2017-05-18 / Front Page

County Ends Comp Time Accrual For Employees

Water system project to be rebid

Nonunion county employees will no longer be allowed to accrue comp time as of May 29 following a decision made last Tuesday morning by commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney Mc- Cray and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeting.

The choice to stop the practice came after a conference between the commissioners and labor law attorney Cory A. Innacore, of Pillar+Aught law firm, Harrisburg. County department heads were informed of the decision during a meeting called by the commissioners after conferring with attorney Innacore. Probation Department staff are the only county employees unionized at this time.

Bids submitted last week for the Community Development Block Grant-funded Needmore water system improvement project were rejected by the commissioners after having been reviewed by Bucky Zeger of CES Engineering LLC. CES Engineering reviews bid packages for CDBG-funded projects in Fulton County.

The two submitted bids, one by Guyer Brothers Inc., total of $1,284,734.50, and the other by C&R Directional Boring, total of $749,688.30, were incomplete and over budget, according to the meeting minutes and county chief clerk Lisa Mellott-McConahy. The project will be rebid.

Jenny Morgan and Amy Elias met with the commissioners to discuss their hope to install an adaptive playground (a playground with equipment for children of all abilities) at the Lions Club Park adjacent to the Senior Center near Warfordsburg. Still in its infancy, the project, the two women said, could be funded by grants community support and fundraising activities.

Some suggestions about how Morgan and Elias should proceed were made by the commissioners, who said that they would contact county solicitor Stanley Kerlin for additional ideas.

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