2011-09-15 / Local & State

Commissioners Tackle Routine Agenda Items

Urge employees to observe 9/11 moment of silence
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Kicking off their routine agenda last Tuesday, commissioners David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall publicly encouraged county employees to observe a moment of silence on Sunday, September 11, at 1 p.m. in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. In the county’s announcement, employees were informed a notification of the moment of remembrance was posted on the county’s’ Web site.

In other matters, the commissioners sat down with Human Services Administrator Jean Snyder, who reported only one citation was received during the recently completed licensing for the Services for Children office. Snyder went on to discuss the Tuscarora Managed Care Association’s contract with CBHNP that is set to expire in February of 2012. TMCA members, which include Fulton County, must decide whether to continue contracting with CBHNP, advertise for another provider or turn the program over to the state Department of Public Welfare.

The commissioners signed off on a contract with Adams Hanover Counseling Services Incorporated beginning retroactive to July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012. The firm will provide purchased services for the Services for Children office as well as juvenile probation.

The commissioners also met with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator Steve Thomas and county special projects coordinator Karen Hann pertaining to a notice from the Department of Community and Economic Development relative to the September 30 deadline for submitting a CDBG application for $221,599 in funding. Several possible projects that could be funded, according to the commissioners, include additional work at the Wells Tannery Park, work at the senior centers and handicapped accessibility at polling places and former domestic relations office. Public hearings will be held as part of the process in preparing the application.

An agreement in connection with the Emergency Food Assistance Program was extended through December 31, 2011.

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