Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The Senate voted 84-15 to begin debate on immigration overhaul. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, and Bob Casey, D-Scranton, both voted in favor.
The Senate passed Senate Bill 954 by a vote of 66-27, which is a 10-year, $955 billion farm bill that finances things such as crop insurance, food assistance for income-eligible families and foreign food aid. Casey voted in favor; Toomey voted against.
The House passed House Resolution 1960 by a vote of 315-108, which is the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. Voting in favor were Reps. Thomas Marino, R-Cogan Station, and Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard.
The House voted 108-92 to approve House Bill 1437, which is a $28.3 billion budget proposal for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Voting in favor were Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy and Matt Baker-R, Wellsboro. Voting against were Reps. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport and Michael Hanna, D-Lock Haven.
The House voted 198-0 to approve House Bill 492, which gives crime victims or their representatives the opportunity to appear before the state Board of Probation and Parole by electronic means such as video conference to provide testimony in connection to inmate parole applications. Voting in favor were Everett, Baker, Mirabito and Hanna.
Lycoming County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the $102,500 purchase of a 175-kilowatt natural gas-powered generator for use at a backup emergency operations center at Third Street Plaza. Voting in favor were Jeff C. Wheeland, Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare.
City Council voted 7-0 to approve a cooperative agreement with Memorial Homes LP to build apartments and townhouses at the Brodart warehouse on Memorial Avenue once the building is demolished. Voting in favor were Council President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith.
Muncy Township supervisors voted 3-0 to place a 2003 used police cruiser for sale. Voting in favor were Paul Wentzler, Tom Schaech and Gregory Gilbert.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted 7-0 to have solicitor Denise Dieter research property deed information regarding land being eyed for a boat launch onto the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Voting in favor were Council President Marguerite Dyroff, Wade Snyder, Deborah Colocino, John Pisarcik, Janet Barnhart, Mary Greene, and Ken Scheesley. Sean Simcox was absent.
Montgomery Borough Council voted 5-0 to accept a letter of resignation from interim Police Chief Larry Wilcox. Voting were Council President Lynn Crist, John JJ Magyar II, Rodney Metzger, Donald Feaster, and James McCarty. L. Whitlow Wertz and Richard Williams were absent.
South Williamsport Borough Council voted 9-0 to approve advertising bids for sewer lateral replacements that are covered by a Community Development Block Grant. Council also voted to terminate the employment of Bill Webb, borough streets superintendent. Voting in favor of each measure were Dan Cupp, Anthony Mussare, Robert Cronin, J. Bernard Schelb, Jeff Tompkins, Benjamin Landon, Henry Frey Jr., Richard Harris Jr. and Edward Weinhoffer.
Old Lycoming Township supervisors voted 3-0 to approve seal coating bids from Interstate Road Management, of Hazleton, and line-painting bids from Hammaker East, of Fayetteville. Both services will be used as needed. Voting in favor were John Eck, Janet Hall and Linda Mazzullo.
Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 9-0 to approve PlanCon Part H. Voting in favor were board members Shelley Helm, Robert Pryor, Harry Brungard, Heather Williamson, Craig Allen, Denise Smith, Harry Miller, Karen Stover and Loren Koch.
Montoursville Area School Board approved next year's budget that includes a 0.20-mill tax increase. Voting yes were Jeff Schans, Thomas McNamara, James Bergen, Ellen Stoner, and Scott Konkle. Voting no were Dora Pioli, Dale Ulmer and George Hagemeyer. By an 8-0 vote, the board voted to hire Mike Mussina as head varsity boys basketball coach. Voting yes were Schans, McNamara, Bergen, Stoner, Konkle, Pioli, Ulmer and Hagemeyer.