(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 Senate and House were out of session during the week.
The House passed a resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study to evaluate the delivery of services for Intellectual Disability Consolidated Waiver services, Child Welfare, Community-Based Mental Health, Intellectual Disability Community-Based Program and Drug and Alcohol services. Voting yes were state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy; Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport, and Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro.
Lycoming County commissioners approved the establishment of an investment account with the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust to place bond proceeds that will assist in funding county landfill expansion.
Commissioners also approved application of a $193,002 state Department of Community and Economic Development grant that will be used for local YWCA rapid rehousing and emergency housing needs.
Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony R. Mussare all cast affirmative votes on both measures.
Loyalsock Township supervisors approved a conditional land use for property at 2997 Lycoming Creek Road for use as a natural gas industry staging and storage facility. Those voting in favor were Marc Sortman, Virginia Eaton, Jeff Rauff and Rick Wheeland. John Bower was absent.
Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority agreed to not increase on sewer and water rates for next year. No formal vote was necessary with a transfer. Approving the measure were Thomas A. Frazier, William E. Nichols, Eiderson A. Dean, William Ertel, Dean P. Muller, Thomas Marnon, Johnny R. Meyer, Matthew Rebeck and Gregory Zeitler. Dr. Marshall D. Welch was absent.
The Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 7-0 to approve Katrina Sinclair as the head coach of the boys and girls swimming team. Sinclair will receive a stipend of $5,184. Voting in favor were board members Robert Pryor, Shelley Helm, Craig Allen, Denise Smith, John Shireman, Karen Stover and Harry Miller. Board members Harry Brungard and Heather Williamson were absent from the meeting.
The East Lycoming School Board voted 6-0 to approve Norman Allen as a part-time custodian. Voting in favor were board members Richard Michael, Donna Gavitt, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Diane Santo, Richard Bradley and Randy Eddinger. Board members Lea Ann Hawk, Dr. Amy Rogers and Debra Sherlinski were absent.