County Approves Street, Sewer Projects

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — The Jefferson County Commissioners approved entering into agreements with two boroughs and one township for street improvement and storm sewer improvement projects Tuesday morning in Brookville.

In Punxsutawney, the commissioners unanimously gave the okay to enter into an agreement to provide the borough with $79,697.00 for the Liberty Street improvement project.

Commissioners Jack Matson, Jeff Pisarcik, and Herbert Bullers, Jr., also approved two expenditures for the West Liberty Street Storm Sewer improvement project. The first was for $102,298.00 and the second, in the amount of $18,000,00 for engineering services, was with Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Inc.

In Young Township, the commissioners approved two payments for the Village of Delancey-Doby Road street improvement project and for engineering services with Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Inc.

Commissioners also approved the following personnel moves:

  • Appointing Jen Wingard of Punxsutawney to the Children & Youth Services Advisory Board for a three-year term that expires March 31, 2019.;
  • The re-appointment of Debra Decker, Bethany Lindemuth, and Alaina Kennedy, all of Brookville, and Karen Herriotts and Barb Postlewait, both of Punxsutawney, to the Children & Youth Services Advisory Board. All terms will expire March 31, 2019.

There were also two proclamations approved by the commissioners.

The first was to proclaim May as “Community Action Month” and the second was to proclaim June 11 “Jefferson County Youth Field Day.”

“We want to thank the commissioners and the community for their support,” Community Action Executive Director Robert Cardamone said.

“Bob is a real professional and a good man to work with,” Matson said.

From left, counterclockwise are Community Action Executive Director Robert Cardamone, Jefferson County Commissioners Jeff Pisarcik, Herb Bullers Jr., and Jack Matson.

From left, counterclockwise are Community Action Executive Director Robert Cardamone, Jefferson County Commissioners Jeff Pisarcik, Herb Bullers, Jr., and Jack Matson.

Community Action, started in Jefferson and Clarion counties in 1965, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is a national network of flexible, responsive, and local controlled organizations that partner with families and the community to solve social and economic problems.

It provides emergency services, including food, shelter, and domestic violence prevention, veteran support services, adult education, youth leadership development, job training, financial literacy and budget counseling, parenting help, energy conservation measures and education, transportation to medical appointments, and volunteer opportunities for older Americans.

Allen Campbell, of Summerville, spoke on behalf of the Youth Field Day for the Jefferson County Federation of Sportsmen.

From left, counterclockwise are Jefferson County Commissioners Jack Matson, Jeff Pisarcik, Pa. Game Commission officer Roger Hartless, Commissioner Herbert Bullers Jr. and Jefferson County Youth Field Day's Allen Campbell.

From left, counterclockwise are Jefferson County Commissioners Jack Matson, Jeff Pisarcik, Pa. Game Commission officer Roger Hartless, Commissioner Herbert Bullers, Jr. and Jefferson County Youth Field Day’s Allen Campbell.

“We appreciate the support of the county, and we’d like to invite everyone to Reynlow Park June 11 to see what we do there,” Campbell said. “We started in 1994, and we’ve had more than 3,000 kids attend over the years.”

The Youth Field Day event introduces and teaches young people about the outdoors sports, including safe ways to boat, shoot rifles, shotguns and bow and arrow, fishing, trapping, and other outdoors activities.

The Commissioners will meet again at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 14 and June 28.

Also, all county offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday.


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