County buys new car


The commissioners approved the purchase of a new car at the Wednesday, March 13 meeting, and are offering up two other vehicles to the highest bidders.
The purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala for the Costars price of $22,230 from Fairway Motors, Hazleton, was approved.
Costars is the state’s cooperative purchasing program administered by the Department of General Services.
Commissioner MaryAnn Warren asked if the original motion could be amended to reflect that the vehicle was for the “entire county’s use.”
All were in agreement that the motion be approved as amended.
Sealed bids are being accepted for a 2000 Ford Ranger and a 2001 Ford F-150. The estimated value of the vehicles is under $1000. After notice is posted for 10 days, the vehicles will go to the highest bidder or sold for current junk value, whichever is greater.
The commissioners also acknowledged the hiring of Levi Tiffany, of Montrose, by Sheriff Lance Benedict as a Deputy Sheriff, effective March 11.
The resignation of Jessica Bryant, 911 dispatcher, was accepted, with regret.
The county also approved two Children and Youth related service agreements.
Paul Karpitch, of Dimock, asked if the commissioners would entertain the idea of holding one meeting per quarter during the evening hours so more people could attend.
He said he had neighbors who expressed an interest in coming to the county meetings but were unable to because of work scheduled.
Commissioner Chair Alan Hall said county code requires that the commissioners’ meetings be held during the regular operational hours of the courthouse.