Impact fees to help with water projects
Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House voted 402-0 to pass the Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act, which reauthorizes the Adoption Incentives program through fiscal year 2016. U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, voted in favor. U.S. Rep. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station, did not vote.
The House voted 417-3 to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which provides for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources. Voting in favor were Marino and Thompson.
The House voted 200-2 to pass an act providing for the capital budget for fiscal year 2013-14. Voting in favor were state Reps. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport; Garth Everett, R-Muncy; Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro; and Michael K. Hanna Sr., D-Lock Haven.
The Senate voted 50-0 to pass an act providing for the capital budget for fiscal year 2013-14. Voting in favor were state Sens. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, and Joseph B. Scarnati III, R-Brockway.
The House voted 191-7 to pass a bill that would effectively create a Pharmaceutical Accountability Monitoring System in Pennsylvania. Voting in favor were Mirabito, Everett, Baker and Hanna.
The House voted 194-2 to pass a resolution memorializing the U.S. Congress to establish a special committee to investigate and report on the National Security Agency’s surveillance program and recommend any necessary reforms to the Patriot Act or the conduct of the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Voting in favor were Mirabito, Everett, Baker and Hanna.
The House voted 197-0 to pass an Act repealing an act requiring physicians to obtain informed consent from patients for treatment of breast disease. Voting in favor were Mirabito, Everett, Baker and Hanna.
The House voted 202-0 to pass an act amending the Unemployment Compensation Law, creating more provisions and requirements. Voting in favor were Mirabito, Everett, Baker and Hanna.
The Senate voted 48-0 to pass an act amending the Unemployment Compensation Law, creating more provisions and requirements. Voting in favor were state Sens. Yaw and Scarnati.
The Lycoming County commissioners unanimously voted to approve a $118,800 contract to McMahon Associates for the Muncy Area Corridor Access Management Plan. Voting in favor were Jeff Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare.
The Lycoming County Housing Authority approved $8,955 in uncollected charges for public housing accounts. Voting yes were George Girio, Henry Frey, Ken Young and Dorothy Engel. Alfreda Baer was absent.
Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority voted 7-0 to approve $210,000 of natural gas impact fees from Lycoming County’s share of Act 13 for relocation of mains at the YMCA and Susquehanna Health projects. In favor were William Nichols, Eiderson Dean, Steve Cappelli, Thomas Frazier, John Meyer, Tom Marnon and Matthew Rebeck. Absent from the vote were George Bierman, Dr. Marshall Welch and William Ertel.
City Council voted 6-1 to approve a rental ordinance regulating landlords and tenant activities but not requiring landlords to register their tenants’ identities with city Codes Department. Voting in favor were Council President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford “Skip” Smith. Voting against the ordinance was Liz Miele.
Williamsport Area School Board voted 8-1 to approve a change order to add a retaining wall on a slope between the Williamsport Area Middle School and the District Service Center at a cost of $42,661.50. Voting in favor were board members Lori Baer, Thomas Zimmerman, Jerene Milliken, David Stone Jr., Brette Confair, Jay Shultz, Dr. Jane Penman and Karen Confer. Voting against the item was board member Dale Vollman.
The East Lycoming School Board voted unanimously to hire Keith Haner as assistant girls soccer coach at a stipend of $1,882.50 per year; Craig Weaver as the assistant girls basketball coach and Robert Perry as the assistant boys basketball coach, both of whom will receive a stipend of $4,585 per year. Voting were Richard Michael, Lea Ann Hawk, Donna Gavitt, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Diane Santo, Richard Bradley, Amy Rogers, Debra Sherlinski and Randy Eddinger.