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Cleaning services highlight Centre County commissioners’ meeting

BELLEFONTE — Cleaning services were a hot topic at Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting.

The commissioners moved to next week’s consent agenda a contract with Carol Froehlich to provide cleaning services at the Bellefonte Senior Resource Center up to two times per week for an estimated three hours per week. The contract total is $6,044 for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Additionally, a contract with Patricia Ketcho to provide cleaning services at the Philipsburg Senior Resource Center up to five times per week for an estimated 12.24 hours per week was moved to the consent agenda. The contract total is $21,880 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Also, the commissioners agreed to amend a contract with Wizzards Janitorial Systems, Inc., to discontinue cleaning services at the Centre Hall magisterial district justice office 49-3-04. The amendment reduces the annual contract by $3,797.43. The item was also moved to next week’s consent agenda.

There were several other items that the commissioners moved to next week’s consent agenda:

∫ Collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to provide coroner reports and toxicology reports for overdose deaths, violent deaths, and maternal deaths in Centre County. Participation in this program will provide $10,000 in revenue.

∫ Data sharing agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure integrity, security, and confidentiality of data. The Department of

Health will use data received from the coroner’s office to add to the National Violent Death Reporting System. The term of this agreement is

Oct. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2019.

Contract renewal with Power DMS, Inc. to provide software for the management of policies and online training. The contract total is $12,054 for the period of Sept. 4, 2019 through Sept. 3, 2020.

∫ Contract renewal with Twin Lakes Center to provide drug and alcohol services that include non-hospital detoxification and non-hospital inpatient rehabilitation. The contract total is estimated at $5,000, which is state funded for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

∫ Contract renewal with Roxbury Treatment Center to provide drug and alcohol services that include non-hospital detoxification, non-hospital inpatient rehabilitation, and non-hospital inpatient rehabilitation co-occurring. The contract total is estimated at $5,000, which is state funded for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

∫ Contract renewal with Crossroads Counseling, Inc. to provide drug and alcohol services which include outpatient therapy (individual, group, intensive), client support services, community based services, certified recovery services, recovery house, mobile therapy/case management, MAT, Vivitrol injections and partial hospitalization. The contract total is $187,788, which is funded as follows: Federal ($105,020), state ($81,221) and county ($1,547) for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

∫ Contract renewal with Brockerhoff House Corporation to provide representative payee services for intellectual disability and mental health consumers. The contract total is $21,480, which is funded as follows: state ($20,490) and county ($990) for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

∫ Contract renewal with Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc. to provide mental health services that include outpatient psychiatric evaluation/medication clinic, tele-psychiatry, peer support, family-based mental health services. The contract total is $17,000, which is funded as follows: State ($16,216) and county ($784) for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

∫ Contract with Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) 11 to allow the TIU, through the Department of Education– Office of Child Development and Early Learning, to disburse grant funds to approved grantees for training and technical assistance to early intervention programs. The state funds have been awarded to programs that focus on a program priority area addressing social relationships, language and early literacy or early childhood outcomes. The contract total is $15,000, which is state funded for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

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