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Sunday, January 30, 2011

2-19 Oldies Dance

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Four County Leasing Group Sets Meetings In Shinglehouse

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fish & Boat Commission Takes Actions at Quarterly Meeting

Fish & Boat Commission Takes Actions
at Quarterly Meeting

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission voted at its quarterly meeting today to add eight stream sections to the list of self-sustaining Class A wild trout populations, to award a grant to the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority to construct a fishing pier on Lake Erie, and to approve several habitat grants. Also, commissioners approved several land acquisitions and changed a boating regulation to clarify the correct use of docking lights while a vessel is underway.

In addition to the regular business meeting, the Commission hosted a special evening seminar last night on ice fishing, featuring three pro anglers from the North East Ice Tour, which drew a crowd of approximately 65. The evening session also included the presentation of the Stanley Long Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, which honors the Commission’s most exemplary and inspiring volunteer, and an award from the American Fisheries Society recognizing a Commission research project on panfish.

Commissioner Glade Squires, Commission President William Worobec and Executive Director John Arway jointly presented the Stanley Long award to Michael Skurecki of Montgomery County.

“Volunteerism is absolutely vital to our success,” said Mr. Arway. “Volunteers help us with our stocking efforts, they help us with law enforcement and they help us with our education and outreach programs. Mike exemplifies the volunteer spirit and is well-deserving of this award. He has served for over 15 years as a volunteer Education and Information instructor, teaching Family Fishing and SMART Angler Programs. As a Commission volunteer, Mike conducts an average of 14 day-long programs per year while investing over 70 hours of volunteer time and driving between 400 and 500 miles.”

Also last night, before the ice fishing seminar began, commissioners took part in a ceremonial signing of theAnglers’ Legacy pledge. By signing the pledge, commissioners agree to share their passion for fishing and the outdoors with at least one person each year.

“So far, more than 10,000 Pennsylvania anglers have taken the pledge,” said Mr. Arway. “And we would like 10,000 more to sign up. If you haven’t signed up yet, please go to our website, take the pledge and introduce someone to the joys of fishing and boating.”

During today’s business meeting, commissioners:

* Added eight stream sections to the list of self-sustaining Class A wild trout populations. The stream sections are in Venango, Warren, Blair, Huntingdon, Lycoming and Potter counties. Surveying unassessed waters and documenting wild trout populations are consistent with the Commission’s Strategic Plan for Management of Trout Fisheries in Pennsylvania, which may be viewed in its entirety at http://fishandboat.com/troutplan.htm.

* Extended the wild trout stream designation on the Little Juniata River by an additional 19.7 miles downstream, from the Bellwood Sewage Treatment Plant to the Barree Road Bridge (SR 4004).

* Adopted a boating regulation change which clarifies the use of docking lights. Many boaters assume that docking lights may be used as headlights while a vessel is underway. However, the forward-facing direction of docking lights creates glare and confusion for other boaters. The change makes it unlawful for a boat operator to use docking lights while underway except when docking and the boat is travelling at slow, no wake speed and is within 100 feet of approaching a dock, a mooring buoy or the shoreline. The regulation is not intended to negatively impact nighttime fishing activities, such as bow fishing, which use downward-facing artificial light.

* Adopted a boating regulation change which establishes a no-wake zone for just over two miles at the very uppermost limit to power boating and skiing activities created by the Piney Dam on the Clarion River.

* Approved a grant of up to $150,000 to the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority to construct a fishing pier at Liberty Park on Lake Erie. The authorityhas obtained matching grants in the amount of $100,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and $75,000 from the Department of Environmental Protection.

* Approved a property exchange in Berks County (Marion, Heidelberg and North Heidelberg townships) in which the Commission will convey approximately 22 acres of its Charming Forge property along Tulpehocken Creek in exchange for $12,000 and an easement on a significant portion of the other party’s property. Also, the Commission will retain easements on a defined portion of the Charming Forge property. The new easements will benefit the public by providing better parking and improved stream access.

