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 Senate passed a measure calling for establishment of a study commission to recommend a new funding system for charter schools by April. It also extends the five-year length of charter schools' charter renewals to 10 years and requires tuition payments to go directly from the state to charters instead of funneling the money through the district where the charter is located. State Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, voted yes.
The Senate and House passed a bill to create criminal penalties for minors who transmit nude or sexually explicit images of themselves or other youths. The measure is designed to punish children who are 17 or younger for the practice known as sexting. It would impose a summary offense or a misdemeanor, depending on the facts. It also would punish a minor who knowingly possesses or views a sexually explicit image of another youth who is 12 or older. Yaw and state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy; Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport; and state Rep. Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro, voted yes.
Lycoming County commissioners approved costs of $3,731 relating to extradition charges for an individual in Utah. Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare all voted in favor.
The Lycoming County Planning Commission approved a three-lot, 47.67-acre subdivision in Piatt Township along Route 220 and Martins Road. Commission members voting in favor were George Logue Jr., Joseph H. Neyhart, Larry Fry, Robert E. Bauder, Cindy Bauder, James Dunn, William Parsons and Ann S. Pepperman. Howard Fry was absent.
Woodward Township supervisors unanimously approved the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for Lycoming County. Voting were Thomas Frantz and Wayne Robinson. Alan Worth was absent.
The board unanimously approved an agreement with Excell Tutoring Services to provide a classroom site for a SAT preparatory course this school year and to waive the district's rental fee. Voting yes were Ellen Stoner, Dora Pioli, Tom McNamara, Scott Konkle, Jeff Schans, Dale Ulmer, James Bergen and George Hagemeyer.
Montgomery School Board unanimously approved 16 coaches in various sports for the 2012-13 school year. They also unanimously accepted the resignation of teacher Paul Roman, who is to be replaced by substitute teacher Jeremy Stetler. Voting were Adam R. Diggan, Jody L. Budman, Gary L. Yocum Sr., Augustine F. Spizzirri, Christopher J. Johnson, Todd S. Woodling, Paul E. Stryker Jr., D. Todd Baker and Benjamin J. Enders. Gabriel P. Blasi was absent.
City Council approved a sales agreement for senior housing at Via Bella and Mulberry Street with Fortus Group. Approving the measure 7-0 were council President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith.