2017-10-12 / Front Page

County Names Services For Children Director

McQuade to fill director’s position
Cassidy Pittman

Longtime Services for Children employee Christine McQuade was awarded the agency’s full-time position of director by county commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray, and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeting Oct. 3.

McQuade will take the place of the late Jean Snyder. The county had appointed McQuade acting director following Snyder’s death in late August. Her most recent position at Services for Children was intake supervisor, a civil service position that will be filled.

Other business addressed at last week’s meeting was the monthly update from representatives of the Old PA Bike Trail Steering Committee. Liason Anthony D’Anna, project co-ordinator Craig Bachik, and Chairman John Carlin met with a booklet of updates for the commissioners, and reported a successful open house was held on Sept. 23. After a brief discussion, the commissioners agreed to meet with the Bedford County commissioners to determine whether or not an advisory board could be formed. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the end of October.

Mary K. Seville, planning director, also met with commissioners to discuss the hazards mitigation plan update slated for 2020 and potential grant application to complete the update. Seville informed the board that to apply for the grant the county would be required to make a 25 percent ($12,000) match. In previous years, the required match was 3 percent. The commissioners decided to table the grant for a week to see if an update can be done in-house with combined efforts from county departments.

In other grant-related news, the JCJC grant-in-aid totaling $37,496 for the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, was approved. Burial expenses for veteran Ronald Ostrander in the amount of $100 was also approved.

The commissioners met briefly with Julia Dovey regarding the Fulton County Human Services Program, however, no action was taken following their discussion, and they met briefly with Karen Hann, CDBG administrator, and Jeremy Fletcher, CES Engineering, about the Needmore Water Authority.

The commissioners also held an Assessment Appeals Board meeting from 11 a.m. to noon.

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