Locally elected and appointed officials have voted on the following issues over the past few weeks:
• The House of Representatives voted 254-175 for a bill to keep government funding going through early December. US MP Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, voted yes. US MP Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, voted no.
• Lycoming County Commissioners voted 3-0 to purchase three Resource Management Services transfer trailers for $ 209,132. Tony Mussare, Rick Mirabito and Scott Metzger voted yes.
• Lycoming County’s commissioners approved a resolution reaffirming their support for the Second Amendment. Several people voted in favor of the resolution at the meeting.
• The Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors heard concerns from seniors about issues at the senior center operated by STEP. The seniors are worried about parking spaces and access to the building.
• The Williamsport Area School Board meeting consisted primarily of parents and community members who commented on the state Department of Health’s order for students, staff, and visitors to wear masks in school buildings.
• Superintendent Gerald McLaughlin shared with the Loyalsock Township School Board how much money the district has received from the COVID aid and how it has been and is being used in the district. Comments on ordering masks were also an issue.
• The Jersey Shore Area School District Board approved $ 667.85 in hospitality debt and $ 80 in technology debt relief as students move with no forwarding address. This debt arose before the introduction of free lunch for school-age children.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Monday the Sun Gazette rounds up the key votes of the past week, and specifically how our locally elected officials voted on each matter. Check out the Sun Gazette every Monday.)