Commissioners recognize nurses at meeting

The Susquehanna County Commissioners honored local nurses with proclamations in recognition of Nurses’ Week, May 6-12.

Nurses from Barnes-Kasson and Endless Mountains Health Systems received recognition during the meeting.

May was also recognized as Von Hippel-Lindau Awareness Month. A woman attending the meeting has the rare genetic disease. She said it can cause cancers that affect up to 10 parts of the body and is unpredictable. But research into the disease is leading to effective treatments for many other cancers, she added.

May was also proclaimed as Older Americans Awareness month.

In regular business, the commissioners approved entering into an agreement to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), effective July 1 through June 30, 2020.

The commissioners approved exoneration requests from the Tax Claim Bureau for parcels in Lenox, Lathrop, Clifford, Silver Lake, Harmony townships and Hop Bottom and New Milford boroughs.

The commissioners approved opening a 3-month certificate of deposit with Honesdale National Bank in Forest City with $4 million from the Act 13 account at an interest rate of 2.5 percent. The move was recommended by Treasurer Jason Miller.

In public comment, Commissioner Alan Hall reviewed PennDOT’s roadwork plan for the upcoming season. (See page 2).

Questions were also directed at the commissioners from candidates also seeking election to those seats regarding the turnover rate of county employees, readiness for the upcoming election and county library funding.

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