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Warren County Commissioners Public Meeting
March 28, 2018 12:00 p.m.
Jackson Courtroom

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin called the meeting of the Warren County Commissioners to order with Commissioner Cindy Morrison and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston present.

Staff Present: Pamela Matve, Chief Clerk; Eric Hern, Fiscal Director; Lisa Rivett, Director of Elections; Lori Bimber, Register and Recorder; Ed Burris, Director of Veteran's Affairs; Phil Gilbert, Tax Claim Director; and Lorri Dunlap, Grants Administrator

Citizens Present: Josh Cotton (WTO); Annie Thomas, and John Able

Announcements:

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin listed the various meetings that the commissioners attended since the last meeting noting that no decisions were made.

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated there was no correspondence of importance to list.

Public Hearing:

Public Comment:

John Able stated that his comment is related to the conversation that took place at the work session regarding a representative coming to Monday’s work session to discuss the Starbrick generating station. Pamela J. Matve, Chief Clerk stated that she has left messages with the DEP but has not heard back from them.

Consent Agenda:

Agenda Content: There were no changes to today’s agenda

Minutes from the March 14, 2018 Meeting: there were no additions or corrections.

Fiscal Report: Eric Hern, Fiscal Director stated there was cash on hand of $623,875.00 and in the Erie bank account a balance of $196,693.00. There is no payable amount to give, and healthcare is estimated to be $55,000.00.

Proclamations for National Telecommunicator Week, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and National Library Week were read.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve today’s agenda, the March 14, 2018 minutes, the fiscal report as presented, and the Proclamations as read. Motion carried unanimously.

Old Business:

New Business:

Resolution #3105 CDBG Budget Modifications: Lorri Dunlap stated that quite frequently if a project completes under the amount bid, we need to move monies around so that the older dollars are spent first. Today I am requesting that the Commissioner’s approve moving a total of $88,071.77 from the Fiscal Years 2013, 2014, and 2015 program budgets from the Erie Street Reconstruction in Clarendon Borough, Rouse Home Emergency Generator, and the Willow Street Water Line Replacement in Sheffield Township to the Design and Construction of a Storm Water System for lower Center Street in Bear Lake Borough.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the CDBG Budget Modification as requested. Motion carried unanimously.

Agreement Lexis Nexis for the jail: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin explained that the jail by law must give the inmates access to a law library in some form. This agreement will give them a subscription to just that via computer.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agreement with Lexis Nexis for $103.00 per month for a subscription to law library research. Motion carried unanimously.

Mediation Settlement: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin explained that this was for a grievance settlement pertaining to Human Services, and today we must publicly ratify this settlement that has been completed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to ratify the mediation settlement at the amount of $7,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of the Amendment to the Maximus Agreement: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin explained that last year we entered into an agreement with Maximum on the strong recommendation from the State. Today we are amending this agreement to add 2018 and 2019.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the amendment to the agreement with Maximum for 2018 & 2019. Motion carried unanimously.

Personnel Report:

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin read the following Personnel Report: New hire Brian Zeybel, part time county detective at a rate of $32.05 per hour. The following changes in staff have occurred: Michael Grubbs promoted to Chief Juvenile Probation Officer; Brenda Beers promoted to Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. And the following have left the county: Carl Leichtenberger, Alex Keeney, and Jon Gerarde.

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve/ratify the personnel report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Closing:

John Able stated that there are two comment periods coming to a close one for the DEP and the other for the EAP.

Commissioner Comments:

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that the new line item on the agenda for correspondence, is for any correspondence that comes across our desks. If you feel that it is of importance to the public, please mark that you would like this included in our agenda for public awareness and give to the Chief Clerk.

Adjournment: Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned 12:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Approved:

Pamela J. Matve Jeff Eggleston, Secretary
Chief Clerk Warren County Commissioner