2013-01-09 / Local & State

Commissioners Meet Monday

Discuss many construction-related projects
STAFF REPORT

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with various department heads on Monday and made several appointments to start off the new year.

Among the annual appointments that were authorized on January 7 by commissioners Rodney Mc- Cray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher were that of solicitor Stanley J. Kerlin, chief clerk Daniel H. Swain Jr., Tax Claim Bureau director Monica Seville, chief assessor Michelle R. Sowers, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as sealer of weights and measures, Keller Engineers as county engineer and Director of Veterans Affairs Edward W. Stenger.

A construction meeting was held to discuss the progression of work being done at the new office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. On hand were Travis Horton, Tony Homer, Rick Grissinger, and Jerre Parson, who met with the commissioners and Swain. On the heels of the meeting, the commissioners agreed to a change order in the amount of $10,000.

In other constructionand renovation-related matters, an agreement was penned with Redland Bricks, which will be providing a decorative covering for the handicapped-access ramp leading to the jail. The agreement between Redland and the county totalled $2,000.

A sitdown was held with Ken Alfery, Larry Kostelack and architect Brian Haines to go over the final punch list for the renovation of the old jailhouse. A trio of change orders for the renovation was also approved by the commissioners in connection with this project in the amount of $2,697.52.

A Victim Witness Grant was accepted by the commissioners from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in the amount of $47,284. The grant is slated to run from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014.

An agreement was penned with Travis Kendall regarding the provision of temporary secretarial assistance. The secretary will work during 2013 no more than 25 hours weekly at a rate of $11.15 per hour.

A contract was also approved with attorney Philip Harper to act in the capacity of county conflicts attorney this year at a rate of $18,750 for up to 250 hours. Any hours accrued beyond that amount will be compensated by the county at an hourly rate of $45.

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