* Authorized the acquisition of a 27.1 acre parcel, currently known as Bailey’s Grove, located along Clarks Valley Road in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The parcel provides over 5,000 linear feet of frontage on Clarks Creek.

* Authorized the acquisition of an easement on over 2,600 linear feet on both sides of Elk Creek in Girard Township, Erie County, on the Tome property.

* Authorized a grant not to exceed $240,000 to Girard Borough, Erie County, to purchase 73 acres along Creek Road adjacent to the Girard borough park. The property also includes approximately 1,895 linear feet of access on Elk Creek. As part of the grant conditions, Girard Borough will grant to the Commission an easement that will allow for public fishing access along Elk Creek. In addition, the borough will grant the Commission a parking easement and an easement for fishing, boating, and riparian and fishery management on the adjacent Girard Borough Park property. This will provide an additional 5,310 linear feet of access.

* Approved the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to impose a closed season on river herring on the Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River and River Estuary, the Lehigh River, the Schuylkill River and their tributaries, and the Conowingo Reservoir.

* Approved the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to close Lehigh County’s Leaser Lake to all fishing until June 18, 2016, in order to establish a high quality fishery. The lake was completely drained in fall 2008 in order to make repairs to the dam.

* Adopted new royalty rates for sand and gravel that is extracted from Commonwealth waters by the dredging industry. The new rates cover the 10-year period of Jan. 1, 2011, through December 31, 2020.

* Approved habitat grants for a fishway on Bald Eagle Creek near Lock Haven, Clinton County; a restoration project on Darby Creek, a Delaware River tributary; and an enhancement project on Cacoosing Creek in Berks County.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

Annual Crosby Trail Ride Set For Aug. 27, 28, 2011

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Saturday

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

PCEC Brings Natural Gas Workforce Training Opportunities to the Area

PCEC Courses

CDL Certification Course at the Vo-Tech

The CDL A offering is a three (3) week one hundred sixty (160) hour comprehensive training program culminating in the awarding of a Commercial Drivers License by the state of Pennsylvania. Week One is classroom based. Monday, Tuesday and generally a portion of Wednesday is dedicated to the Pennsylvania written exam. The balance of the week is focused on the technical aspect of the career such as, but not limited to; mapping, trip planning, and log books. Week Two consists of range and road training. The range portion will have the student instructed in slow speed maneuvers. (Straight line backing, alley dock parking, parallel parking, coupling and uncoupling and air brakes.) The road training will consist of highway, city and rural roadways and may extend beyond the county limits based on geography and restrictions. Week Three will duplicate Week Two Monday through Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are used for the Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License exam and review. All students are required to participate in an exit interview upon the successful completion of the state exam. This course begins February 7, 2011 and runs from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until February 25, 2011. The cost for the course is $4995 per student and the course will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany.

Vehicle Inspection (12 hours)
This is a Pennsylvania State approved motor vehicle inspection course for passenger cars and light trucks, motorcycles, and medium/heavy trucks and busses. This program includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Participants must provide a valid driver’s license and Social Security card to register for this program. You must register in person at the Vo-Tech on February 8 between 6 and 7 p.m. Maximum enrollment is 25 students. This course begins February 15 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. until February 24, 2011. The cost for the course is $175 per person plus $40 for each additional certification exam. The hands-on test will be March 5th. The course will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany.

