Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House passed House Resolution 1191 by a vote of 221-198. It would tie student loan rates to prevailing market trends. U.S. Reps. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station, and Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, voted in favor.
The House and Senate were not in session.
Lycoming County commissioners approved a $21,579 grant application to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that, if approved, would be used for the salary of the county's juvenile victim-witness coordinator in the district attorney's office. Commissioners also approved real estate tax exemptions for the following parcels: Roads to Freedom, 24 E. Third St.; New Covenant Community Connection, 225 E. Church St.; and Montoursville Borough, 41 Mill St., Montoursville. Voting in favor of each were Jeff C. Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare.
Williamsport Planning Commission voted 7-0 in favor of granting certificate of appropriateness with a positive recommendation to City Council for a final decision after a request by Matthew Schauer for his buildings at 151-155 W. Fourth St. and 40-42 W. Fourth St. Schauer is building Moon and Raven Public House at the 151 W. Fourth St. property and a guitar studio and repair shop at the other. He needed to change the trim on the pub exterior and replace brick facade on the other building. In favor were Chairman Marvin Staiman, Carolyn Bullock, Chris Keiser, Harry Sechler, William Rischar, Theresa Williams and Charles Plankenhorn. Tom Hunsberger and Sam Washington were absent.
Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority voted 9-0 to ratify capital water main and sewer improvement projects for this year. In favor were William Nichols, Eiderson Dean, Dr. Marshall D. Welch, Jr., William Ertel, Steven W. Cappelli, George Bierman, Thomas Frazier, John Meyer and Thomas Marnon. Matthew Rebeck was absent.
South Williamsport Area School Board voted 6-0 to approve a preliminary final budget for the 2013-14 school year. The budget included a 0.6-mill tax increase. Voting in favor were board members John Engel, Greg Anthony, Gregg Balawajder, Chris Branton, Jerry Broskey and Sue Davenport. Board members Donald Lowe, Mary Ann Cowden and Sam Burch were absent from the meeting.
Muncy School Board voted 9-0 to approve a preliminary budget that raises real estate taxes 0.28 mills to 13.28 mills, a 2.2-percent increase. Voting in favor were Thomas Gardner, Dr. Mary Bennardi, Carla Auten, Lisa Sleboda, Brian Krah, Scott McLean, Danielle Baum, William Schneck and Robert Titman. The board voted 8-1 to approve the 2013-14 collective bargaining agreement, which raises the professional salary scale 2.95 percent for a total of $142,000 more. Schneck cast the lone no vote.