WATCH: Beaver County Commissioners Work Session 4-10-2019

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Department Head Report

Energy Assessment bid went out.
No other department head reports.

Solicitor Report [0:40]

– 5 year contract for food at the jail not broken down into dollar amounts

– County employees working in the courts at the magistrate buildings will go to the Freedom Municipal Building through an MOU in an emergency.

– Discussion about method to used to put county vehicles up for auction/sale.

BOC Report

— Amadio [7:10] —

– Waiting on Agricultural Preservation response.

— Egley [7:55] —

– Will start work this week on putting in drainage ditch at Brush Creek where citizens previously dug a ditch near the soccer field.

– South Heights responded to Commissioners regarding building permits. Expressed they are excluded from turning in building permits, but turn in trailer and excavating/demo permits. Nothing reported since 2003.

– Airport and Beaver County Chamber met about I376 corridor. Unemployment rate hovers around 4%. More jobs today than in peak of steel mill era.

– Office of Aging to have booklet come out in May.

– Central Valley School District wants to have students job shadow elected officials in the courthouse.

– Act 79 of County Code took effect last week which states individuals sentenced and convicted of Domestic Violence related charges must give up firearms. Discussion of process and policies.

Audience Participation [16:20]

– John Crispino – Discussed iCPR.

– North Country Trail wants GIS data from county. There is $100 charge per municipality, wants fee waved in three municipalities.

Executive Session for Union Negotiations

Matthew LaComb
Matt is a BeaverCountian.com multimedia contributor. When he doesn't have a camera in his hands, he's often conducting research projects for the site.

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Watched it. They are being short-sighted about the North Country Trail request. That is one of the very few things that might bring some tourists to the area, and outlying areas, like Darlington, could really build on its presence. Why doesn’t the county use the hotel tax fees to cover the cost of the GIS information, since it’s tourism related? Much better than a ridiculous ad in the Wall Street Journal. Glad they won’t be charging the parents who dug the drainage ditch in Brush Creek. They are even using it for a drainage pipe.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

What iCPR is the same thing as insider trading and should be prohibited. It should and may be illegal and abuse of office for self benefit and profit. As you can see, when the discussion starts to get embarrassing, they immediately want to go from public to private after the meeting. All a bunch of crooks, every one of them.

On another note, how do you surrender a firearm to the Sheriffs Office if you are not permitted to bring it into the courthouse?

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iCPR business license is registered to 640 4th St, Beaver, PA property owned by Albert A Torrence. Fishy stuff going on in this county.