SafeLand Certification (10 hours)
This one-day program meets API RP 75 & API RP T-1 requirements and provides a basic understanding at an awareness level of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing their assigned work duties. Over 25 of the leading oil and gas operators accept this orientation as it meets their requirements. Upon successful completion of course, each student is issued a picture ID with a unique barcode. The student information is then stored in an online database. This orientation has become the standard program for the industry and certifies a student at awareness level for important safety topics. There will be two dates offered for this course for your convenience. The first date will be Thursday, February 10, 2011 and the second one being Thursday, March 31, 2011. Time for the course is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be held at the Seneca Highlands Area Vo-Tech School.
For more information or to register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org. call Candi Hand at 814.545.1333, or email at candih@pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Telecommunications Technologies Certification(11.5 CEUs)
The Potter County Education Council will offer a Telecommunications Technologies Certification Course at the PCEC at the Vo-Tech. Fiber optic cabling is being used across Pennsylvania and the United States in various capacities. Complete theses three courses and earn your industry-recognized C-Tech Telecommunications Technologies Certification along with a Penn State Continuing Education Certificate. Introduction to Telecommunications and Green Technology Systems: Learn the basics and history of data, voice, and video in this overview of telecommunications. Introduction to Network Cabling: Copper-Based Systems: Construct, test, and troubleshoot copper-based cabling systems that are the basis of today’s networking, cable television, and satellite communications systems. Introduction to Network Cabling: Fiber Optic Based Systems: Become familiar with and learn the basics of light, light transmission, and light reception using ultra-pure glass fibers. Learn the basics of cable termination, testing, and troubleshooting to prepare for a career in either the commercial or residential environment. Who Should Attend: Persons wanting certification in one of the fastest growing high-demand occupations in the country (Class size limited to 10). Benefits: Earn an industry-recognized certificate upon completion of all three courses; Learn basics of network cabling in both copper-based systems and fiber-optic based systems; Receive hands-on training; Upon completion, receive a field tool kit. This course will begin February 8, 2011 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 19, 2011 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost for the course is $3595 per person and will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany. To register, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-545-1333.

Electrical Safety for Maintenance Personnel
The Potter County Education Council will hold an Electrical Safety for Maintenance Personnel Course at the PCEC at the Vo-Tech. This course is designed to raise the safety awareness of electrical maintenance personnel on all levels by examining electrical hazards and the proper methods used to avoid them. Key topics include: Understanding OSHA, NFPA and their functions in the workplace, Electrical Hazards, Arc Flash, Lockout/Tagout, PPE, Grounding, overcurrent protection, testing and measuring devices, practical and safe troubleshooting methods, and guidelines for safe equipment installation. The course is March 15 & 17, 2011 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost for the course is $200 per person and will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany.

Pharmacy Technician Program
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Pharmacy Technician Program at the PCEC at the Vo-Tech. This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Course Hours - 50 hrs. This course begins March 15, 2011 and continues on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. until May 3, 2011. The cost for the course is $999 per person and includes text books. The course will be held at the Seneca Highlands Area Vo-Tech School. To register, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-545-1333.

Home Spa Essentials (12 hours)
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Home Spa Essentials Course at the PCEC at the Vo-Tech. Let’s face it, everyone is trying to save a few bucks during this economic downturn, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up your personal pampering. Everyone deserves the occasional day of rest and relaxation to recharge from life’s many stresses. During this program, you will learn basic spa treatments that you can give yourself at home to reduce stress, improve your appearance, and reinvigorate yourself. During each session, you will learn about and give yourself treatments. Potential topics include: basic manicures and pedicures, facials, scalp treatments, and many more. This course begins on March 15, 2011 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and continues until March 24, 2011. The cost for the course is $125 per person and will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School. To register, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-545-1333.

How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
Our utility bills will be going up beginning January 1, 2011 with a 4-20% minimum. Learn simple things you can do to cut your bills. Topics Covered: How to prevent the house from wasting dollars on heating and air conditioning; How Aquariums (or Pools & Spas) can run up the bills; Why trailers always seem drafty and are usually expensive to heat; Why windows are usually not the problem; How insulating something as simple as a receptacle can save you a lot of money. COME OUT, JOIN US AND SAVE A LOT OF MONEY, WE HAVE SEEN UTILITY BILLS CUT BY AS MUCH AS 25%. This course will be offered at three locations for your convenience. The classes will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Galeton Office and Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the PCEC at the Vo-Tech. All courses are held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and there is no cost. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

How to Use Your Digital Camera
The Potter County Education Council will hold a digital camera class at the Coudersport Office.
Bring along your camera and learn to use the sometimes confusing menu system to really make your photos sing. Clear the air of nonsense nomenclature in plain language. Curt Weinhold will teach you how to download to the computer and sort into files for retrieval. FREE software to enhance the photos and a bit of exposure, composition and lighting. Curt is a Pa Wilds juried artisan. The class will be held Thursday, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost for the course is $29 per person. To sign up for the course, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877.

