The Greene Gazette Newsletter for September 2016 from the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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For Immediate Release
www.co.greene.pa.us
Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster

Compiled by Kelli Rishell
Administrative Assistant &
Ruth Thornberg, Webmaster


Edited by JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director


Approved by Jeffrey Marshall, Chief Clerk

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The County Commissioners would like to recognize all county employees born in the month OCTOBER and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


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September 20-October 30, 2016

(Go to: idlewild.com)


"You are not Alone"

October 5 Support Group Meeting


Heroin & Other Drugs

October 6 Town Hall Meeting


Greene County Senior Fair

October 7 Greene County Fairgrounds


FMI, call Center Township at 724-499-5487



October 9 - Flashlight Drags



Greene County Government Holiday Notice



Greene County Transportation Holiday Notice



October 14 - Registration deadline

Fall Saute' & Save series


Saturday, October 15

Greene County Fairgrounds


FMI, call Washington Twp at 724-627-6471



October 29 Jacktown Fairgrounds



FMI, call individual municipalities



November 6 @ 2:00 PM
Relay for Life Fundraiser



Farmers Market Voucher
Distribution Schedule



Local Farmer's Markets


Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency

Tourism Office: 724-627-TOUR
& e-mail tourism

GREAT PUMPKIN RECIPES
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WAYNESBURG, PA — Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Commissioners on Capitol Hill
  The Greene County Commissioners went to Washington DC on September 14 to lobby on several issues, particularly:
        • legislation for Miners Protection Act
        • infrastructure improvements for the county (water,
            sewage, transportation projects, etc.)
        • Coalition of Brighter Greene
        • lack of broadband throughout the county
        • drug issues
They met with representatives from Pennsylvania: Senator Bob Casey, Senator Pat Toomey, Congressman Bill Shuster & Congressman Tim Murphy.


King Coal Show Parade held on August 27th

Commissioner Blair Zimmerman & friend Mary
 
Commissioner Dave Coder &
David Jack, Mayor of Carmichaels Borough

Commissioner Archie Trader & wife Jeanette
 
Sheriff Brian Tennant and family


Commissioners attend Pioneer Grocery ribbon cutting on September 15th
  Check out the new Pioneer Grocery, formerly Rush's Grocery in Rogersville, PA. The new grocery held a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting on Thursday, September 15.

Check out the new Pioneer Grocery, formerly Rush's Grocery, in Rogersville, PA. The store, under the new ownership of Ken and Caitlin Carlisle, held a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting on Thursday, September 15. Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman were there to speak to guests.
Pictures courtesy of the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce


Employ Older Workers Week
 
Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the week of Sept. 18-24, 2016, Employ Older Workers Week during their Sept. 21 agenda meeting. The proclamation recognizes the value that older workers bring to the workplace and the important role they play in the current and future workforce. According to the proclamation, by 2020, workers 65 and older are projected to increase by nearly 29 percent while the working age population (20-64) is not projected to grow.

Nancy Riggle, the Greene County supervisor of SWPA Area Agency on Aging thanked the commissioners for the proclamation and commended the unique workforce of seniors who bring with them the benefits of productivity, dependability, patience and knowledge.

Pictured, from l. to r., Commissioner Dave Coder; Linda Gonzales, SWPA Area Agency on Aging office aid; Nancy Riggle, SWPA Area Agency on Aging Greene County supervisor; Barbara Cole, PA Career Link office manager; Kevin Morris, PA Career Link employee; Stacy Strohman, Community Action director of senior services; Commissioner Archie Trader; Renee Wishon, Carmichaels Community Center clerical aide; Bridget Dennison, Community Action center services manager; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.


70th Anniversary of the Shannopin Civic Club
  The Shannopin Civic Club in Bobtown has been around for 70 years and held a celebration on Sunday, September 15 to commemorate the club, the county commissioners were speakers at the ceremony. Also attending and speaking at the ceremony was Cyril Harrison Wecht, an American Forensic Pathologist who was born in Bobtown; he has been a consultant in numerous high-profile national cases. Commissioner Zimmerman would also like to thank Denise Desmett of our 911 center for organizing the event! Enjoy the speaker photos from the celebration:

Photos courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman (click on images to enlarge photo)


Groundbreaking for new Community Bank Operations Center
  With the symbolic first cut of the spade, Community Bank, the bank subsidiary of CB Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBFV), marked the official start of the construction of its new Operations Center in the EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg. The construction of this new 22,500 sq. ft. facility is another milestone in the 115 year history of Community Bank.

