County Ratifies Tentative Agreement with Non-court Employees Union

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners ratified a tentative agreement between the county and the Teamsters Union Local 205, which is representing its non-court related professional employees, at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The tentative agreement is retroactive back to Jan. 1, 2011 and effective through Dec. 31, 2015. It encompasses approximately 17 caseworkers at Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services and one prison nurse at the Clearfield County Jail.

Human Resources Coordinator Marianne Sankey said the agreement includes salary increases of 70 cents per hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2013; 40 cents per hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2014; and 30 cents per hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2015. She said the county’s healthcare plan has been altered as part of the tentative agreement.

When asked, Commissioner Joan Robinson-McMillen said the healthcare changes would result in a cost savings to the county. She said the county would release additional details regarding the agreement after the paperwork has been finalized.

In other business, the commissioners voted to:

  • reject the bids for the Probation Pole Building. The commissioners intend to meet with their engineer to evaluate the specifications of the pole building.

Last week, the commissioners received the following bids for the building’s construction: 765-DECk, Clearfield, $61,289; WW Gildersleeve & Son, Treasure Lake, $ 93,500; Hallstrom Construction, DuBois, $117,690; John Spearly Construction, Bellefonte, $124,879; and Haas Building Solutions, State College, $145,300.

After the meeting, Solicitor Kim Kesner said the pole building bids were higher than the county desired. He said the commissioners will meet with the engineer to see if they can reduce the overall costs.

  • table the sole CCJ food service bid from Trinity Services Group Inc. The bid was for $1.54 per meal and included a bid bond; it’ll be presented to Warden Sam Lombardo for review.
  • approve the Hazardous Materials Response Plan for unconventional well sites.
  • approve the purchase of service agreement with Life Span Family Services of PA.
  • approve the appointment of Diane McTavish to the Clearfield County Planning Commission. Afterward Commissioner Mark B. McCracken noted the county’s Industrial Development Authority has two vacant seats. Robison-McMillen indicated one vacancy was an unexpired term of two years; the other was a four-year term.
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