2011-09-22 / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Agenda

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners sat down last Tuesday to review a list of possible projects to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant funding.

Among the proposed projects considered at the September 13 public hearing were a canopy replacement at the Warfordsburg Senior Center; installation of a handicapped accessible ramp at the east end of the former Domestic Relations office; improvements at Wells Tannery Community Park; additional nutritional awareness programming for the Fulton County Food Basket; upgrades at Fulton County polling places; and various improvements at local senior centers. The projects range in cost from $20,000 to $50,000.

Technology director Eldon Martin joined in on the conversation to discuss the possibility of providing software to the local municipalities to help monitor or manage stormwater planning requirements. Martin was urged to pitch the idea to the township supervisors at their annual convention held in October.

Following a recommendation by Tom Morisi of Keller Engineers, the commissioners rejected the bids previously submitted for the repair and resurfacing of county-owned bridges in Taylor and Ayr townships. It was suggested the projects be rebid in late winter.

A long-range transportation plan public meeting was held with the commissioners and Planning and Mapping Director Mary K. Seville, Anne Stich and Brandon Carson from Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development

Commission, PennDOT District 9 representative Dave Lybarger, Fulton County Partnership Executive Director Julie Dovey, Planning Commission member Jeremy Fletcher, Morisi of Keller Engineers and Forbes Road School District Superintendent Fred Foster.

County recycling coordinator Greg Reineke discussed an initiative to offer free, year-round electronics recycling. As of 2012, county residents will no longer be permitted to dump computers and computer-related items in the garbage.

A proposal from Tele-Plus was accepted in the amount of $9,675 for electronic locks and card readers for use in the old jail.

The commissioners reconvened last Thursday to accept a bid for custom improvements or modifications in the amount of $15,201 to be performed at a Harrisonville area home. The home belongs to a client of the Area Agency on Aging, which was given permission to award the contract.

Anne Harvey, Jean Snyder, Misty Kobel and Tim Stanton were appointed to serve on the Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance Steering Committee.

A Medical Assistance Transportation Program for the 2011- 12 fiscal year was executed by the commissioners in the amount of $387,053.

An employment agreement was signed by the commissioners for Jean Snyder to continue serving as county human services administrator for the calendar years 2012 and 2013. In addition, Deborah Pheil will provide the county with child welfare consulting services during the same time frame.

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