Elk County Commissioners greeted by short agenda

Photo by Brian Stockman — Shown are members of the Elk County Commissioners at the recent meeting on Tuesday.
Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

A short agenda greeted the Commissioners and guests as the meeting was called to order Tuesday morning at the Elk County Courthouse Annex, 300 Center Street in Ridgway. 
The Commissioners first approved the grant application form the Keystone Elk Country Alliance to attend the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg in February 2019, based upon the recommendation of the Elk County Room Tax Committee. 
The Johnsonburg Community Center Playground Renovation Project's new bids were received after ones from a previous meeting came in well over the budget allocated, $143,306. With the new bids, the Johnsonburg Community Center had built-in projects they could cancel out or perform with volunteer labor. The Bid from Kane Lawn and Garden was for $193,834.87, while the bid from Landserv, Inc. of Boalsburg, came in at $184,300. The Community Center staff present at the meeting paired off individual projects and settled on resurfacing the basketball court instead of replacing it. The bid from LandServ was the winner coming in at $100,700. The Commissioners quickly approved this contract at the Community Center's recommendation.
Children and Youth Services Contracts were approved next for the Pentz Run Youth Center as well as for the Family Resource Network.
A Memorandum of Agreement between Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson and McKean Counties was approved on behalf of the Northwest Central PA Emergency Response Group. This is a terrorism task force that has been in place for over 20 years, managed by Mercyhurst University as the fiduciary. 
The Commissioners were happy to announce the Act 13 awards to multiple organizations.

The full article can be found in the print publication or E-Edition of the Ridgway Record, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.