Commissioners approve hirings, pay county bills

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County board of commissioners met Thursday morning to approve the county bills and the hiring of several new county employees.

The board unanimously approved:

– Hiring Jason Laubscher as IT/Trainer/Help Desk Support in the Information Technology Department, effective Oct. 15. Laubscher will be working at an annual salary of $34,568(Grade J).

– Hiring Toby Boyer as Watershed Specialist/Education Coordinator at the Clinton County Conservation District. Effective Oct. 8. Boyer will be working at an annual salary of $36,297 (Grade K).

– Hiring Alaina Swain as part-time tutor in Children and Youth Services, Independent Living program, effective Oct. 15. Swain will be working at a rate of $12 per hour, not to exceed 1,000 hours per year.

– Terminating Frances Neff, part-time paralegal for Children and Youth Service, effective Oct. 11. These duties are now handled by an employee provided by the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network. Neff has not worked for the agency in quite some time, the commissioners noted.

– The salary of Julie Probst, who has been promoted from Correctional Officer to Lieutenant at the Clinton County Correctional Facility, at an annual rate of $38,111 (Grade L), effective Oct. 7.

– The salary of Torey Packer, who has been transferred from Correctional Officer to Case Manager at the Correctional Facility, at an annual rate of $55,107 (Grade J), effective Oct. 22.

“That may seem high, but he was a long time correctional officer. Someone resigned from case management and Packer is stepping up to fill a vacancy. It’s a 5% raise on his previous salary, which comes from many, many years of experience,” said Commissioner Robert “Pete” Smeltz.

– The salary of Vanessa Cantolina, who has been transferred from Food Service Worker to Correctional Officer at the Correctional Facility, at an annual rate of $28,891 (Grade F), effective Oct. 22.

– The salaries of Joshua Nyman, Thomas Keller, and Louis Cochran, full-time Correctional Officers at the Correctional Facility, at annual rates of $28,891 (Grade F), effective Oct. 22.

– The salary of Dorsey Littles, promoted from part-time to full-time Correctional Officer at the Correctional Facility, at an annual rate of $28,891 (Grade F), effective Oct 21.

“All of these hirings are to fill vacancies,” noted Smeltz.

The board of commissioners also approved the payment of the county bills in the amount of $1,881,762 for the period ending Oct. 11 and net payroll in the amount of $287,365.18.

It should be noted that, since the board did not meet last Thursday, the county bills cover two weeks.

County invoices over $10,000 include:

– $829,300 to M&T Investment Group for an ARC 2018 payment.

– Payments of $252,816.40 and $239,118.87 to Delaware Valley Trust Health for Medical and Dental Insurance.

– Payments to M&T bank in the amount of $101,433.41, for Federal tax (payroll), and $13,182.44, for State tax (payroll).

– Payments of $25,000 and $12,325.58 to the Clinton County Housing Coalition for PHARE 2017 (payment 2) and ESG 2017 (invoice 4).

– $33,961.88 to Aramark for a prison food contract.

– $33,281.50 to Central Counties Youth for a Local Match program.

– $20,038.54 to DVHIT for an HRA invoice payment.

– $19,056.84 to Mid-Atlantic Fire and Air for non-computer equipment/hazmat material.

– $15,097 to Woods Services for residential treatment.

– $10,053.15 to Kohen Cleaning Services for janitorial services.

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