COUDERSPORT — The parking area formerly assigned to the Potter County commissioners is no longer reserved for their use, Commissioner Nancy Grupp reported at the Jan. 30 commissioners meeting.

Two of the three spaces, along the back of the Gunzburger building, are now for public use and one is reserved for veterans, Grupp said, as part of her bi-weekly report. Both Grupp and Commissioner Barry Hayman expressed gratitude to the community for grace as they are still adjusting to their new positions and settling into their routines. Commissioner Paul Heimel was absent from the meeting.

Prior to the general session, the salary board approved appointing Thomas Shaffer as the county solicitor and Daniel Glassmire as the assistant solicitor. Shaffer’s salary was set at $75,000 per year and Glassmire’s salary at $3 per hour. Following the salary board meeting, the retirement board met with C.S. McKee, the county’s retirement fund investment manager, to review the fourth quarter report from 2019, as well as get updated on who the new point-person within the investment company will be.

Dennis Goodenough Jr. was retroactively appointed to the Potter County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, effective Jan. 1 and seven training requests were approved during the meeting. Other agenda items approved included:

  • The service contract with JH Consulting for a Commodity Flow Study from Feb. 3 to Sept. 30, 2020 at a rate of $9,400
  • Transportation rate changes for Area Agency on Aging
  • Paying $326,411.91 in bills
  • Eleven courthouse fiscal summary payables for Jan. 17 and 16 courthouse fiscal summary payables for Jan. 31
  • $22,961.74 for the Jan. 22 and $150,000 for the Jan. 28 courthouse special runs

The next public meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 13 in the conference room, located immediately to the left after entering the main doors.