Intermediate Sign Language
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Intermediate Sign Language Course at the Coudersport Office. This workshop continues where the basic course leaves off. Sharpen your skills for use in a professional, as well, a personal context. Anyone who already has a basic knowledge of sign language is welcome. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning April 12th and ending May19th. Times for the course are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and will cost $125 per person. To sign up for the course, visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877.

Beekeeping For Beginners – Virtual Webinar Series
Penn State Cooperative Extension is conducting a virtual Beginner Beekeeping Class starting in February 2011. The webinar course is designed to create a foundation of beekeeping knowledge in order to confidently help beginners manage honeybees.

Webinars are web-based seminars which delivers training through the Internet directly to your computer. You are able to view the presentation via your home/office computer and listen to the audio portion of the presentation through your computer’s speakers. These are interactive and will allow the participants to ask questions and communicate with the presenters. If you can’t join the session or would like to review a certain topic, sessions will be recorded and available to participants until the end of the year. The course includes 7 live webinar sessions (recorded and available through December 31, 2011, Virtual Beekeeping Field Day and access to the instructors. Registration and agenda information can be found at: http://clinton.extension.psu.edu/Hort/webinar/11Beekeeping.htm

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Souper Supper Wednesday At Port Allegany

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2-3 Spaghetti Supper

Comedy Blast Night to Benefit Cameron County SPCA on March 5th

Children's Services Planning Committee To Meet

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tri-Town Fish Fry

2-5 Veterans Memorial Home Dinner/Dance Port Allegany

NOPO Notification

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

C&N ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER, YEAR-END 2010 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS

C&N ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER, YEAR-END 2010 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Corporation (C&N) announced its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter 2010 and for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Net income available to common shareholders was $4,884,000, or $0.40 per share – basic and diluted in the fourth quarter 2010, up from third quarter 2010 earnings of $4,135,000, or $0.34 per share – basic and diluted. Third quarter 2010 earnings per share was reduced by $607,000, or $0.05 per share, for accelerated discount accretion related to C&N’s repayment of TARP preferred stock. Net income available to common shareholders was $4,242,000, or $0.42 per share - basic and diluted in the fourth quarter 2009.

For the year ended December 31, 2010, net income available to common shareholders was $17,581,000, or $1.45 per share – basic and diluted. In 2009, C&N had a net loss of $40,763,000, or $4.40 per share for the year, included the effects of pre-tax realized losses from securities totaling $83,840,000.

Core Earnings is an earnings performance measurement which C&N’s management has defined to exclude the effects of other-than-temporary impairment (OTTI) losses on available-for-sale securities and realized gains on securities for which OTTI has previously been recognized. Core Earnings is a performance measurement that is not based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), meaning that it is a non-GAAP measure. Management believes Core Earnings information is meaningful for evaluating C&N’s operating performance, because it excludes some of the impact of market volatility as it relates to investments in securities. This disclosure should not be viewed as a substitute for results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

The table below provides a reconciliation of Core Earnings to net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure:



Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at
www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Corporation’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. Citizens & Northern disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Agenda For Potter County Commissioners Meeting On January 13, 2011

~ Agenda ~
POTTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
January 13, 2011

APPROVED MINUTES – December 30, 2010

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution NO # 1- 2011 – Supporting the Redevelopment a assistance Capital Program Grant of One Million Dollars for the purpose of renovating the Emergency Department an Upgrading the HVAC and Mechanical Systems at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Bohn Catering – Cost of lunches provided by Bohn Catering has increased from $3.50 to $4.50 per meal prepared for lunches. Lunches and dinners will reflect the same cost per meal.

