2011-10-27 / Local & State

Commissioners Conduct Routine Business Meeting

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners convened as members of both the Board of Assessment and Tax Appeal and Salary Board as part of Tuesday morning’s routine business.

On a motion made by Commissioner David Hoover, the county unanimously appointed Joanna Mellott to the vacant position of Emergency Management Management clerk/911 administrative assistant. She is slated to begin her duties effective November 14 and will complete 2,080 hours yearly. In a follow-up decision made as members of the county Salary Board along with business manager Tim Stanton, the group set Mellott’s salary at $10.09 per hour.

In sitting down with solicitor Stanley Kerlin and chief tax assessor Michelle Sowers, tax appeals discussed by the group included the old Fort Littleton schoolhouse owned by Fulton Industrial Development, the main plant of JLG Industries and Great Cove Golf Course. The board reviewed comparable properties in each case, appraisals and the potential effect on the county tax base in the event of any tax reductions. Each group will be notified in writing of the county’s decision.

Technology director Eldon Martin met with the commissioners twice Tuesday morning regarding a quote from Tele-Plus for a modification to an electronic lock on the office area of Planning and Emergency Management. The quote totalled $586.

Karen Hann, county special projects coordinator, discussed the status of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects dating back to 2008 through 2010. Hann indicated quite a few projects from the 2008 contract year have not yet been finalized but will get under way after the election with completion of environmental review forms.

In regard to the 2009 contract year, Hann stated the Wells Tannery Community Park project has been completed, but others not yet finished include the Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center, which will get a new addition.

In other unrelated business, Hann obtained signatures necessary on requests for reimbursement through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The signatures were needed to help close out sections of the HAVA grant.

Tammy Bair was appointed by the commissioners to serve on the Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance Steering Committee.

Commissioner Hoover updated the board on the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. bringing its ladder truck to the courthouse in order for the downspouting to be properly unclogged and freed of construction debris.

An application for Liquid Fuel Funding in the amount of $1,200 was approved as presented by the Wells Township Board of Supervisors.

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