County allocates funds to emergency service agencies

The Susquehanna County Commissioners allocated money to the county’s fire, ambulance and first response teams and acted on several personnel issues in a brief meeting held Wednesday, July 10.

In an amendment to the original agenda the Commissioners agreed to allocate $375,000 from the county’s Act 13 money to help the county’s different volunteer fire companies and ambulance services.

The county received $7.2 million in Act 13 revenue, stemming from fees paid from natural gas drillers in 2018.

The Commissioners recognized Joann Bentler-Alfano from Register and Recorder’s office; Salene Herman of the Sheriff’s Department; and Elizabeth Karpov from Children and Youth Services for their five years of service to the county.

During the Salary Board portion of the meeting a motion was approved to amend the position of two part-time File Clerk positions in the Clerk of Courts created in July 2018. The positions were extended through December 31, 2021.

The Commissioners approved the termination of two part-time Corrections Officers at the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility.

After the meeting Commissioner Alan Hall explained that the pool of part-time correctional officers is large enough to sustain operations without having to immediately replace the two.

In other personnel action, Rachel Carrico was removed as a Right to Know officer for the county, effective July 10. Carrico transferred from a position of Assistant Chief Clerk to a post in the Register & Recorder’s office.

Several seminar attendance requests were also approved.

Agreement to advertise for bids for sale of a 2010 Dodge Caravan was also approved by the commissioners.

The Susquehanna County Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 9 a.m., in the Courthouse, 31 Lake Ave., Montrose.


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