Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House voted 243-176 to pass the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, which would redefine voter registration and candidate forums as political campaign intervention for 501(c)(4) organizations; if they engage in these activities, it could jeopardize their tax-exempt status. Voting in favor were U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, and Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard.
The Legislature was out of session.
Lycoming County commissioners voted 2-0-1 to buy a new $25,337 digital fingerprinting machine for the Williamsport Bureau of Police. Voting in favor were Jeff Wheeland and Tony Mussare. Ernie Larson was absent.
The Lycoming County Housing Authority board voted 4-0 on a $242,392 contract with Interstate Building Supplies for window replacement work at the William Hepburn Apartments. Voting in favor were Henry Frey, Alfreda Baer, Dorothy Engel and Ken Young.
The Williamsport Municipal Water Authority voted 9-0 to approve a $9 million state agency loan for water tank replacement and main work. Voting in favor were William E. Nichols, chairman; Thomas A. Frazier, Eiderson A. Dean, Steven W. Cappelli, George Bierman, Thomas Marnon, Johnny R. Meyer, Dr. Marshall D. Welch and Matthew Rebeck. William Ertel was absent.
Loyalsock Township School Board voted 8-0-1 to buy and install fencing at the high school/middle school complex at a cost not to exceed $34,000. Members voting in favor were Edward Ade Jr., Maureen Carey, William Carlucci, Stephen Dewar, David Hornberger, Christina Kiessling, John Raymond and Sheila Yates. Absent from the vote was Paul Young II.