2019-02-07 / Front Page

Commissioners Name Election Board Members

By Cassidy Pittman

County election board members for 2019 were appointed by commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney McCray at their weekly meeting Jan. 29. Larry W. Palmer, Melissa L. Horton and Penelope A. Shives were given the responsibility for administering the county’s election process and voter registration in 2019.

Sheriff Keith Stains got the commissioners’ approval to purchase a 2019 Police Interceptor from Tri-Star Ford of Tyrone for $25,152.86, a purchase approved and budgeted for in the sheriff’s department 2019 budget. The commissioners also signed a document authorizing Stains as the signatory on all documents related to the purchase.

Mary K. Seville, county planner, met to discuss the State Transportation Improvement Program for 2021-2024. The commissioners signed a letter to Brandon Peters, transportation manager at Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, endorsing the county’s top projects.

Eldon Martin, IT director, covered various IT matters, including an Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) grant for courthouse security. Expenses and purchases as outlined in the 2018-2019 AOPC Grant Security Plan were then approved.

The commissioners met with solicitor Stanley Kerlin and Treasurer Monica Seville regarding delinquent taxes since Powell, Rogers and Speak collections agency filed for bankruptcy.

Lisa Mellott-McConahy, chief clerk, discussed 2019 healthcare quotes with the commissioners, and they granted approval to proceed as originally quoted.

An endorsement for the 2019 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project Grant application for the Fulton County public safety radio system upgrade was signed. A remittance of $500 for the application was included with the motion to approve.

Brad Seville, director of building and grounds, met with the commissioners regarding storage issues.

A three-year copier lease with Impact Office Technologies in the amount of $68/month for Magisterial District Judge Tamela Hemming’s office was approved by the commissioners.

An application for burial expenses of deceased serviceperson Ray E. Koontz was approved in the amount of $100. A $50 payment toward his headstone was also approved.

The commissioners met with Stephanie Stohon and Michael Lamb of Wessel & Company regarding the December 2018 Financial Flash Report. They then endorsed the Certificate of Cost Allocation for the year ending in December 31, 2017, drafted by Maximus.

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