Student Representative for PCHS Advisory Board – Cameron P. Kockler has been recommended to fulfill the student requirement of the Potter County Human Services Advisory Board. This will be for a two year term ending July 2013.

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission - Re-appointment to serve as a member for the term of 2011-2012 – Charlotte Dietrich, Douglas Morley, and Joseph Pagano. Mitch DeLong does not wish to serve an additional term.

Transport Fees – Potter County Sheriff transport personal pay for jail will raise from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
Service for Generator Maintenance – The maintenance will be performed by John Rotello at an annual contracted price of $7,215.00 for the maintenance of the 911 stand-by generators.

Architectural Service – Donald N. Reitz will provide architectural services for re-reroofing the Potter County Human Services building in Roulette.

Service Contract Agreement – 3 D Facility Services will provide maintenance on the following Gunzburger Building, County Courthouse, Human Services, and EMA Offices/911.

POTTER COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES
CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS

MENTAL HEALTH 09/10 10/11
Helpmates, Inc.
Medication Monitoring Services
Telephone Medication Monitoring, per ¼ hr. $6.25 No Change
On-Site Medication Monitoring, per ¼ hr. $4.38 No Change
On-Site Medication Check Services (LPN), ¼ hr. $6.25 No Change
On-Site Medication Check Services (RN), 1hr. $65.00 No Change
7/1/10 to 6/30/11

MENTAL HEALTH 09/10 10/11
Beacon Light Behavioral Health
Emergency Shelter Services for Respite
7/1/10 to 6/30/11 N/A $187.42/day

TRAINING REQUESTS
Philip Seeley and Benn Troutman – Basic Training for Corrections Officers in Elizabethtown PA, from Feb 7, through Mar 4, 2011 – cost will be $800.00 each, request for meals, mileage. Basic training is certification required within one year of full-time hire.

PERSONNEL
Retirement – Timothy Schaub will be retiring with the effective date of January 21, 2011. Tim has worked for the County since February 2003 as a MR County Caseworker 2.

County Caseworker 2 with Potter County Human Services – Temporary full-time position based on the time period of grant at $11.64 – 13.38 per hour.

CHIEF CLERK REPORT

ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
Request for Proposal – Potter County Commissioners will be accepting bids for providing meals for the County Jail. Bids will be received until 4:30 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011, with the opening of the bids on the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting held on February 10, 2011.

Confidential Executive Secretary Position - Potter County Commissioner will be accepting application through PA CareerLink until 4:00 pm January 21, 2011.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Approved Minutes Potter County Commissioners Meeting December 30, 2010

~ Minutes ~
POTTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
December 30, 2010

CALL TO ORDER

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL Comm. Doug Morley, Comm. Paul Heimel, Comm. Susan Kefover, Chief Clerk Kathleen Majot, Recording Secretary Judy Snyder.

PUBLIC COMMENT Joe Lewis questioned expenditures in the county’s proposed 2011 budget in the areas of Tax Assessment/Tax Claim.

MINUTES – Dec. 16, 2010 Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

NEW BUSINESS
Adoption of the 2011 County Budget – Real estates taxes will not increase. Comm. Heimel thanked Comm. Morley for his work on the budget’s details and pointed out that taxes have held steady for four of the last five years. Comm. Morley said the budget, while as defined as possible, is a road map or guideline, with estimates of incoming revenue and anticipated expenses. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Resolution #13-2010 – Area Transportation Authority financial support (county share) for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 of $10,000. Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes, Kefover, yes.

