Clearfield Commissioners Address Various Items of Business at Meeting

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners addressed various items of business at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The commissioners:

  • expressed disappointment with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to approve the permit for a disposal injection well in Brady Township. Commissioner John. A. Sobel, chair, said the commissioners have opposed the well from day one and will continue to assist Highland Street Extension residents, if necessary. He said residents plan to initiate the appeals process and are also looking for an alternative source of water as many use private wells. Since the DEP’s decision, Sobel said the county hasn’t expended any funds on counsel for the matter.
  • approved the following personnel matters: the hiring of Linda Knepp, Department Clerk III/Treasurer, effective April 2, and Brittany Johnson, Juvenile Probation Officer/Probation, effective April 2 and then the separation/retirement of Robert Farabaugh, Corrections Officer/Jail, effective March 20.
  • proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at the request of representatives from the county’s Children, Youth and Family Services Department and the Clearfield County Children’s Aid Society.
  • proclaimed March as Meals on Wheels Month at the request of representatives from the county’s Area Agency on Aging.
  • approved executing a retention letter for Zelenkofske Axelrod to conduct the county’s’ audit.
  • approved an addendum to a lease with Developac for Domestic Relations’ DuBois office location.
  • approved liquid fuel allocations to Ramey Borough, $3,000; Bradford Township, $5,330.36; Union Township, $4,250.82; Jordan Township, $3,764.82; Girard Township, $4,015.98; and Pike Township, $5,505.91. Sobel abstained from the vote on the Girard Township allocation.
  • approved purchase of service agreements with Daniel Bell to act as Guardian Ad Litem and Cornell Abraxas Group.
  • approved a sales agreement with Seven Mountains Media for advertising of the county’s Foster Parent Program.
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