Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House passed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. The bill introduces a number of energy efficiency measures. Voting yes was U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard. U.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Cogan Station, did not vote.
The Senate and House were out of session.
The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority passed its 2013 budget that holds the line on rates for Montoursville Regional Sewer System and Armstrong Township sewer customers, but raises quarterly rates on Beaver Lake Sewer System customers in Penn Township to $400. Authority water customers will see no changes to their rates. Those voting in favor of the budget were Mary E. Bennardi, Jan V. Ransdorf, Donald E. Konkle Jr., Paul O. Wentzler, Richard C. Haas, James R. Carpenter, Charles S. Hall and Scott Slocum. Robert Hippenstiel was absent.
Lycoming County commissioners approved several reappointments on authority boards of directors. Bill Martin, Ryan Tira and Chris Logue were reappointed to the Williamsport Regional Airport Authority and George Girio was reappointed to the Lycoming County Housing Authority. Voting in favor were Tony Mussare and Jeff Wheeland. Ernie Larson was absent.
Lycoming County Planning Commission members approved a land development plan for a new Blaise Alexander Chevrolet-Buick car dealership situated along the Muncy Township and Fairfield Township border. Voting in favor were George Logue Jr., Larry Fry, Cindy Bower, James Dunn, Howard Fry and William Parsons.
City Council approved the first reading of the 2013 budget. The $21 million spending plan includes a 1-mill real estate tax hike.
Muncy Borough Council approved a $912,200 budget for 2013 that includes no tax increase. Voting in favor were Richard Baker, Galen Betzer, Matilda Noviello, Elaine McAleer, Jon Ort and Linda Stein. Dana Bertin was absent.
DuBoistown Borough Council Tuesday night approved a $439,057 budget for 2013 that holds the line on real estate taxes. Voting yes were Michael Caschera, John McCormick, James Barger, Norman Cowden and Michael Rodgers. Paul McKinley and Mark Shultz were absent.
Montoursville Borough Council approved a $1.72 million budget for 2013 that holds the line on real estate taxes. Voting yes were Robert Brobson, Kim DiRocco, Eugene Boyles, and Ronald Shearer. Dennis Holt and Mark Tillson voted no.
Montoursville Borough Council approved a five-year contract for Police Chief Jeff Guyrina. Voting yes were Robert Brobson, Kim DiRocco, Eugene Boyles, and Ronald Shearer. Dennis Holt and Mark Tillson voted no.
Picture Rocks Borough Council approved a 2013 budget that keeps real estate taxes the same. Voting yes were Eugene Otterbein, Bill Smedely, Kacie Hess, Todd Narber, Susan Earle, Larry Nunn and Chris Smith.
Jersey Shore Area School Board voted 5-4 to elect Shelley Helm as the new board president. Board member Karen Stover was the other nominee for the position. Voting for Helm were board members Harry Brungard, Robert Pryor, Heather Williamson, Craig Allen and Helm. Voting for Stover were board members Harry Miller, John Shireman, Denise Smith and Stover.
Williamsport Area School Board voted 9-0 to re-elect Lori Baer as board president. Voting in favor were board members Thomas Zimmerman, David Stone Jr., Jerene Milliken, Dr. Jane Penman, Jay Shultz, Dale Vollman, Karen Confer, Brette Confair and Baer.
Williamsport Area School Board voted 9-0 to approve Plancon Part F for the high school renovation project and to approve a proposal from Larson Design Group Inc. to provide design and construction documents to convert an existing wood shop at Lycoming Valley Middle School into a classroom space. Voting in favor were board members Zimmerman, Stone, Milliken, Penman, Shultz, Vollman, Confer, Confair and Baer.
Loyalsock Township School Board voted 8-0 to approve Edward Ade Jr. as board president. Voting in favor were board members Sheila Yates, William Carlucci, David Hornberger, Paul Young II, John Raymond, Christina Kiessling, Maureen Carey and Ade. Board member Stephen Dewar was absent.
By the same vote, the board accepted a fact-finding report from arbitrator Robert Gifford. The report was in response to an on-going contract negotiation between the district and teachers union.
Also by the same vote, the board adopted a resolution to not increase property taxes above the Act 1 index for the 2013-14 school year.
Montgomery School District voted 8-0 to re-elect Adam R. Diggan as board president. Voting in favor were board members Jody L. Budman, Gary L. Yocum Sr., Gabriel P. Blasi, Augustine F. Spizzirri, Christopher J. Johnson, Todd S. Woodling, Paul E. Stryker Jr. and Diggan. D. Todd Baker was absent.
South Williamsport Area School Districted voted 8-0 to re-elect John Engel as board president. Voting in favor were Chris Branton, Don Lowe, Greg Anthony, Jerry Broskey, Mary Ann Cowden, Sam Burch and Sue Davenport and Engel. Gregg Balawajder was absent.
East Lycoming School Board re-elected Richard Michael as board president. Voting in favor were board members Michael, Lea Ann Hawk, Donna Gavitt, Kellie Shaner-Gordner, Diane Santo, Amy Rogers, Debra Sherlinski and Randy Eddinger. Richard Bradley was absent.