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CHRIS MORELLI / THE EXPRESS Right, County Clinton Commissioners, left to right Angela Harding, Miles Kessinger and Jeff Snyder sit with a copy of the Clinton County 2022 budget on Thursday morning. The commissioners unanimously approved the budget.

LOCK HAVEN – Clinton County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2022 budget at their last meeting in 2021.

The 2022 budget is balanced and there will be no tax increase for county residents. The county’s current tax rate is 6.2 miles.

“The best thing is that we don’t have a tax increase. “ said Commissioner Jeff Snyder. “With all the struggles we’ve been through with COVID and the rising costs we’ve had, I think it’s a great thing for the residents of the county. I don’t think we ran out of service.

Commissioner Angela Harding echoed these sentiments.

“We were closed very briefly, but with teleworking, everyone kept the engine running until they kept human services and businesses accessible to the public,” said Harding.

The $ 43.9 million budget saw an increase in several areas, including salaries, health benefits and contracts.

“One of the things I’m most proud of is our ability to not have a tax increase and at the same time give our employees a pay raise they deserve. With the competitiveness in hiring and getting people and keeping them hopefully that extra pay that we were able to implement is something that lets them know how much we value them and make them work. hard for (our) voters ”, she said.

Commissioner Miles Kessinger said he was extremely happy with the county’s budget.

“We are happy to have a second year of a budget without tax increases and I hope we can maintain it at least during the tenure of these three commissioners and we will see what happens from there,” Kessinger said.

In the other cases on Thursday, the commissioners:

– Adoption of ordinance n ° 2 of 2021, which modifies the ordinance on hotel tax. The tax will now be collected monthly instead of quarterly.

– Approved a facilities use agreement with Lock Haven University for the use of the pool for ROMP events.

– Approved a service contract with Love Disposal for garbage removal from county buildings for a period of three years from January 1, 2022.

– Approved a professional services agreement with Eads Architects, Inc. for various architectural / engineering consulting services at the current hourly rate for project personnel providing the services rendered.

– Approved an amendment to the CAP agreement with the Pennsylvania DEP for Clinton and Clearfield counties to secure additional funding in the amount of $ 281,055 for a CAP coordinator, BMP audit funds and project / construction funds.

– Approved a proposal for Morefield Communications, for the renewal of one-year Datel support on Foreversweet phone logging software, effective January 1, 2022 at a cost of $ 650.

– Approved the owner-county agreement for the Central Counties Youth Center, providing for an annual Clinton County allowance of $ 99,130 ​​for the period January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 to be paid in four installments of $ 24,782.50.

– Approved John K. Lugg, Esquire, as counsel for the Register and Registrar’s Office for an annual fee of $ 800 and an additional $ 100 per hour for court appearances if required, effective from January 1, 2022.

– Approved the transfer of IV-D funds from the IV-D current account to the general fund in the amount of $ 37,453 for the reimbursement of September 2021 expenses.

– Appointed Greg Mayes to the Clinton County Sewer Authority. It’s a three-year term. The new term expires on December 31, 2024. They also appointed Justin Snook to the board of directors of Clinton County Ag Preservation. Snook’s appointment is for a three-year term that expires on December 31, 2024.

– Approved Derek Hoover’s promotion from part-time to full-time 911 dispatcher effective January 2, 2021, with annual salary to be established at the January 3, 2022 Salary Board meeting.

– County approved invoices in the amount of $ 896,650.51 for the two week period ending December 30, 2022 and net payroll in the amount of $ 265,038 for the two week period ending December 24 2021.

Commissioners reminded residents that county offices will be closed today, December 31, 2021 for the New Year’s holidays. Commissioners will reconvene for a wages board meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. .

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