Commissioners appoint telecommunicator
BY PAT FARNELLI
Wyoming County Press Examiner
TUNKHANNOCK – Wyoming County commissioners appointed Francis Miller to a county telecommunicator position at their meeting Tuesday.
Commissioners also appointed Walter Dana of Eaton Township to fill a vacancy on the Conservation District board.
Terry McClusky of the Family Nurse Partnership attended the meeting to ask the commissioners to help with a title transfer of a vehicle from that program to Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
The car was purchased with grant money when Bradford County was still partnered with the Wyoming County program, and needed to have the title transferred now that Bradford County has separated from the program.
McClusky said that the title could not be transferred unless it was approved and in the minutes. The commissioners agreed to write a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for this purpose.
There will be a safety committee meeting on Nov. 29 to go over safety concerns for the county buildings and sidewalks.
Solicitor James Davis said that the Millet company which owns the Hampton Inn is appealing the hotel’s assessment. He said that although the assessment had already been lowered, the company is not satisfied and has filed and appeal, and along with two other groups with appeals, may go to court.
The commissioners said that it is time to form an appeals board.
Commissioners also noted they were in the process of writing a job description for county planner Paul Weilage’s position, and they want to hire someone to work along with him before he leaves his office early next year.
The job description is for County Planner/Flood Plain Manager.
Commissioners said that a letter should be written pertaining to land for a future Wyoming County Housing Project for Trehab, to be ratified by the Housing and Finance Authority.
The contract for renovations to President Judge Russell Shurtleff’s chambers will be considered in a meeting to be scheduled.
Luzerne County is looking to hire a full time Election manager, and Marissa Crispell-Barber has applied for the position.
She is presntly on loan to Luzerne County to coordinate the election office until Nov. 20.
A public defender position for Wyoming County will have to be advertised. The office of public defender’s contract has to be advertised every two years.
Deborah Albert-Heise is currently serving in that position, and may reapply. The commissioners said that her benefits were included in her husband’s position, and that the county could contract this position as a professional service.