Commissioners tag Tator as new Director of Public Safety

The Susquehanna County Commissioners gave their nod to Ryan Tator to take the helm as the Director of Public Safety/GIS and Systems Database Analyst, at the Jan. 11 meeting. Tator has been serving as the department’s acting director for several months.

The salary board made several changes to department salaries, job titles and descriptions, prior to the commissioners’ meeting, including the creation of Tator’s new position.

The salary board also created a non-union 911 coordinator position; as well as the union-eligible position of 911 Operations Officer/Training and Quality Assurance Manager.

The commissioners ratified and approved a change order for William H. Lane Inc., for winter conditions and delays for the public safety center project, at a total cost of the change order at $280,280.07, paid from Act 13 funds.

The county entered an agreement with Greenman-Pedersen for civil engineering services, bid services and the administration for the replacement of the concrete curbs near the courthouse on Maple Street and Lake Avenue, Montrose, at a cost of $11,100.

The commissioners also opened bids for general excavating in regards to bridge maintenance, repair, restoration, dam maintenance and other projects, which will be reviewed by the solicitor and then awarded.

The county’s 2023 holiday schedule was amended – per the union contract – to include Friday, Nov. 10, as the Veterans’ Day (observed) holiday.

John Ramsay, of Brackney, was reappointed to serve on the Susquehanna County Planning Commission, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2027.

The commissioners approved the appropriation of $30,000 in county matching funds for the agricultural easement purchases for the 2023 program.

Amber Jacobson, Montrose, was hired to the position of Clean and Green Specialist in the Assessment office, effective Jan. 12.

Proclamations issued at the meeting include:

*January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month;

*and Jan. 9 as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Following the commissioners’ meeting, the election board convened with the sole item on the agenda being the approval of minutes from a November 11, 2022 meeting.  

The Susquehanna County Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 9 a.m., in the meeting room in the county courthouse, Lake Ave., Montrose.


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