LOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County commissioners approved a series of personnel changes Thursday - one of which designated the county's new maintenance supervisor, and others dealing with a minor restructuring of the county's Children and Youth Services staff.
The board hired Michael Lynn Duck Sr. of Lamar to be the new maintenance manager.
Duck, a graduate from Bellefonte High School in 1986, served in the United State Marine Corps from 1986 to 1990, and has a background in metal smithing, hydraulic repair, electricity, carpentry, plumbing, framing, roofing, drywall, painting and masonry.
He worked from 1990 to 1991 for American Coastal Industry in Renovo, and followed that with years at Evers Construction in Lock Haven and Haven Custom Homes in Wingate.
Duck's annual salary was established at $36,297.
In the other personnel moves, Children and Youth Services Director Gerald Rosamilia said the actions will result in an overall decrease in his 40-member staff by one position, but involve several part-time positions and a reorganization of staff responsibilities.
- Paul Brungard was hired from temporary to full-time corrections officer at the Clinton County Correctional Facility
- The resignation of Thomas Hunter as security officer in the sheriff's department was confirmed.
- James Krape was hired as security officer to replace Hunter, at a rate of $11 per hour.
- Erin Kunes was hired as a caseworker for Children and Youth at a salary of $34,568.
- The part-time case aide position held by Hannah Snyder for Big Brother Big Sister program was eliminated.
- Emily Rose Scotto was hired as part-time caseworker in Children and Youth at a salary of $17.73 per hour not to exceed 1,000 hours a year.
- Maria Franek was promoted from caseworker to foster parent coordinator, at a salary of $30,017.
- Hope Mitchell was promoted from caseworker to Family Group decision making coordinator at a salary of $42,018.
- Robert Farley's part-time educational liaison position was eliminated.
- The resignation of long-time Voter Registration Director Constance Bame was accepted with regret.
Rosamilia said the slight reduction in staffing wasn't necessarily related to the recent budget moves by Gov. Tom Corbett, who has proposed a significant cut in social service allocations to county agencies. The director expressed some confidence that the proposed 20 percent dip in allocations will be adjusted during budget deliberations?
The moves will result in a salary savings of approximately $20,000, he said.
Other board actions:
- Bills in the amount of $424,505.84 were paid, with the bulk going toward the quarterly payment for employee health coverage.
- An affiliation agreement was made with Bloomsburg University to facilitate the presence of a geology student in the MIS Department this summer.
- Liquid Fuels allocations in the amount of $1,911 for Porter Township, and $1,371 for Crawford Township were approved.