Warden resigns; Dep Warden takes reins at county jail

The Susquehanna County Courthouse was built in the Greek Revival style – one of the architectural styles prominent in the Montrose Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

The warden at the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility resigned from his post on Sept. 2, after serving just under seven months on the job. The county commissioners accepted the resignation of Bruce Hall at the Wednesday, Sept. 8 meeting.

Deputy Warden Jeffrey Hindman received the recommendation from the Jail Board to fill the post of Prison Warden/Outreach Support at a salary of $70,000 per year, effective Sept. 2, with the county commissioners giving their approval to the move at the meeting.

The commissioners also accepted resignations from three full-time corrections officers, and ratified and approved the termination of a corrections sergeant/training officer.

The commissioners approved the following exoneration requests, as recommended by the Tax Claim Bureau:

*a New Milford Twp. parcel based on notification from the county assessment office that the mobile home had been removed from the property;

*a parcel in Clifford Twp. based on notification from the assessment office that the mobile home had been demolished and removed from the parcel;

*and two Bridgewater Twp. parcels based on notification from the assessment office that both mobile homes had been razed from the properties.

A change order from William H. Lane for the county’s new Pubic Safety Center was approved in the amount of $120,079.87, paid for with Act 13 funding.

The commissioners also approved the purchase of a Ferris Industrial Zero Turn Mower from Andre & Son Powersports at a cost of $7,252.

With the additional facility and number of employees added in the county maintenance department, the salary board changed the pay grade and start rate for the Director of Public Facilities post, with approval also given in the commissioners’ meeting. James Hawley is the county’s Director of Public Facilities.

The salary board also created the position of Jury Manager/Judicial Assistant/PFA Intake Officer which replaces the position title of Jury Manager/Clerical Assistant, per the recommendation of President Judge Jason Legg.

The commissioners acknowledged the transfer of Amy Bishop from the former title to the newly titled post.

The salary board also moved to increase the rate of pay for the part-time Task Force DARE Instructor from $15 to $20 per hour.

The number of part-time County Detective/School Resource Officer positions was increased to 20, at $172/day, per the recommendation of District Attorney Marion O’Malley.

The county commissioners meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 9 a.m., in the commissioners’ meeting room of the Susquehanna County Courthouse, Lake Avenue, Montrose. The salary board, election board and pension board meet, as needed, following the commissioners’ meetings.

 

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