2013-02-06 / Front Page

County Meets Briefly

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

NEWS EDITOR

The Fulton County commissioners convened Tuesday morning to attend to several issues including the review of blue prints for the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

Jerre Parson of Dennis E. Black Engineering presented the commissioners with the blue prints and led a discussion on possible security-related changes to the office north of McConnellsburg on Great Cove Road. Alterations to windows and doors were touched on as well as office space constraints and storage. Parson was instructed to obtain cost estimates for the proposed work.

The commissioners went on to meet with county solicitor Stanley Kerlin regarding the implementation of a unified parcel identification system. Kerlin said he has obtained a list of commonly asked questions regarding UPI and has drafts of pertinent documents to give to the commissioners, tax assessor Michelle Sowers and prothonotary Patty Fix.

Kerlin also discussed a property line or land ownership dispute under way between a Knobsville landowner and the Bureau of Forestry, owner of the former Gladfelter property. Kerlin emphasized the county should have no involvement in the issue and deemed it a “private matter.”

A professional services contract was presented for review and approved with CES Engineering for sidewalk work and curb cutouts to be completed.

The commissioners then met with their solicitor behind closed doors for potential litigation before conducting a follow-up executive session with human services administrator Jean Snyder for personnel reasons.

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