McKean County Board of Commissioners met on December 14, 2021.

Commissioner Thomas Kreiner stated, “The McKean County 2022 General Fund and All Funds Budget were made available to the public for inspection and will take action at the meeting on December 28, 2021.

“COVID testing, organized by the Department of Health and Department of Emergency Services, is available on Monday, December 20th thru Wednesday, December 22nd from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Lewis Run Armory Readiness Center located across from the PSP barracks.”

Human Resources Update:

  • Joseph Schmader, Deputy Sheriff, 11/22/21
  • Michelle Flynn, Clerk Typist I, MDJ Luther 11/29/21

New Business:

  1. Ordinances – an Ordinance reaffirming and ratifying the county of McKean’s participation in the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool and the execution of the intergovernmental agreement pursuant to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law, as amended. Advertised on November 26, 2021.  Commissioners approved.
  2. Resolutions and Approvals of the Board;  The Board of Commissioners approved all below:
    1. A resolution of the County of McKean, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, supporting the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States semi-quincentennial, celebrating 250th anniversary of our nation in 2026, known as America 250PA.
    2. Resolution to Authorizing McKean County to Enter into the Settlement Agreements with McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., Amerisource Bergen Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ortho-McNeal-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Janssen Pharmaceuitca, Inc., and agree to the transfer of the Pennsylvania Opioid Misuse and Addiction abate Trust.
    3. Appointment of Cliff Lane as commissioner representative to a one-year term on the McKean County Conservation Board.
    4. Memorandum of Understanding Between McKean County.  PA and the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad, LLC.
    5. Authorize a letter requesting a change in the Pre-Award Authorization, pending fully executed MOU, for Environmental Review.  Engineering and Project Administration with an estimated amount or $1,021,989.00 to include Federal Railroad Administration funds of $684,726.60 and a Grantee Match $337,523.40.
    6. US Department of Homeland Security Federal Fiscal Year 2021 State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement – PEMA Award $274.741 from September 1, 2021, to November 30, 2024, with a performance period from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2024, as cost reimbursement.
  3. Contracts/Leases Agreements; The Board of Commissioners approved the following:
  1. Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note, for $2,500,000 as a close-ended line of credit at a tax-free fixed rate based on a 360-day year with a loan to be paid in full on or before June 30, 2022, to JVB Northern Tier Bank, Port Allegany with a fixed rate of 1.49% per annum.
  2. CAC Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grant 2020-CB-ST-34565, an Amendment to modify project period to adjust end date from 12/31/2021 to 12/31, 2022 in order to expend remaining $13,636.
  3. CAC Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grant 2020-CB-ST-31145, an Amendment to modify the project period to adjust end date from 12/31/2021 to 6/30/2022 in order to expend the remaining $8,023 and to include digital core curriculum for $750.
  4. Request for exempt status for 2022 Tax Year for Borough of Kane, 4th Ward for 407 Chase Street, Kane PA as Municipal Ownership Exemption.
  5. ESRI renewal of mapping Software for GIS in the amount of $35,000.

DHS Contracts were all approved and are listed below:

MHID Agreement

  1. Futures Rehabilitation Center
  2. Martha Lloyd

Agreements

  1. Lakeside

Resource Family Agreement

  1. Janet LaRoche

In Resolutions and Approvals of the Board, #5, regarding “Authorize Letter requesting a change in the Pre-Award Authorization, pending fully executed MOU, for Environmental Review.  Engineering and Project Administration with an estimated amount or $1,021,989.00 to include Federal Railroad Administration funds of $684,726.60 and Grantee Match $337,523.40”, Commissioner Carol Duffy said, “None of these funds, McKean County funds, we are simply acting as the municipality for the funds to flow through.”

GIS Coordinator, Sean McLaughlin, commented on the ESRI renewal of mapping Software for GIS in the amount of $35,000.  McLaughlin said, “It is the GIS Software that we use throughout the entire county, not just for me but also for 911 and Department of Human Services.  Many departments are utilizing this software.  So, it is not just the GIS Department.  It is the cheapest package that we can get for the software that we need.”

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