The new facility will be names the "Ralph J. Sommers, Jr. Operations Center", in honor of Community Bank's Chairman of the Board, Ralph J. Sommers, Jr. The new Sommers Operation Center will house approximately 70 employees, now located in several facilities.

Pictured breaking ground with Chairman Ralph J. Sommers, Jr. is former Chairman Charles Baily, Sr., President Pat McCune and the Community Bank Board of Directors, Senator Bartolotta, Representative Snyder, Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder & Archie Trader and GCID, Inc. Executive Director Don Chappel.     — Photo & article courtesy of Direct Results.


This Month in Greene County Government...
Board of Commissioners:
During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, September 1, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Division order from CNX Gas Company for the GH 53 K Turned-In-Line
  • Resource sharing agreement between the County of Greene and Career Link
  • Drawings for construction for the Airport Business Park Access Road
  • Proposal from Pennoni Associates for construction inspection and documentation services associated with the construction of the Airport Business Park Access Road at a cost of $85,512.36 at the request of PennDOT
  • Allocate $15,000 to the Humane Society of Greene County
  • Allocate $10,000 to Cat Nip Acres
  • Change order/proposal from L. and L. Roofing, Inc. in the amount of $7,123.00 for the pump house roof at Wana B. Park, as recommended by EADS Engineering
  • Change order/proposal from Jesse L. Fiske, Sr., LLC for column base repair on the courthouse front main entrance in the amount of $1,280.00 and $1,380.00 for an alcohol based repellant to the main entrance of the Courthouse, as recommended by EADS Engineering
  • Change order/proposal from A. Folino in an amount of $62,717.95 for the below work at the Airport Development Intersection Project, as recommended by MEC, Construction Management Company, and Pennoni Engineering:
    1. Undercut existing unsuitable subgrade material an additional 12" at the New Airport Entrance Driveway and reconstruct the majority of the area with a combination of geotextile fabric materials, geogrid material and AASHTO No. 1 aggregate. $37,820.69
    2. Install Temporary Traffic Signal poles, signal heads, overhead wiring, etc. at the New Airport Entrance Driveway as shown on the PennDot approved Temporary Traffic Signal Plan. $36,474.76
    3. Bid Item No. 0910-0005 — Junction Box, JB-12 Delete 2 each @ $2,740.00/ ea ($5,480.00)
    4. Bid Item No. 0954-0011 — 1 inch Conduit Delete 225 LF @ $25.00/LF ($5,625.00)
    5. Bid Item No. 0954-0153 — Trench and Backfill, Type lll Delete 225 LF @ $2.10/LF ($472.50)
Under Tax Claim, the Commissioners approved a contract between the County of Greene and Clearwater Construction for County Bridge #102 (located in Aleppo Township) in the amount $446,000.00.

Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 4th quarter Medical Assistance Transportation Program report.

Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 contracts A through C. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Zimmerman the second to table FY2016/2017 contract D:
  1. Adam Belletti, Esquire
  2. Brandon Meyer, Esquire
  3. Achieva
  4. Pressley Ridge
Under Drug & Alcohol, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 contracts with:
  1. Polaris Renewal Services
  2. Gateway Rehab
Under Children & Youth, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 4th Quarter Act 148 Report of Quarterly Expenditures. They also approved the FY2015/2016 contracts with:
  1. Outside in School of Experiential Education, Inc.
  2. Taylor Diversion Programs, Inc.
  3. Diakon Child, Family, & Community Ministries
  4. City Mission-Living Stones, Inc.
The Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 Implementation Plan and FY2017/2018 Needs Based Budget Plan pending County Solicitor Approval.
Under IDA/CDBG, the Commissioners accepted the Fair Housing Resolution.

PUBLIC COMMENT:   Commissioner Zimmerman announced there will be a special prison board meeting today at noon in the first floor meeting room of the County office building.


During the commissioners' regular board meeting on Thursday, September 22, the Commissioners made a Proclamation for Employ Older Workers Week September 18-24, 2016.

