County renews Progress Authority agreement

BY STACI WILSON

The county opted to renew its economic development agreement with the Progress Authority at the Oct. 13 commissioners meeting.

Commissioner Michael Giangrieco voted against approving the one-year agreement for service with the economic development group.

The Progress Authority, headquartered in Towanda, heads up the county’s daily economic development activities. The county has contracted with the Authority since 2005.

In the latest agreement, the Progress Authority will be paid an annual fee of $72,000 with an automatic renewal for two additional one-year periods. The Progress Authority or the county may cancel the renewal by written notice at least 30 days prior to the date.

The commissioners signed an agreement for 2010 actuarial services with the Hay Group, Philadelphia, at a cost of $7,050.

Memorandums of understanding between the county and Penn State Cooperative Extension for a 4-H Youth Development educator and a Dairy/Agriculture Program educator were also signed by the commissioners.

Bids for dumpsters and custodial supplies were open for review.

The week of Oct. 18-22 was proclaimed, by the commissioners, as National Business Women’s Week in Susquehanna County.

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