(EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. Watch for it each Monday in the Sun-Gazette.)
Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
Congress was out of session.
The Senate and House were out of session.
The Lycoming County commissioners agreed to transfer $33 million in investment funds from Merrill Lynch to Citizens and Northern Bank. Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Tony R. Mussare and Ernie Larson voted in favor of the transfer.
By the same vote, the commissioners agreed to support a state Department of Transportation study of local transit, and to partner with the Chamber of Commerce to create a public cable assess channel.
The Lycoming County Planning Commission agreed to waive a slope requirement for an access road and leveling off area proposed by Pennsylvania General Energy in McHenry Township. George Logue Jr., Joseph H. Neyhart, Larry Fry, Cindy Bower, James Dunn, Howard Fry and William Parsons voted in favor of the waiver. Robert E. Bauder and Ann S. Pepperman were absent.
The James V. Brown Library Board approved a revised version of its 2012 budget, with a surplus of about $800. Voting "yes" were Harold D. Hershberger Jr., John M. Confer, Melissa E. Welch, William E. Nichols, Trisha Marty, Thomas P. Reeder, Kathleen R. Kelley, Gabriel J. Campana and Thomas B. Burkholder.
Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted unanimously to purchase a new backhoe, for $1017.83, with a $26,500 trade-in on their old backhoe. They also approved the purchase of a new commercial vehicle enforcement unit for the police department, for $75,000. Voting were John Eck, Linda Mazzullo, and Janet C. Hall.
Woodward Township supervisors voted unanimously to participate in the Lycoming County Area Television Channel. Voting were Wayne P. Robinson and Thomas Frantz. Allen J. Worth was absent.
The Loyalsock Township supervisors approved a conditional use for a proposed townhouse development near Four Mile Drive and Sand Hill Drive in the township. Supervisors John Bower, Virginia Eaton, Richard Wheeland, Jeff Rauff and Marc Sortman voted in favor of it.
South Williamsport Borough Council adopted a mutual aid policy that will streamline the way fire police provide mutual aid to other municipalities during non-emergency events. Voting yes were J. Bernard Schelb, Benjamin E. Landon, Richard D. Harris Jr., Ed Weinhoffer, Dan Cupp and Robert Cronin. Anthony Mussare, Henry Frey Jr. and Jeffery C. Tompkins were absent.
Montoursville Area School Board hired a network administrator during its regular monthly. Jeremy Loveland was hired at a salary of $58,000 per year. Voting in favor were Dora Pioli, Dale Ulmer, Ellen Stoner, Tom McNamara, Jill Kaplan, George Hagemeyer and Scott Konkle.