County OKs shelters, generators for 911 tower sites

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 Susquehanna County Commissioners approved the purchase of two communications shelters for use at the Great Bend and Hop Bottom tower sites, at a cost of $134,775 using Costars pricing.

Generators were also purchased for use at those towers sites from Lawton Power Systems at a cost of $40,186.20. The generators are both 30kW, liquid cooled, with switch, batteries and setup included.

The county entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Susquehanna Community School District for the school-based Juvenile Probation Program, effective through Aug. 1, 2024.

True View Security Solutions, of Binghamton, NY, was tapped by the commissioners for fire system replacement in the county office building, at a cost of $115,638.60, including installation, setup, training. The system also include a three-year full warranty.

The commissioners also gave their nod to entering a contract with TuWay Communications for hardware, service and licensing for the VESTA 911 system command posts, at a cost of $21.640.28

The commissioners also approved entering into a provider agreement between the Lackawanna – Susquehanna Behavioral Health/ Intellectual Disabilities/ Early Intervention program and Peerstar LLC, effective for fiscal year 2023-24.

An agreement was approved between Susquehanna County Children and Youth Services and George Junior Republic Preventative Aftercare, Grove City, for services provided for Intensive at a per diem rate of $57.26 and Life Skills at a per diem rate of $34.27, effective through June 30, 2024.

The county re-upped the contract with the Progress Authority through to the end of 2024 to provide administration and development of economic development in Susquehanna County, effective October 11, 2023, through December 31, 2024, at a total cost of $143,692.00.

The commissioner to ratified and acknowledged the resignation/retirement of Darlene Sheridan from the position of Administrative Assistant for Juvenile Probation, part-time, effective September 26.

Proclamations approved by the commissioners included:

*World Polio Day: Oct. 4;

*Operation Green Light

*October as Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month.

The commissioners also approved a series of resolutions in compliance with the Community Development Block Program.

The county will advertise for bids for Refuse Service. Bids will be due noon, Nov. 14. Quote forms must be used and are available from the Chief Clerk. Bids will be opened at the Nov. 15 meeting.

In the salary board meeting, the board created a part-time position of Death Investigator, effective Oct. 11.

A full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst position was added by the board at an annual salary of $45,727.79.

The county pension board opted to give no cost of living increase under Act 63.

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