Prison bills, airport work up for voting

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:


The Lycoming County Prison Board voted unanimously to approve the following bills for July: $32,835.54 for health services and medical supplies; $23,828.32 for kitchen supplies and food; $68,998.47 for general services, supplies and maintenance. The board approved revenue at $30,458.48. Prison overcrowding is pushing up costs, and the prison is expected to exceed its annual budget for the second consecutive year. Voting in favor to approve the bills and revenue were county Commissioners Jeff Wheeland, Tony Mussare and Ernest Larson, Warden Kevin Deparlos, Judge Nancy Butts, Sheriff Mark Lusk. Controller Krista Rogers and District Attorney Eric Linhardt were absent.

The Lycoming County Water & Sewer Authority voted 8-0 to award a $15,148 contract to Eichelbergers Inc., of Mechanicsburg, to drill and construct an observation well. The authority approved a $28,000 proposal by Meiser & Earl Inc. hydrogeologists for a preliminary pump test for two wells on Lycoming Mall property. HRG Engineering was awarded a $5,000 contract to provide support services for source water development. Voting in favor were Chair Mary Bennardi, Vice Chair Jan Ransdorf, Treasurer Paul Wentzler, Secretary Don Konkle, Assistant Treasurer Richard Haas, Charles Hall, Bob Hippenstiel, Jim Carpenter. Scott Slocum was absent.


The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority voted 6-0 to adopt a resolution that, if approved by the Lycoming County commissioners, will allow the county to apply for $3 million in state grant money for the terminal’s construction costs. Voting in favor were Chairman Mark Murawski, Vice Chairman Atwood Welker, Secretary William Martin, Treasurer T. Michael Hughes, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Ryan Tira and Christopher A. Logue. Rebecca A. Burke was absent.

Montoursville Borough Council approved final application for Community Development Block Grant funding for the Bennett and Pine streets reconstruction project. The borough allocation is expected to be about $84,000. Voting yes were Robert Brobson, Dennis Holt, Kim DiRocco, Ronald Shearer, and Eugene Boyles. Mark Tillson was absent.

School District

Williamsport Area School Board voted 7-0 to approve a contract for Dr. Don Adams as superintendent at a starting salary of $140,000 for the 2013-14 school year. The contract is for three years. Voting in favor were board members Lori Baer, David Stone Jr., Karen Confer, Dr. Jane Penman, Jay Shultz, Brette Confair and Dale Vollman. Board members Thomas Zimmerman and Jerene Milliken were absent from the meeting.


No votes were cast.


No votes were cast.