Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The Senate approved the infusion of $11 billion to the U.S. Postal Service. The bill would halt the scheduled closing of up to 252 mail-processing centers and 3,700 post offices. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, voted yes. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, voted no.
The House approved legislation to extend exemptions from regulations of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to credit unions, community banks and other smaller financial institutions. U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, voted yes. U.S. Rep. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station, did not vote.
The Senate and House were not in session.
The Lycoming County Housing Authority awarded a contract to Yoder Builders Inc. for exterior renovations to the Penn Vale public housing facility. Alfreda Baer, Henry Frey Jr., George Girio and Kenneth Young voted in favor of the contract. Dorothy Engle was absent.
The Lycoming County commissioners did not meet.
South Williamsport Borough Council voted 5-1, with one abstention, to turn down the recommendation to collect taxes for DuBoistown Borough. Those voting no were Dan Cupp, Henry Frey Jr., Ed Weinhoffer, Richard Harris Jr. and J. Bernard Schelb. Jeffrey C. Tompkins voted in favor; Benjamin E. Landon abstained. Robert Cronin and Anthony Mussare were absent.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to remove Gretchen Speicher as borough manager. Voting for Speicher's ouster were Council President Marguerite Dyroff and councilmembers Dr. John Pisarcik, Kenneth Scheesley, Mary Greene and Janet Barnhart. Abstaining were councilmembers Deborah Colocino and Wade Snyder.
Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority voted to approve mowing and paving contracts. Dad's Landscaping, of Jersey Shore, was accepted to mow the grass on authority properties for $592 per cut. Stafursky Paving, of Archbald, won the contract to pave streets when roads are disturbed by maintenance to water mains or other work. The price bid by the company was $73,755. Approving the measures were Thomas A. Frazier, Eiderson A. Dean, William Ertel, Dean P. Muller, Thomas Marnon, Johnny R. Meyer, Dr. Marshall D. Welch and Gregory Zeitler. William E. Nichols and Matthew Rebeck were absent.
Loyalsock Township supervisors voted 4-0 to approve a 90-day extension to review land development plans for the Park Home senior living project. Along with the approval, the supervisors will table any action on the plan during the review period. Those voting in favor were Marc Sortman, Virginia Eaton, John Bower and Richard Wheeland.
The Montgomery Area School Board voted unanimously to re-appoint Rogers, Huber and Associates as district auditor for the 2012-13 school year, to approve a rise in meal prices of 15 cents more for lunch and 5 cents more for breakfast over the 2011-12 prices, and to accept the resignation of board President Bonnie R. Taylor. Voting were Taylor, Adam Diggan, Gary Yocum Sr., Gabriel Blasi, Augustine Spizzirri, Christopher Johnson, Jody Budman, Paul Stryker Jr. and D. Todd Baker.
Loyalsock Township Area School Board unanimously approved the purchase of a Ventrac 4200VXD tractor for $31,256.64. Voting in favor were board members Edward Ade Jr., Sheila Yates, Stephen Dewar, Maureen Carey, William Carlucci, David Hornberger, John Raymond and Paul Young II. Board member Christina Kiessling was absent.
Jersey Shore Area School Board unanimously approved the request of Joseph Rankinen to enter Pennsylvania College of Technology as a freshman and not attend his senior year at Jersey Shore Area High School. Upon successful completion of his freshman year, Rankinen will be awarded his high school diploma. Voting in favor were board members Robert Pryor, Shelley Helm, Harry Brungard, Karen Stover, Denise Smith, Harry Miller, Heather Williamson and John Shireman. Board member Craig Allen was absent.
East Lycoming School District unanimously approved a teachers' contract with the East Lycoming Education Association. Voting in favor were board members Richard Michael, Lea Ann Hawk, Donna Gavitt, Diane Santo, Richard Bradley, Amy Rogers, Renee Laychur and Debra Sherlinski. Kellie Shaner-Gordner was absent from the meeting.