2012-05-17 / Local & State

County Attends To Routine Business

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners handled a full agenda Tuesday morning before attending a monthly luncheon organized by the Fulton County Partnership and then resuming meetings late in the afternoon.

On a motion by Commissioner Craig Cutchall, the commissioners approved two agreements totalling $10,300 with Avanco International Inc. beginning July 1 and concluding June 30, 2012. One agreement allows for the company to provide for consulting and ad hoc IT services and support, while the second document provides for child accounting and profile system application services.

The commissioners noted this new system has replaced Pennsylvania’s ChildNet and will eventually replace Quickbooks in the Services for Children Office.

In meeting with county human services administrator Jean Snyder, the commissioners learned as of March 31, 2012, Services for Children has expended

$1,011,154 or 67 percent of its fiscal 2011-12 budget. In comparison, $934,000 was spent in the same time frame during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The commissioners signed off on Snyder’s third-quarter expenditure report.

The commissioners then penned an agreement with attorney Lynn McBride to provide guardian ad litem services for Services for Children.

Business manager Tim Stanton discussed the maintenance associated with two blinking lights atop Sideling Hill. Stanton stated that in 1982 the commissioners signed an agreement assuming responsibility for the maintenance of the lights. Commissioner Irvin Dasher agreed to meet with PennDOT to discuss the need to have the lights in place given the latest round of roadwork done to straighten the curves on the mountain.

The commissioners authorized Chairman Rodney McCray to sign off on a requisition to begin drawing down the county’s loan by $190,366.48. The original loan totaled $1.4 million.

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