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Commissioners Select Photo Contest Winners
(Pictured above: aerial of Clarion Courthouse, Main Street, Clarion. Submitted By Michael Shaw.)
Receiving a total of 69 submissions for the contest, commissioners selected 12 photographs by seven photographers to be hung in the courthouse.
The seven winning photographers included Somer Best, Logan Chernicky, John Martin, Michael Shaw, Chad Thomas, Kyle Yates, Brett Whitling, and Sasha Young.
“We would like to thank our winners for sharing pictures with the county, ” said Commissioner Ted Tharan, Wayne Brosius, and Ed Heasley.
“We hope everyone will take some time to stop and admire their talent and the beauty of Clarion County next time you are in the courthouse. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and made it a huge success. Due to this great turn out, we have decided to leave the photo contest open for anyone else who might have photos they would like to share with the county. While these ongoing submissions may not be hung in the courthouse, they have a chance to be hung in any of the other county buildings.”
Tharan also thanked Vicky Duncan, Intern Amber Smoyer, and Taylor Best for all the work they did on the photo contest.
PCNTV will also be filming the Clarion County Courthouse Friday, July 13, and the winning photos may be featured. Tharan pointed out that the filming was taking place on Friday the 13th and was looking forward to showcasing the beauty and history of Clarion County. The completed television program is scheduled to air at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13.
In other action:
- Commissioners approved a rental contract with the Center for Community Resources for a Developmental Disability house on Greenville Ave. from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, at an annual cost of $21,000.00.
- An amendment for the Center for Community Resources for Developmental Disability emergency respite housing for a term of March 1, 2018, to June 30, 2018, a cost of $2,750.00 was unanimously rejected by all three commissioners. Tharan explained that requested costs were already covered under the contract. The Center for Community Resources owns three properties in the Clarion area used for consumer housing, and the county pays them rent.
- Commissioners approve resolution No. 11 of 2018, Brady Tunnel Grant Application.
- Approved a contract on behalf of DJ 18-3-03 (Knox) with Wendy Perez for office cleaning at the cost of $120.00 per month effective July 1, 2018, until termination.
- Approved a grant agreement on behalf of Transportation – Medical Assistance Transportation Program and Assurance of Compliance.
- Approved a contract on behalf of the Public Defender with Cory S. Ricci to serve in the position of Assistant Public Defender at the cost of $25,500.00 ($25,000.00 salary, up to $500.00 for training), effective July 1, 2018.
- Purchased a new fire alarm system at the County Prison from MVS Security for $23,423.81 through the Costars program.
- Granted permission to VFW Post 2145 to use the Veterans’ Memorial Park and Gazebo from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. September 11, 2018, for a Patriot Day Service.
- Approved a contract on behalf of the Center for Community Resources for supporting coordination for Developmental Disabilities consumers in Clarion County at a cost $2,200.00 from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
- Approved letters of support for both the New Bethlehem Borough for repairs to the Penn Station Bridge and Clarion Borough and Miles Brothers applications for Commonwealth financing for Multimodal Grants.
- Thanked Walmart forgiving the maintenance department ten truckloads of flowers and shrubs to plant around County Park and around the buildings.
- Announced Carol Clinger has informed the Commissioners that she plans to retire on September 7.
Other Clarion County 2018 winning photographs shown below:
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