Under Bridges, the Commissioners authorized the Chief Clerk and the Buildings/Grounds Director, with the assistance of Widmer Engineering, to advertise the removal and sale of old bridge materials from County Bridges: 1 (Franklin Township), 26 (Franklin and Jefferson Townships), 87 (Morgan Township) and 92 (Cumberland Township).

Under Tax Claim, the Greene County Tax Claim Bureau has received a bid of fifty dollars ($50.00), plus fees, for the following property: Control # 6-82452 located in Dunkard Township and has been in the office since 2008 and taken to upset sale on September 15, 2010 and judicial sale on December 16, 2015 and remains unsold.

Under Emergency Management, the Commissioners accepted a response trailer donation from Chevron and authorized Jeffrey Marshall as signatory on this transaction.

The Commissioners also approved a no cost change order between the County of Greene and Central Link for 911 Services.

Under Victim Witness, the Commissioners approved the RASA/VOJO 2017-2018 grant application.

Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • FY2016/2017 Shared Ride Grant Agreement
  • FY2016/2017 MATP Grant Agreement
  • Appointed Barbara Walters to the Human Services Advisory Board of Directors
Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 Contract amendments with:
  • Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Developmental Therapy Associates d/b/a Jody L. Barto
  • Triad Behavior Support Services
The Commissioners also approved the FY2016/2017 contracts A through I with item D separate:
  • The Integrated Care Corporation
  • City Mission Living Stones, Inc.
  • Allegheny Healthchoices, Inc.
  • Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Zimmerman the second with Commissioner Coder abstaining for the 2016/2017 contract with Pressley Ridge
  • TGCH, Inc. d/b/a Washington Health System-Greene
  • Centerville Clinics Inc.Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Developmental Therapy Associates d/b/a Jody L. Barto
  • Triad Behavior Support Services
Under Drug & Alcohol, the Commissioners approved the FY2016/2017 contract with Turning Point.

Under Children & Youth Services, the Commissioners appointed Thelma Szarell to the CYS Advisory Board of Directors; and approved the following:
  • the FY2015/2016 Budget Amendment.
  • the FY2015/2016 contracts with:
    1. Pathways Adolescent Center, Inc.
    2. George Junior Republic in Pa, Inc.
    3. Adoption Connection, PA
Under Tourism, the Commissioners accepted the resignation of Kayla Patton from the Tourist Promotion Board of Directors and appointed Ken Carlisle to the Tourist Promotion Board of Directors.

Prison Board:
During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, September 1, the Commissioners made the following motions:
  • Executive Session:
    1. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Dave Balint the second at 12:02 to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues.
    2. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Zimmerman the second at 12:25 to come back from executive session.
    3. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Zimmerman the second pending Salary Board to recommend hiring John Kingston if he accepts salary in the given range. Vote unanimous. Sheriff Tennant remarked there were many good applications and it was a difficult decision.
    4. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Marge Fox the second to put on salary board for retroactive pay for acting Deputy Warden Kraus from time started in the position. Sheriff Tennant thanked Deputy Warden Kraus and told him there will need to be continued assistance once the new warden starts.

  • General Discussion:   Marge Fox suggested Prison Board look into hiring a psychologist or contract with an accredited facility to prescreen inmates entering the prison.

During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, September 22, the Commissioners agreed to table to West Law contract renewal.
  • Security:
    • The intercom system has been repaired and has been functioning since last week
    • All of the camera wires have been run for all cameras on the inside. Corrections Officer Neligh is coordinating with Morgantown Security and Fire to run the wires to G and H Blocks. After the wires are run, all new cameras will be installed
    • Continue to house inmates for Fayette County and Washington County

  • Training:
    • Corrections Officer Amanda McCool and Food Service Karen Taylor have been accepted to the Department of Corrections Training Academy and will start on October 10, 2016
    • Annual Right to Know Training for the entire facility has been scheduled for October 19, 2016

  • Maintenance:
    • Day to day maintenance continues throughout the facility

  • Deposits:
    • Deposits totaling $2,440 have been made with the Treasurer's office for work release and weekend inmates. Fayette County owes $12,650 for July 2016 inmate housing and owes $11,200 for August 2016 housing.


Retirement Board:
During the Retirement Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the Commissioners received the report on 2016 Actuarial Valuation including determination of County actuarially determined contribution for 2016. The Commissioners also met with CIM Investment Manager to review investments.


