Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House failed to repeal a measure barring the Department of Energy from enforcing lighting efficiency standards Congress enacted as part of a 2007 energy law. Voting in favor was U.S. Rep. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station. Voting against was U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard.
The House voted to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Marino and Thompson voted in favor.
The House and Senate are out of session until the fall.
The Lycoming County commissioners agreed to extend for four months the amount of time it will use the remaining funds of a $200,000 state brownfield assessment grant. Voting in favor of the extension were Commissioners Rebecca A. Burke, Jeff C. Wheeland and Ernie Larson.
Loyalsock Township supervisors voted 5-0 to place a five-year moratorium on drilling groundwater wells on 14 properties near the Loyal Plaza on East Third Street. Voting yes were supervisors Jeff Rauff, Virginia Eaton, Marc Sortman, Rick Wheeland and John Bower Jr.
Montgomery Borough Council voted 5-0 to enact a sewage facilities plan that provides sewer service rules for the borough as it moves toward disposing sewage at a regionalized sewer plant with Muncy Borough, and Muncy Creek and Clinton townships. Voting in favor were Whitlow Wertz, John J. Magyar, Christopher Kroft, Lynn Crist and Donald Feaster. Absent were Richard Williams and Rod Metzger.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to postpone paving this summer to save $116,000 that could be redirected for construction of a culvert. Voting in favor were council members Sean Simcox, Kenneth Scheesley, Wade Snyder, John Pisarcik, Deborah Colocino, and Marguerite Dyroff.
South Williansport Borough Council agreed to award a contract for the Susquehanna River Walk extension project to Eastern Industries of Winfield. Vorting in favor of the award were J. Bernard Schelb, Jeff Tompkins, Ben Landon, Ed Weinhoffer, Henry Frey, Richard Harris, Dan Cupp and Anthony Mussare. Robert Cronin was absent.
The Old Lycoming Township supervisors adopted a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan. Voting in favor of the plan were Supervisors John Eck, Ada Godlewski and Janet Hall.
Williamsport Area School Board approved in a 7-0 vote a Power Supply Coordination Service Agreement with Direct Energy through Pennsylvania Energy Consortium to purchase electricity from January 2012 through June 2014 utilizing a pooled purchase program at a cost of .5 cents per kilowatt-hour purchased. Voting in favor of the measure were board members Thomas Zimmerman, Dr. Durriya Esaa, Karen Harris, Brette Confiar, Jane Penman, David B. Stone Jr. and Jay Shultz. Board members Lori Baer and Dale Vollman were absent from the meeting.
Montoursville Area School Board voted to accept the 2012 retirement of Superintendent Dominic Cavallaro. Voting in favor were board members Dale Ulmer, Dora Pioli, Jennifer Winters, Robert Lorson, Thomas McNamara, Irv Gleason, Scott Konkle, Ellen Stoner, and George Hagemeyer.