Commissioners tackle first business of new year

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

In their first meeting of the new year the Susquehanna County Commissioners returned with a lengthy agenda of contracts, purchases, change orders, and personnel matters at the Wednesday, Jan. 12, meeting.

The commissioners approved the renewal of a land lease with Zoran Cupric Life Insurance Trust for the 911 tower, at an annual cost of $30,000, paid with PEMA funding.

The county also entered into a 20-year, no cost, site lease agreement for a 911 tower with Bluestone Pipeline Company.

Change orders were approved for the public safety facility in the amount of $114,076.17.

The county is purchasing two, 20-yard, roll-off containers for the Recycling Center, at a cost of $18,540, paid with grant funding.

Other purchases included a color, wide-format scanner for the Planning Department costing $7,530; and a dual-sided badge printer, with ribbons and a cleaning kit, with on-site setup and programming at a cost of $2,472.65.

The commissioners allocated $40,000 in county matching funds for the agricultural easement purchases for the 2022 program year, effective Jan. 12.

Row office solicitors were appointed for the year, at a flat rate fee of $1,500 for their services.

Appointments include: Michael Gathany, as solicitor for the Coroner’s office, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts offices; Sheriff’s office, and Treasurer’s office; Michael Briechle, as solicitor for the Auditor’s office; and Joel M. Wolff, for the Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills office.

In personnel matters, the commissioners ratified and approved the transfer of Marshall Hild from the position of Administrative Assistant/Grant Coordinator for 911 to the position of Human Resources/Systems and Budget Coordinator, effective Jan. 10.

They also ratified and acknowledged the hiring of Wesley Campbell to the position of Domestic Relations Establishment Specialist/Court Liaison, effective Jan. 10, and the hiring of Taylor McKeeby to the position of Assistant Director of Domestic Relations, effective Jan. 18.

The commissioners accepted, with regret, the resignation of John Nagy from a part-time 911 telecommunicator position, effective Jan. 21. The commissioners commended Nagy, saying he was an excellent employee who “did a great job.”

The salary board also convened, and set the meal allowances for non-union employees to $9/breakfast; $15/lunch; and $31/dinner. Commissioner Alan Hall explained the meal allowances are for county personnel that are traveling to seminars and conferences.


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