Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The Senate approved no major legislation during the week.
The House approved no major legislation during the week.
The House passed a bill to revamp prize limits and reporting rules for small games of chance. Under
the measure, weekly prize limits increase from $5,000 to $25,000. In
addition, it changes the conditions under which a license can be suspended, revoked or not renewed. State Reps. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport; Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro, voted yes.
The Lycoming County commissioners approved an agreement with Muncy Township calling for the county to replace rock along the shoulder of the access road leading into the Timber End business park. Commissioners Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare voted in favor of the agreement. Commissioner Jeff C. Wheeland was absent.
By the same vote, the commissioners approved receipt of a $400,000 state grant that will be used to pay for the replacement of relocation of county emergency communication towers.
Hughesville Borough Council approved in a 6-0 vote a three-year contract for Police Chief Jason Gill, whose salary increased by 2 percent to $45,257 this year. Voting in favor were Councilmen Jeffery Berger, Andrew Mook, Curtis Michael, Mary Burns, James Savage and Richard Smith.
Loyalsock Township supervisors voted unanimously to approve a conditional use for property at 2700 Lycoming Creek Road to be used for oilfield service storage by Grant Production Testing Services of Alberta, Canada. Voting yes were John C. Bower, Jeff Rauff, Virginia Eaton, Marc Sortman and Rick Wheeland.
City Council entered an agreement and ordinance to join the Pennsylvania Municipal Employee Cooperative for health care. Voting 7-0, were Council President Bill Hall, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Bonnie Katz, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith.
The Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 6-3 to not bring back John Confer as the varsity football head coach. Voting against Confer were board members Harry Brungard, Shelley Helm, Harry Miller, John Shireman, Karen Stover and Heather Williamson. Board members Robert Pryor, Craig Allen and Denise Smith voted in favor of Confer.
The board also voted 8-1 against bringing back Seth Steele as the varsity boys soccer head coach. Voting no to Steele were Allen, Brungard, Helm, Miller, Shireman, Stover, Williamson and Pryor. Smith was the only vote of support for Steele.
Also, the board voted 6-3 to approve a contract proposal between the district and the education association. The proposal was created by a state mediator after the two sides could not come to an agreement. Voting in favor of the contract were Allen, Pryor, Helm, Brungard, Stover and Williamson. Voting against the proposal were Miller, Shireman and Smith.
The South Williamsport Area School Board voted 9-0 to adopt the preliminary 2012-13 general fund budget. Voting in favor were John Engel Jr., Donald Lowe, Mary Ann Cowden, Gregory Anthony, Gregg Balawajder, Christopher Branton, Jerry Broskey, Samuel Burch and Sue Davenport.
By the same count, the board voted to request proposals for energy efficiency building modifications.