2011-11-10 / Local & State

Commissioners Tend To Routine Business Matters

Authorizes change orders for renovation project
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners dealt with various business pertaining to the ongoing renovation of county buildings last Tuesday and followed up on their discussion with the approval of several change orders.

After speaking with Brian Haines via a conference call concerning the work being done at the sheriff’s office, the commissioners signed off on a total of six change orders with Palmer Construction Co. Inc. of McConnellsburg, including one which would require a deduction in the amount of $44,364. The deduction would eliminate any work on the jail such as the ramp and sidewalk work in the courtyard and the area adjacent to North Second Street.

Additions given a nod of approval were a ramp and railing totalling $24,873, which had been in the original contract; $13,210 to resume ramp and sidewalk work in the courtyard and adjacent to North Second Street and incorporate all modification to this work up until this date, including additional sidewalks leading to the west stairs of the old jail; $1,513 for sidewalks in front of the courthouse/ramp; $1,313 for concrete stairs and railing under the bridge/walkway between the courthouse and sheriff’s office; and window trim totalling $6,630.

The commissioners noted that the total net change order difference yielded by the six change orders resulted in an additional overall cost of $3,175. In a follow-up motion, the commissioners authorized a change order with Fulton Electrical Services for $1,150 for the completion of electrical wiring on a concrete ramp.

“It is noted that the change orders are being executed after phase two work was stopped and include new mobilization charges related to restarting this work,” the commissioners said in the meeting minutes from November 2.

In other unrelated business, the commissioners appointed Wells Tannery resident Jim Kriner, Rick Leese of Needmore and Marlin Lynch, Warfordsburg, to four-year terms on the Fulton County Planning Commission. The men’s terms of office are slated to expire on December 31, 2015.

The commissioners approved an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to receive funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016.

County Human Services Administrator Jean Snyder along with Fulton County Partnership Executive Director Julia Dovey and Fulton County Center for Families Executive Director Elen Ott met with the commissioners regarding a reorganization of the Center for Community Action (CCA) Board of Directors. The possibility of Fulton County withdrawing from CCA was discussed, but no formal action was taken.

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