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Commissioners act on personnel, contractual items

LOCK HAVEN — Airplanes arriving for the Sentimental Journey Fly-In made their presence known during Thursday’s meeting of the Clinton County commissioners, causing those who were listening via live stream to lose sound off and on throughout the meeting.

The in-person meeting was held in the pavilion outside the county’s Piper Building, adjacent to the airfield at the Piper Memorial Airport where the fly-in officially begins on Tuesday. As always, many pilots fly in early, as seemed to be the case yesterday.

Nonetheless, the commissioners completed their agenda, which included numerous personnel items and approval of many yearly contracts for services for the Clinton County Children and Youth Services or Juvenile Probation office.

They also designated June 2021 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 20 as “The Longest Day” in Clinton County.

Under personnel, the commissioners:

— Confirmed the retirement of Michael Angelelli, assistant district attorney, effective June 25, with 29 years of county services.

— Approved the promotion of Megan Seyler from part-time custodial worker to full-time custodial supervisor, effective June 14, at a salary of $33,444.

— Accepted the resignation of Rachel Kibler, dispatcher trainee in the Department of Emergency Services, effective June 10.

— Accepted the resignation of Gabe Caprio as Community Planner, effective July 2.

— Confirmed the promotion of Gena Wilson from Clerk I to Clerk II at the Magisterial District Court, effective June 14, at a salary of $28,079.

— Approved the reappointment of Susan Hanna, James Maguire Jr., Paul Caimi and Clarence Rine to the Clinton County Revolving Loan Fund Board for a one-year term, expiring June 30, 2022.

Yearly contracts between the county and miscellaneous attorneys for legal services for the Clinton County Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office were approved at an hourly rate of $75, effective July 1 through June 30, 2022. The attorneys include Johanna Berta, Randy P. Brungard, Denise Dieter, Stuart Hall, Trisha Hoover Jasper, Patrick A. Johnson, David I. Lindsay, Frederick D. Lingle, John K. Lugg, Robert Lugg, Frank S. Micelli, C. Rocco Rosamilia, R. Thompson Rosamilia and W. Jeffrey Yates.

The commissioners approved contracts with the following counseling/psychologist.therapy services to the county’s Children and Youth Agency and Juvenile Probation, effective July 1 through June 30, 2022: Community Solutions, Crossroads Counseling, Michael Gillum Psychological and Counseling Services, Keystone Counseling and Evaluation Services, McCloskey Counseling, Robert J. Meacham and Rebecca M. Wright.

Contracts with the following service providers to provide placement for Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation were approved, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022: Adelphoi Village, Auberle, Bair Foundation, Centre County Youth Services, Childrens Center for Treatment and Education, Clear Vision Residential Treatment, Community Specialists Corp., Cornel Abraxas Group, Diakon Child, Family and Community Services, Diversified Treatment Alternatives Centers, Edison Court, Families United Network, George Junior Republic of PA, Keystone Adolescent Center, Merakey Pennsylvania, Outside in School of Experimental Education, Pathways Adolescent Center, Pentz Run Youth Services and The Summit School.

The county approved contracts for daycare to Barnes Group Day Care Home and River Valley Regional YMCA Child Care, effective July 1 through June 30, 2022, and with Coploff, Ryan and Houser for legal services in dependency proceedings for Children and Youth at a rate of $100 per hour.

Also approved were contracts between the county and Clinton County Community Connections, Confer Home Health Services, Infant Development Program and Annie Halenbake Ross Library for social services needs.

Other items approved include:

— A service agreement with Central Intermediate Unit 10 to provide a second GED instructor for up to five classroom hours and one prep hour per week for inmates at the Clinton County Correctional Facility at an hourly rate of $32.16 plus $6.72 per round trip cost and up to $600 for supplies, effective July 1, through June 30, 2022.

— A medical assistance transportation program agreement with the PA Department of Health; a one-year renewal agreement with Micro Focus Software at an annual cost of $15,696 and email archival support services at an annual cost of $3,807; a one-year renewal with Morefield Communications for maintenance of the singlewire informacast paging system at a cost of $2,109; submission of an application to PEMA for 2021 Emergency Management Agency Grant funding in the amount of $41,591.

As the meeting concluded, Commissioner Angela Harding acknowledged June as Pride Month.

“Pride Month celebrates (LGBTQ) lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and questioning Americans. This segment of our population and their allies are working to achieve social justice and equal opportunities. I encourage everyone — regardless of your orientation or current disposition on the topic to work towards acceptance, kindness, and making our community safe and absent of hate and discrimination.”

And then she read this quote.

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression,” –Harvey Milk.

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