Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Hollister and the Montrose District Court is now moved in to the new offices, located in the County Courthouse, with an entrance and parking located on Lake Avenue.
The district court office is located in the former site of the County Treasurer’s office.
The old jail still houses some of the county maintenance department’s equipment said County Commissioner Alan Hall at the Feb. 22 commissioners’ meeting.
After that equipment is relocated, the county will be able to have an engineering assessment done on the old jail.
The magistrate’s office move is just part of the ongoing renovations at the courthouse complex.
The commissioners approved a change order in the amount of $280,000 for renovations happening on the third floor on the building.
The change order includes plans to expand Courtroom 2; and changes to three rooms in the District Attorney’s offices.
Hall said Act 13 money would be used to pay the cost.
In other business, the commissioners approved the hiring of Britney Darrow as the Assistant Head Real Estate Tex Clerk in the County Assessment Office; and approved the transfer of Sarah Proof from Field Appraiser Trainee to Assistant Director of Assessment.
The commissioners also acknowledged the hiring by Judge Hollister of Laura Mitchell as the assistant office manager in the Montrose District Court office.
The county accepted the 9-1-1 Statewide Interconnectivity Funding grant agreement between the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the county in the amount of $48,000 for the NECORE ESINet & CPE Project.
The commissioners approved the purchase of the software license and professional service agreement with KNOWink, effective March 1 through Feb. 29, 2020, for digital poll pads.
Annual support and maintenance throughout the term of the contract is as follows: year 1: $74,405; year 2: $5,625; and year 3, $5,625.
The move to the digital poll book will move the county away from the hardcopy, manual poll books at voting precincts.
Hall said the electronic system reduces voter wait time.
The commissioners also noted the electronic poll books were easy to use for the p
- oll workers and are currently being used in neighboring Wayne County.
- The county signed a memorandum of understanding with Penn State Extension for the year, with the county portion set at $30,000 per calendar quarter while the full-time agricultural enterprise educator position is vacant; and increased to $3-,750 per quarter when the position is filled.
- The county is also advertising for public bid a list of surplus items.
- The items will be available for public examination on Monday, March 6, at the county maintenance office, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Bids on items must be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 6. Sealed bids will be opened during the March 8 commissioners’ meeting.
- Bidders will be notified on March 9 by telephone and must remit payment and physically claim the items by March 13 at 4 p.m.
- County employees are not eligible to bid on the items.
- Items up for bid include windows, filing cabinets, drafting tables, ceiling fans, wall sconces with double lights; doors, benches, as well as computer and server-related items.