Commissioners OK new radios for domestic relations personnel

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Deputy sheriffs working for the Domestic Relations Office will be able to perform their jobs better as the result of the Schuylkill County Commissioners approving on Wednesday the purchase of improved two way radio equipment.
The purchase of the Motorola portable radio equipment will help Deputy Sheriffs/Investigators James Hayes and Robert W. Phillips communicate with the office and will not be paid for with county money, Executive Director Lynn Bucklar said.
“There would be no cost at all to the county,” Bucklar told the commissioners just before they authorized the $18,133 purchase of the equipment from Green’s Communication, Pottsville.
Bucklar said the office will use grant money from its incentives program to buy the equipment, which will be compatible with the new Schuylkill County Communications Center system and also should improve the deputies’ safety.
“That’s to bring them in compliance with the new system that’s coming,” county Administrator Mark J. Scarbinsky said. “They’re getting it through the grant program.”
Scarbinsky said the new system should be fully tested and ready before the end of 2014.
In other business, the commissioners:

  • Approved an amended to the contract with Barletta Materials, Hazleton, to decrease the cost of repairs to County Bridge 120 to $392,605.55, representing a savings of $24,720.80. Scarbinsky said the bridge is on Black Creek Road between Barry and Butler townships. The money saved will be available for other projects in the liquid fuels program, according to county engineer Lisa Mahall.
  • Appointed two new employees for Rest Haven, the county nursing home. Patricia Howerter, Mount Carmel, will be a per diem licensed practical nurse to be paid at a rate of $18 per hour. Shane McCoog, Mahanoy City, will be a part-time storeroom clerk to be paid at a rate of $9 per hour.
  • Announced that next week’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. April 23 at the Mahanoy Area High School Auditorium, Mahanoy City.
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