(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 House passed a bill to establish an American Manufacturing Competitiveness Board to: (a) advise the president and Congress on issues affecting the nation's manufacturing sector; (b) conduct a comprehensive analysis of such sector; and (c) develop a national manufacturing competitiveness strategy. U.S. Reps. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, and Thomas Marino, R-Cogan Station, voted yes.
The Senate and House were out of session during the week.
The Lycoming County commissioners approved a regional solid waste management plan. Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland and Tony R. Mussare voted in favor of the plan. Commissioner Ernie Larson was absent.
By the same vote, the commissioners agreed to award contracts for stream bank stabilization projects on properties damaged by flooding last year.
By the same vote, the commissioners agreed to submit a $12.5 million budget request to the state on behalf of Children and Youth Services.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to re-advertise for bids for the Thompson Street park project. Voting yes were Deborah Colocino, Ken Scheesley, Wade Snyder, John Pisarcik, Sean Simcox, Janet Barnhart, Mary Greene and Marguerite Dyroff.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted down a request from SEDA-Council of Governments to undergo a utility bill analysis. Voting to reject were Colocino, Scheesley, Snyder, Pisarcik, Barnhart, Greene and Dyroff. Voting in favor was Simcox.
Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted to approve the annual maintenance of traffic lights, for $1,500; approved the second phase of their levy recertification project; and unanimously approved a DUI grant for the Lycoming County DUI Task Force. Voting yes were John Eck, Janet C. Hall and Linda Mazzullo.
South Williamsport Borough Council approved the hiring of Jacob Summers as a police officer. Council also approved trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Those voting in favor of both measures were J. Bernard Schelb, Jeffrey C. Tompkins, Dan Cupp, Henry Frey Jr., Anthony Mussare, Ed Weinhoffer, Richard D. Harris Jr. and Robert Cronin. Benjamin E. Landon was absent.
Loyalsock Township supervisors voted to accept $100,000 from National Fuel Gas Corp. for damages on Liberty Drive. Supervisors also voted to hold their annual road tour on Oct. 16. Voting in favor of both measures were Marc Sortman, Virginia Eaton, John Bower, Jeff Rauff and Rick Wheeland.
Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 8-0 to suspend a facility-use fee. The fee will revert back to its amount previous to the new policy. Voting in favor were board members Robert Pryor, Shelley Helm, Harry Brungard, Craig Allen, Denise Smith, Harry Miller, John Shireman and Karen Stover. Board member Heather Williamson was absent.
Montoursville Area School Board voted to hire Curtis Myers as assistant principal at McCall Middle School. Voting yes were Ellen Stoner, Dale Ulmer, Dora Pioli, Jeff Schans, Tom McNamara, George Hagemeyer and Jill Kaplan.
East Lycoming School District voted to approve Randy Eddinger as the newest board member. Voting yes were Richard Michael, Lea Ann Hawk, Donna Gavitt, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Diane Santo, Richard Bradley, Amy Rogers and Debra Sherlinski.