Salary Board:
During the Salary Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the following personnel actions were approved:

    Increase in Pay:
    • All casual Van Drivers to $10 per hour

    New Hires:
    • Joel Ankrom, casual Corrections Officer
    • Kevin Beal, regular part time Tip Staff
    • Douglas Berryhill, part time Corrections Officer
    • Richard Blaker, regular full time Transportation Director
    • Zachary Burger, casual Corrections Officer
    • John Kingston, regular full time Warden
    • Shayla Kniha, casual Corrections Officer
    • Taylor Knisley, part time Corrections Officer
    • Travis Miller, casual Corrections Officer
    • Richard Rosendale, casual Tip Staff
    • Mary Schaum, casual Corrections Officer
    • John Zitz, temporary regular part time Corrections Officer

    Promotions:
    • Danielle Smith from probation to regular status County Caseworker I, CYS

    Resignations:
    • John M. Dulaney, part time Tip Staff
    • Lee Kozich, Security Officer
    • Jeffrey Wilson, Forensic Re-entry Specialist

    Retirements:
    • Cynthia Reagan, Custodial Worker

    Temporary Pay Increase:
    • Michael Kraus, Deputy Warden, at $1,000 per month eff. July, August and September 2016

    Transfers:
    • Lisa Jordan to regular full time Security Officer


County Commissioners welcome new county employees
The Commissioners would like to take time to welcome our new employees that were hired since the last Salary Board meeting, and introduce each new hire to the rest of our county employees. We welcome you and hope you are satisfied with your new position. We have an open door policy for all our employees, and want you to feel comfortable in your new position. Thank you for joining us in support the Greene County Government.

Richard Blaker
Transportation Director
Human Services Department
Appointment eff. 9/6/2016

Kevin Beal
Tip Staff
Court of Common Pleas
Department of Law and Order
Appointment eff. 9/13/2016


County employees participate in the first Run4Morgan 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 10
The Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Recreation partnered with Morgans Army to host the first Run4Morgan 5K Run/Walk on September 10 along the Greene River Trail head at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Millsboro, PA. Several county employees participated in the 5K run/walk fundraiser, as seen in the pictures below: Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder, Jake & Pam Blaker from our Rec Department; Cassie Teegarden from our Tax Claim Office; Cara Cox from our HR Office; Marilyn Dubos, Enforcement Officer with Domestic Relations, and possibly others. Commissioner Zimmerman participated in the awards ceremony for the runners, and JoAnne Marshall, Tourism Director, was there taking photos for the event. Thanks for all who participated for this worthy cause.




NASA Fly-In held at the Greene County Airport, September 23th-25th

3rd Annual NASA Scale Classic
Radio Control Events:
511 Sportsman Sport Scale *
512 Expert Sport Scale *
511 Designer Scale *
522 Team Scale *
520 Open / Novice Fun Scale **
Control Line Events:
509 Sport Scale *
521 Profile Scale *
526 Fun Scale **
529 1/2a Scale **

* Earn an invitation only by placing in the top 30% of a qualifying event — See list on website.

** Open to all entries
   
The Greene County Airport was honored with the National Association of Scale Aero Modeler's (NASA) Fly-In of Remote Control planes, Control Line planes, and Free Flight planes. The event was held September 23-25 at the airport in Waynesburg, PA.

Photos of these planes courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.


Recreation fall exercise sessions and seasonal programs announced
1. Recreation announces fall exercise session
(Please note that County employees may attend these fall exercise classes at no cost!
Please spread the word to anyone that might be interested!
)

The Greene County Department of Recreation’s six-week fall exercise session began Sunday, Sept. 18. The one-hour classes offered weekly at the Greene County Fairgrounds include: Youth Conditioning for ages 5 to 12; new classes of Country Heat, 'Fat Burner Meet Resistance" and P90X/Insanity Mash-up; and returning CIZE, P90X, PiYo, Turbo Kick and Zumba. Click HERE for 2016 Fall Exercise Class Schedule.