HayGroup Pension Plan – Proposal to retain Potter County Retirement Fund actuary, HayGroup, to review county’s plan for full compliance with applicable U.S. Internal Revenue Service requirements. Documents must be filed by Jan. 31, 2011. Fee for customized plan document, IRS determination letter application and the IRS VCP application is $2,500, payable through the pension trust. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Non-Union Salaries, 2011 – Schedule of department heads, managers, and exempt employees, reflecting across-the-board salary increase of two percent. Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Director of Voter Registration/Elections Salary - New annual salary of $30,000.. This helps to equalize salaries for department heads and recognizes reduction of office staff position from full-time to part-time. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Schedule for 2011 Board of Commissioners Meetings – Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded, Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Appointment of Credit Bureau- to collect delinquent county occupational tax. Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Reappointment for the Potter County Hospital Authority – Dale Erway, term of Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2015. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Appointment to Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Counci Boardl – Matthew Marusiak for 2011–13; Douglas Morley, alternate. Comm. Heimel moved approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Appointment for the Potter-Tioga Library Association – Benjamin R. Olney. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Potter County Farmland Preservation Board - Roy Thompson has been recommended for appointment as chairman for 2011. Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes. Larry Hamilton, contractor, board member; Bill Grandin and Alan Acker, at-large members, all three-year terms. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Appointment – Kassie Chalmers to the Potter County Human Services Advisory Board, three-year term ending July 2013. Comm. Kefover moved approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Potter County Farmland Preservation Program – County contribution of $10,000 for 2011. Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
Service Contract Agreement – Between Potter County and Motorola Corp. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes. Kefover, yes.

Lease Agreement – Between Potter County and Raup Family Trust for 110 N. East Street (District Judge office). Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

CHIEF CLERK REPORT
Applications for County Liquid Fuels Tax Funds for county aid: Portage Township - $504.09; Pleasant Valley Township - $825.93. The county has received applications for 99.39% of 2010 funds allocated. Sylvania Township was the only municipality not submitting application for allotment of $414.10. Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
Comm. Kefover spoke of some goals for 2011, including work on Main Street Committees and work toward establishing a local Teen Challenge facility to assist those with drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Comm. Heimel announced that the next Natural Gas Task Force is January 11 and encouraged the public to become involved.

Comm. Morley said he looks forward to the next year with fiscal efficiency as a top priority.


Potter County Courthouse

Fund #

Fund Description

Check #'s

Voided Check #'s

Voided Check Amt

Total

10

General Fund - Payroll-Checks

81443-81479



24,746.21

10

General Fund - Payroll-Direct Deposit

9006421-9006485



50,203.71

10

General Fund - Accounts Payable

100756-100833

100629,100736&

100750

1,806.08

635,006.42

10

General Fund – manual checks Accounts Payable

912311131-912311135



104,722.20

11

Local Emergency Planning (LEPC)

1720-1721



180.50

12

911 Wired

3625-3628



2,031.18

14

Liquid Fuels

1184-1186



6,329.53

16

911 Wireless

1619-1624



120,842.99

20

Supervision Fees (County)

100834



50,000.00

33

JABG

100835



1,867.77

36

Citizens Corp

100836



140.00

38

Divorce Fund

100837



170,000.00

39

DES Building Fund

100838



534.95

Comm. Heimel moved to approve, Comm. Kefover seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Potter County Courthouse – First of the Month–

Fund #

Fund Description

Check #'s

Total

Notes

10

General Fund

100839-100849


44,264.29

10

General Fund-A/P Manual Checks

99032


20.00

12

911 Wired

3629


366.50

16

911 Wireless

1625


250.50

35

Victim Services /RASA

100850


400.00

Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Next Meeting: January 13, 2011

ADJOURNMENT

Comm. Kefover moved to approve, Comm. Heimel seconded. Morley, yes; Heimel, yes; Kefover, yes.

Prepared by Judy Snyder

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Backyard Birding At Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday

Art Of Marriage Seminar Feb. 11/12 In Coudersport


Date Changes For Angel Food Orders/Pickups

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Unique Port Allegany Property For Sale

FOR SALE-unique property in Port Allegany, two houses on large 6/10ths acre lot.

Modular house is owner occupied, pays you lot rent.

Sale includes a four bedroom house with full basement and garage. All on large corner lot adjacent to elementary school. Excellent location for day care, alternate education facility, etc. $65,000.
(814) 642 2747 (814) 598 0243 or
greendarner@verizon.net