2017-09-07 / Front Page

September Proclaimed “Recovery Month” By Commissioners

STAFF REPORT

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeting last Tuesday met with several of their department heads and took care of a number of county-related matters.

September was officially recognized as “Recovery Month” following a discussion with April Brown and Toby Ditch, Franklin/Fulton Drug & Alcohol Program; Drew Washabaugh, Beth Bryant and Dan Miller, Fulton County Probation Office; Julia Dovey, Fulton County Family Partnership; Sheriff Keith Stains; Erin Pistner, Elizabeth Gotwals and Renee Grimm, Fulton Behavioral Health Services; Teresa Turner and Kat Loutrel, Guadenzia Inc., a Fulton County outpatient drug and alcohol treatment service provider; Missy Reisinger and Gen Harper, Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance; Elen Ott, Fulton County Family Partnership; and President Judge Carol L. Van Horn, 39th Judicial District Court.

The commissioners met briefly in executive session to discuss personnel matters during the Aug. 29 meeting. At its conclusion, chief clerk Lisa Mc- Conahy was instructed to contact the Department of Public Welfare regarding children and youth services matters.

A public hearing for the Services for Children Agency’s 2018- 2019 Needs-based Plan and Budget and its 2017-2018 Implementation

Plan and Budget was attended by the commissioners, who voted in favor of both plans and budgets’ approval. In addition they endorsed the year-end certification for the agency’s fiscal 2016-2017 Children & Youth Social Services Program expenditures.

The commissioners also approved the county audit prepared by Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Other county business on last week’s agenda included the approval of the equitable compensation letter for Juvenile Probation; the Housing Assistance Program agreement between he county and Fulton County Catholic Mission; the July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, contract between the county and the Deveruex Foundation, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization; Todd Township’s county aid application for $2,221.01 in 2017 liquid fuels funds; and a lease agreement for the use of McConnell Park to hold a wedding ceremony Sept. 22.

Others who met with the commissioners were county technology director Eldon Martin; Karen Hann, director of elections, who was given approval of the November 2017 Municipal Election ballot; and Greg Reineke, to discuss electronics recycling.

Before they began the business portion of last week’s meeting, the commissioners took time to acknowledge the passing of the county’s longtime employee, Jean E. Snyder, human services administrator, who died unexpectedly Aug. 27, and expressed their condolences to her staff, co-workers, family and friends. They also announced that county offices would close at 1 p.m. last Thursday so employees could attend her funeral. Jean had been employed by the county for more than 40 years.

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