(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:
The Lycoming County commissioners approved a $1.8 million drawdown from a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank loan on behalf of the SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority to pay for work associated with the Lycoming Valley Railroad bridge replacement. Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Tony R. Mussare and Ernie Larson voted in favor of the measure.
The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority approved an agreement allowing the authority to operate and maintain the Limestone Township public water system. Mary Bennardi, Paul Wentzler, Donald Konkle Jr., James W. Carpenter, Charles Hall, Robert Hippenstiel and Scott Slocum voted in favor of the agreement. Richard Haas and Jan Ransdorf voted against it.
Montoursville Borough Council hired Eastern Industries to do paving at a cost of $209,456. Voting yes were Dennis Holt, Robert Brobson, Gary Marshall, Ronald Shearer and Mark Tillson. Kim DiRocco was absent.
City Council voted 6-1 to adopt a towing-fee ordinance setting a $75 fee that six towing services will pay the city per vehicle when police summon them to tow vehicles and $500 license fee to start up and $250 annual renewal fee. Approving the measure was Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith. Council President Bill Hall voted against the measure.