The Lycoming County commissioners approved action items on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, including personnel changes, state reimbursement for new county voting machines and administration of CARES Act funds. 

TDA ACTIONS

Approve update to the TDA Report

  • Create one (1) Part-Time Temporary Prison Maintenance. Special Projects, Paygrade 10, not to exceed 400 hours.   

PERSONNEL ACTIONS 

Approve the following personnel actions:

  • Prison: Zachariah J. Zelewicz, as Full-time replacement/promotion, Maintenance Manager, Paygrade 10, Salary/$50,745.16. Effective 8/9/20.
  • Planning & Community Development: Christopher M. Musto, as Full-time replacement/promotion, Community & Economic Development Planner, Paygrade 8, $39,500.23. Effective 8/9/20.
  • Prison: Craig L. Robbins, as Part-time Temporary Prison Maintenance Special Projects, new position not to exceed 400 hours. Paygrade 10, $27.00/hourly
  • Planning & Community Development: Lori L. Weston, as Full-time replacement/promotion, Administrative Support Supervisor, paygrade 8, $53,746.89. Effective 8/9/20.
  • Courts- MDJ Frey: Cherie A. Bowen, as Full-time replacement Clerk III, paygrade 4, $13.95/hourly. Effective 8/10/20.
  • Courts- MDJ Frey: Amber M. Fink, as Full-time replacement Clerk III, paygrade 4, $13.95/hourly. Effective 8/10/20.
  • Adult Probation: Alexis A. Kilgus, as Full-time replacement Clerk III, paygrade 4, $13.95/ hourly.  Effective 8/17/20.
  • Information Services-Systems Support: Kayla L. Shireman, as Full-time replacement Clerk III/Floater, paygrade 4, $13.95/hourly. Effective 8/10/20.
  • Pre-Release: Abigail C. Burley, as Full-time Resident Supervisor (reserve), paygrade 5. $15.22/ hourly. Effective 8/9/20.
  • Pre-Release: Corey W. Brewer, as Full-time Resident Supervisor, paygrade 5, $15.22/hourly. Effective 8/9/20.
  • Pre-Release: Hunter Lomison, as Part-time Resident Supervisor, paygrade 5, $15.22/hourly-not to exceed 1000 hours annually. Effective 8/9/20.

Approve HR Activity report for the month of July 2020.


ACTION ITEMS

Vote on Grant Agreement with the Department of State for Grants for Election Modernization and Security (GEMS) Program Funds in the amount of $542,531.87. PASS 3-0

  • A continuation of the process to modernize voting equipment, which began in 2019. At the time the state agreed to reimburse counties for 60% of the expense. The county placed the application for the reimbursement and now the state is ready to release funds back to the counties. 

Vote on Real Estate Refund- 51-001-408 – Caleb Catherine $73.07. PASS 3-0

  • Caleb Catherine said he never received the bill as it was sent to a different address. 

Vote on Memorandum of Understanding with Donald Tressler, Sr. to provide appropriate communications for constable services. PASS 3-0

Vote on the purchase of high volume industrial shredder from JTF Business Systems IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,220. PASS 3-0

  • Shredder for records retention, which will come out of a $56,000 HUB Election Security Grant. 

MOU with Pennsylvania College of Technology. PASS 3-0 (on Thursday) 

  • The county will split the cost of construction of a sign for White Deer Golf Complex with Penn College. The sign will be placed on the Penn College property. Full cost is $30,000 so the county would pay $15,000 and the college will pay for the electricity to the sign. 

Vote on an agreement between the County of Lycoming and the Cornell Abraxas Group. PASS 3-0

  • Juvenile Probation’s contract with Abraxas for the 2020/2021 years. The program offers a number of programs for youth in the county. The contract comes with a 2% increase for most programs. 

An agreement with Essential Management Solutions for $18,504. 

  • This is the watchdog for wireless 911 calls, making sure the provider hits the right tower. 

Vote on Professional and Administrative Services Agreement with SEDA-COG to provide grant administration and activity management for a portion of the County’s COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant in the amount not to exceed $179,050. PASS 3-0

  • Administration of the county’s $10.2 million in CARES act funds. This apportions part of that grant to SEDA-COG for the administration process of the grant. 

2020 CDBG-DR Resolution 2020-19. PASS 3-0

  • A resolution authorizing the county to submit an application for leftover funds from Tropical Storm Lee. It also allows Commissioner Metzger to sign necessary grant paperwork in the future during the final grant process. The roughly $900,000 in funds would go to targeted buy-outs in the Muncy area as well as others. 

Recommend awarding RFP for Processing and Recycling of Electronic Waste to the following bidders: Green Chip, Inc., SAMR, Inc., E-Loop, LLC, and MRM, LLC. PASS 3-0

Vote on Annual Compliance Certification Form with the PA Department of Environmental Protection to comply with air quality permit. PASS 3-0

  • A standard annual letter from the Resources Management Services sent to DEP. 

Vote on the purchase of Green Eye Cooling System Units from Green Machine for the Recycling Center in the amount of $41,343.69. PASS 3-0

  • This is a budgeted item for a new cooling system for Resource Management Services. 

Vote on Title IV-D Cooperative Agreement with PA Department of Human Services to administer and optimize the effectiveness and performance of Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement Program. PASS 3-0

  • A five-year contract to take effect Oct. 1, 2020. The contract is meant to outline the duties and responsibilities of the Domestic Relations Office to secure the financial and medical support of children. 

Vote on Intergovernmental Agreement with Lycoming County Sheriff’s Department and Lycoming County Domestic Relation’s Section to perform various duties on behalf of the Domestic Relations Section. PASS 3-0

  • A five-year contract with the Sheriff’s Department. 

Vote on Intergovernmental Agreement with Lycoming County Sheriff’s Department and Lycoming County Domestic Relation’s Section to perform law enforcement needs and security on behalf of the Domestic Relations Section. PASS 3-0

  • A five-year contract with the Sheriff’s Department for security provided when someone enters the courthouse and provides assistance in the domestic relations office as well. 

Vote on Amendment to Agreement between the County of Lycoming and Dawn M. Hughes, PH.D ABPP in the amount not to exceed $20,000.

  • Hughes provides psychological services to the court in the case of Ariel Jane Harlan, who is charged with driving Joseph Sentore Coleman Jr. and James Calvin Rooks to and from the scene of a homicide in April, 2019. The agreement increases the contract from $9,999 to not to exceed $20,000. 

The commissioners present were Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger and Tony Mussare. The next public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Commissioner’s Board Room, 1st Floor, Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St. 

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