2012-08-09 / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

It was business as usual for the Fulton County commissioners, who met last Tuesday as well as Thursday to oversee county affairs.

The commissioners sat down with Karen Hann, special projects coordinator, and Chief Clerk/Director of Project Development Dan Swain, who presented a change order in the amount of $752.43 for the Taylor Township handicapped-accessibility upgrades project. The commissioners authorized the change order and went on to sign an application and certificate for payment associated with the project totalling $13,456.13.

Hann also presented a 2012 third-quarter reimbursement request through the Help America Vote Act. The requests approved by the commissioners totalled $4,375.17 and $2,528.29.

On a motion by Commissioner Irvin Dasher, the commissioners signed off on a contract with McCray Construction LLC in the amount of $19,358. The company is slated to repair hail damage previously sustained at the Warfordsburg Senior Center. Commissioner Rodney McCray abstained from voting on the matter.

The commissioners did note, however, this particular damage has been filed as an insurance claim. As a result, $18,503.45 of the overall cost will be covered by the county’s insurance provider PCoRP (Pennsylvania County Risk Pool insurance program administered through the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania).

The commissioners met with Theresa Bricker regarding the founding of Renewing Hope Ministries Inc., a Christian transitional housing ladies’ recovery center now based in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County. On hand to hear Bricker’s presentation was Chief Probation Officer Dan Miller.

The location will be able to house eight women at any one given time. In addition, services will be offered at no charge to women suffering from various types of addictions, such as former offenders; physically, sexually and emotionally abused; women with self-destructive behaviors; and pregnant women looking for an alternative to abortion.

The commissioners spoke with Chris Sheffield, owner of L.R. Wilson Seamless Gutter, to hear information on different styles of gutters that are available for the courthouse.

The commissioners met with technology director Eldon Martin and Chief Probation Officer Miller concerning new software for the Probation Department that is currently being devised by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). Based on a recommendation by Martin, the commissioners signed an Intent to Commit form that will be submitted to CCAP indicating the county’s intent to use the new software.

The commissioners reconvened Thursday following the annual county picnic and signed a letter of intent to submit an application to participate in the State’s new Human Services Block Grant.

The commissioners then approved a service contract with The Impact Project Inc. for services to be provided to Services for Children.

On the heels of a conference call with fellow Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance members, the commissioners signed an agreement with Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties for the use of Mc- Connell Park on October 4.

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