk-in cooler/freezer project at the Fulton County Food Basket with Brian Stoner of R.A. Hill Inc., the commissioners, county project developer Karen Hann and chief clerk Daniel Swain in attendance

General contractor bids submitted include R.A. Hill Inc. ($19,000); Palmer Construction Co. ($13,000); Southern Contractors ($15,885); TMS Excavating LLC ($21,513); Eagle Construction

Co. ($22,650); and Mitchell Constructors ($7,950). M.S. Johnson turned in a bid totalling $36,860 for mechanical contractor. All bids were tabled for further review.

The commissioners approved a resolution in support of the Wounded Warrior Project “PA Hero Walk.”

Planning and Mapping Director Mary K. Seville presented the commissioners with a joint cooperation agreement that she had previously obtained from Huntingdon County Planning Director Richard Stahl. The document was created by the commissioners of Fulton, Huntingdon and Bedford counties in October 1995 following the dissolution of the tri-county Solid Waste Authority.

Seville talked about upcoming transportation-related projects, including improvements on Chesnut’s Turn, which are slated to wrap up this fall. The project will include the installation of a temporary traffic signal to accommodate one lane of travel. Commissioner Keefer asked for Seville to get further clarification on the completion date as many individuals travel to the Hustontown area to attend Fulton Fall Folk Festival activities at the firehall.

The planning director also shared a report from PennDOT that states the bridge along Route 655 at Andover over Owl Run has been rated as eligible for rehabilitation only.

At the conclusion of their meeting with Seville, the commissioners held a 10-minute executive session for personnel issues. No action was taken upon reconvening.

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