Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013, which requires the House and Senate to each pass a budget by April 15, 2013, or members of the respective chamber will face a suspension of pay until a budget is passed. U.S. Reps. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, and Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station, voted yes.
The House and Senate did not pass any major legislation this week.
Lycoming County Commissioners approved a $24,900 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant to the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Commission for treatment court administrative services. Commissioners Ernie Larson and Tony Mussare voted in favor. Jeff Wheeland was absent.
City Council approved a four-year police contract with the Fraternal Order of Police and the city. Voting in favor 7-0 were President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Jonathan Williamson, Don Noviello, Randall J. Allison and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith. The contract puts a cap on police pensions and requires more contribution toward health care that prior contracts.
The East Lycoming School Board unanimously approved two high school field trips that will cost the district $3,748. Voting were Richard Michael, Lea Ann Hawk, Donna Gavitt, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Diane Santo, Richard Bradley, Amy Rogers, Debra Sherlinski and Randy Eddinger.
The Muncy School Board approved a measure that limits any tax increases in the 2013-14 fiscal year to a maximum of 2.2 percent, in accordance with the state Taxpayer Relief Act passed in 2006. Voting in favor were Thomas Gardner, Dr. Mary Bennardi, Carla Auten, Lisa Sleboda, Brian Krah, Scott McLean, Danielle Baum, William Schneck and Robert Titman.
Williamsport Area School Board voted 8-1 to authorize the administration to apply for Act 1 index exceptions. Voting in favor were board members Lori Baer, Thomas Zimmerman, Jerene Milliken, David Stone Jr., Brette Confair, Jay Shultz, Dr. Jane Penman and Karen Confer. Voting against the item was board member Dale Vollman.
Loyalsock Township School Board voted 9-0 to approve a request from Intermediate Unit 17 to use Donald E. Schick Elementary School for the 2013 Extended School Year Program at a cost not to exceed $35,000. Voting in favor were board members Edward Ade Jr., Maureen Carey, William Carlucci, Stephen Dewar, David Hornberger, Christina Kiessling, John Raymond, Sheila Yates and Paul Young II.