As part of the Healthy Lifestyles series, Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation is teaming up with the Department of Recreation to sponsor Country Heat on Mondays and Youth Conditioning on Thursdays. Free participation is eligible to individual who submit an entry form to the Recreation Office by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Ten winners for each six-week class series will be drawn the following day at 10 a.m. Entry forms are available at the Recreation Office or online at www.co.greene.pa.us.
  • Youth Conditioning led by Calvin Blunt gives explosive results by focusing on youth speed by making it "Better, Stronger and Faster." Classes on Thursdays in Building #8 are offered at 4 p.m. for children ages 5-11 and again at 5 p.m. for ages 12-16.

  • Zumba embraces all the fundamental principles of fitness with instructor Missy Brewer. Fun and music motivate the body to efficiently burn calories, tone all muscle groups, incorporates full range of motion and improves the cardiovascular system. Classes are held Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. in Building #9.
All exercise participants must sign a release waiver and should wear sweat-absorbing clothes and good support shoes. Water and towels are recommended. P90X, PiYo and “Fat Burner Meet Resistance” participants will need to provide their own mat, along with light weights for P90X.

Individual classes are $5 per person with the exception of Youth Conditioning at $10. The “Hopper Card” is back by popular demand for the 2016 fall exercise classes. The $50 card allows participants to attend any twelve classes, excluding Youth Conditioning, within the session for a $10 in savings. Participants may purchase more than one card at the Recreation Office or any exercise class.

Classes may be canceled due to participation or inclement weather. Announcements will be made on WANB Radio. Due to the Columbus Day holiday, classes will not be held on Monday, Oct. 10 and are re-scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31.

Registration is required one day in advance of classes due to space availability. For more information or registration, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323, or visit www.co.greene.pa.us.

2. Recreation spices up the Fall Season with a variety of programs
The Greene County Department of Recreation will offer several new fall programs as well as some old favorites beginning Sept. 13 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is required one day in advance of classes due to space availability.

"Essentially Yours — Natural Solutions for a Healthier You" led by Kelley Mackey will introduce participants to essential oils and builds each week with additional methods for using oils in everyday life. The one-hour class is held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning September 22 through October 27 in the upper level of Building #10 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. The class fee is $5 per week and includes a make-and-take project with samples. Participants may also win weekly prizes. For more information or registration, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Pre-registration is required one day in advance of classes due to space availability. Click HERE for class brochure.

A two-hour Creative Jewelry Making class will be held weekly on Sundays with instructor Angel Boyle beginning September 18 in the upper level of Building #10. Participants will design different types of jewelry to take home. Topics include creating patterns and designs, Peyote stitch, beading and stitching techniques to add drama and flare. The class fee is $20 per week and includes materials. The class series ends Oct. 9. Click HERE for creative jewelry making brochure.

Boyle will also teach a one-hour Creative Jewelry Making at 6 p.m. on Mondays beginning September 19 through October 31 in Building #9. Class will not be held on Oct. 10 due to the Columbus Day holiday. Participants will make earrings or bracelets that explore basic beading techniques. Topics also include adding bling with Swarovski Crystals and gem stones, crimping techniques and a variety of bead structures. The $10 fee per week includes materials. Adults and mature children are welcome.
  "Creative Pastries" with instructor Von Lee begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 with subsequent classes held on Sept. 20 and 27 in the lower level of Building #10. The class will focus on building the skills necessary for the perfect pie crust including crimping, creating appliques and building lattice crusts for luscious fruit pies or hearty savory pies. Coffee will be served at the end of each class to enjoy the finished product. Each one-hour class builds upon the previous week’s topic. The fee is $20 per class and includes supplies. Click HERE for creative pastries brochure.


Lee will also lead a series of Cake Decorating class on Wednesdays beginning at 6 p.m. on September 14 in the lower level of Building #10. Emphasis will be on basic buttercream techniques and six simple to-pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes and treats to extraordinary creations. To pursue professional designs, an advanced follow-up class is held on Sept. 21. Aprons are optional and participants will need to supply a small to medium size container. The fee is $20 per class and includes the remaining supplies. The class series is offered again on Oct. 19 and 26. Click HERE for cake decorating brochure.

Classes may be canceled due to participation or inclement weather. Announcements will be made on WANB Radio.

For more information or registration, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323, or visit www.co.greene.pa.us.


Conservation District Offers Free Timber Harvest Workshop

The Greene County Conservation District is hosting a free Timber Harvest Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. on the lower floor of Building #10 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. The workshop is open to the public.

