From Staff Reports
Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The Senate by a 60-39 vote passed the Restoring American Financial Stability Act targeted to clamp down on lending practices, expand consumer protections and end bailouts. U.S. Sens. Bob Casey, D-Scranton. and Arlen Specter, D-Philadelphia, voted yes. Three Republicans also voted in favor.
The House passed the Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act of 2010 to extend through fiscal year 2015 the National Flood Insurance Program and the pilot program for mitigation of severe repetitive loss properties. U.S. Reps. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, and Chris Carney, D-Dimock, voted yes.
The House and Senate were out of session all week.
The Lycoming County commissioners voted to support a tax-exempt bond issue that will be used for a hotel development in downtown Williamsport. Vote "yes" on the measure were commissioners Rebecca A. Burke, Jeff C. Wheeland and Ernie Larson.
The Lycoming County Planning Commission approved a four-year transportation spending plan prepared by the Williamsport Area Transportation Study. Voting "yes" were Charles D. Springman, Richard C. Haas, George Logue Jr., Robert E. Bauder, W.E. Toner Hollick, Roger D. Jarrett and Larry Fry. Joseph H. Neyhart and Ann S. Pepperman were absent.
Old Lycoming Township supervisors approved an animal ordinance. Voting "yes" on the ordinance were supervisors John Eck, Janet Hall and Ada Godlewski.
The Hughesville Borough Council hired a Jason Gill as the borough police chief and approved an amendment to the police contract removing vacation and sick time from the part time officers in exchange for a 25-cent per hour raise. Voting "yes" were Jillian Perry, Jeffrey Berger, Richard Smith, Andrew Mook, James Savage and Curtis Michael.
The Muncy Township supervisors voted to participate in a police department feasibility study. Voting "yes" were Paul Wentzler, Thomas Schaech and Greg Gilbert.
Montoursville Area School Board approved installation of an audio system for 39 classroom projector at a cost of $30,014 at C.E. McCall Middle School and installation of seven LCD screens in the school's Common area at a cost of $52,971. Voting in favor were Robert Lorson, Dale Ulmer, George Hagemeyer, Tom McNamara, Jennifer Winters, Scott Konkle and Irvin Gleason.