Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters last week:
The House passed House Resolution 238 by a vote of 199-0. It was sponsored by Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport, and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
The House passed House Bill 726 by a vote of 191-6. It reduces the threshold of injury for defining acts of child abuse and includes more specific acts as defined as child abuse. Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy; Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport; Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro; and Michael K. Hanna Sr., D-Lock Haven, voted in favor.
The Senate passed Senate Bill 1010, introduced by Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, by a vote of 49-0. It authorizes overload permits for trucks hauling bulk milk, including condensed and evaporated milk, that do not exceed 95,000 pounds.
The Senate passed Senate Bill 607 by a vote of 48-1. It requires carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in rental properties that burn fossil fuels as a heating source. For residential properties, the bill would require a disclosure regarding the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in the statement about a property during the time of sale. Yaw voted in favor.
Lycoming County commissioners approved two flood buy-out projects totaling $153,095 using hazard mitigation grants. The buyouts will be used for properties in Plunketts Creek, Lewis and Shrewsbury townships. Commissioners also approved the hiring of a new part-time clerk in the sheriff's office. Voting in favor of both measures were Jeff C. Wheeland and Tony Mussare. Ernie Larson was absent.
Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority voted 9-0 to release the borrowing of $15 million over three years to pay for infrastructure projects, including replacing aged water mains. Voting in favor were Thomas A. Frazier, William E. Nichols, Eiderson A. Dean, William Ertel, Steven W. Cappelli, George Bierman, Thomas Marnon, Dr. Marshall D. Welch, and Matthew Rebeck. John Meyer was absent.
Williamsport City Council voted 6-0 to release $3 million in Home Partnership Investment funds for the Brodart housing project on Memorial Avenue. Voting in favor were President Bill Hall, Bonnie Katz, Liz Miele, Randall J. Allison, Don Noviello and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith. Councilman Jonathan Williamson was absent.
Jersey Shore Area School Board approved a budget without increasing real estate taxes. Voting in favor of the spending plan were school directors Harry Brungard, Robert Pryor, Denise Smith, Craig Allen, Karen Stover, Harry Miller, Heather Williamson, Shelly Helm and Loren Koch.