Commissioners discuss two paving projects

The Warren County Commissioners discussed two paving projects and three personnel issues during a work session Monday morning.

Two bids were received for paving the parking lot at the Warren County Annex on Hickory Street, and a motion was made to forward the lowest bid to their Wednesday morning meeting for action.

Commissioner Chairman Stephen Vanco said, “I think we can justify a grant application” to the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) to fund the work.

The CCAP requires matching funds from the county, and the grants are intended to fund projects that would reduce the likelihood of insurance settlements from injuries or damages.

Paving for a parking lot at District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office in the Youngsville post office will depend on the Postal Service’s approval of a cancellation notice in the lease. Wording in the current lease gives the Postal Service a right to cancel the lease, but not the county.

The commissioners approved a motion to hire Rita Hawk at $7.60 an hour to process antlerless deer permits.

She will replace another worker who had to quit because of a family health issue.

County Treasurer Denny Munksgard reported that there are approximately 600 permits unsold for Wildlife Management Unit 1B, and around 7,000 remaining for WMU 2F.

The treasurer’s office will begin accepting non-resident applications next Monday.

In response to a question from Commissioner John Eggleston, Munksgard replied, “Every county treasurer can sell (antlerless permits) across the entire state, for any management unit.”

Sue Kern, human relations for Forest-Warren Human Services, reported that she had four qualified candidates for three positions, and the commissioners approved a motion to consider the candidate list.

Munksgard said he was reviewing applications for fiscal coordinator, and said he would present a candidate at the commissioners’ next meeting.