Tony Quadro, a forester with the Westmoreland Conservation District, will help guide participants through the process of selling timber. The workshop will help answer how to mark trees for sale; estimating the value of trees; drawing up a written contract; placing trees up for bid; minimizing soil erosion and sedimentation; obtaining stream crossing permits; hiring a private consulting forester; and closing out the sale when the timber harvest is completed.

The workshop will also feature Russell Gibbs, a service forester with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, and the services the state has to offer land owners harvesting their timber.

Reservations are not necessary, but encouraged. Contact the Greene County Conservation District at 724-852-5278 for more information.


Rehab Homes — Redevelopment Authority for the County of Greene (RACG)
Dave is pleased to share a summary of the rehabilitation projects underway and homes FOR SALE:
  • 363 Nazer Street, Waynesburg (Waynesburg Borough):   3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, full basement, fully refurbished. FOR SALE, $52,000.
  • 156 Larimer Avenue, Bobtown (Dunkard Township):   2 bedrooms, 1 bath, fully refurbished, full basement, 1 car attached garage. FOR SALE, $59,900. Click HERE for sale flyer.
  • 145 Fairview Avenue, Jefferson (Jefferson Township):   NEW 3 bedroom modular home, 2 baths, full basement. FOR SALE, $140,000.
  • 127 School Street, Clarksville (Chartiers Village):   purchased at Judicial Sale. The RACG needs to rehab. Two bedrooms, 1 bath, full basement, detached garage. Should be ready for occupancy January 2017.
  • 83 Second Street, Crucible (Cumberland Township):   purchased at Judicial Sale. The RACG needs to rehab. Whole duplex, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, full basement. Should be completed and ready for occupancy February 2017.
  • 333 Steele Road, Mt. Morris (Dunkard Township):   purchased at Judicial Sale. The RACG needs to rehab. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room, out in the country. Should be ready for occupancy July 2017.
If interested in any of the above properties, please contact Dave Calvario, Executive Director for the RACG, to discuss further information, call 724-852-5306 or email to dcalvario. Click HERE for flyer of information.


Domestic Relations Locate List
Domestic Relations Office needs your help in obtaining mailing addresses for the individuals listed below, please contact the DRS Office at 724-852-5214 should you know the whereabouts or an address for any of the following individuals:
Listing is updated monthly 9/27/2016 —> Cynthia Policz, Assistant Director, Domestic Relations)
1.   AMONETTE, JAMES A. 19.   HARRIS, KEVIN L. JR 37.   ORNDOFF, WILLIAM H. JR
2.   BARHART, JEREMY S. 20.   HATFIELD, CYNTHIA L. 38.   PATTERSON, GARY ANTHONY
3.   BATEMAN, ANDREA R. 21.   HILLEN, SCOTT 39.   PETTIS, BRIAN K.
4.   BLACKWELL, DAVID ERIC JR. 22.   JENKINS, CODY D. 40.   RENNER, DAVID M.
5.   BREWER, JEFFREY LEE 23.   JOHNSON-ABEREGG, THOMAS C. 41.   ROGERS, MARK A.
6.   BROWNFIELD, JUSTIN S. 24.   KING, WILLIAM A. 42.   RUDNICK, TERRY LEE JR.
7.   BURGESS, DAVID E. 25.   LANDMAN, EARL E. JR. 43.   SAYRE, EARNIE
8.   BURNWORTH, ANTHONY J. 26.   LEWIS, JESSICA B. 44.   SMITH, BRIAN
9.   CAIN, MATTHEW DAVID 27.   LIPSCOMB, CHRISTOPHER M. 45.   SMITH, JASON CRAIG
10.   CAMPBELL, NICHOLAS A. 28.   LOHR, WILLIAM D. 46.   SNYDER, LOREL
11.   CARDER, MITCHELL RAY SR. 29.   MARTIN, CRAIG M. SR. 47.   STAGGERS, STAR D.
12.   CONARD, ROBERT LEE 30.   MC CLAIN, BOBBY JOE 48.   STEWART, MICHAEL
13.   CUMBERLAND, BELINDA J. 31.   MC CLARREN, MELANIE E. 49.   TABBER, CODY
14.   DANFORTH, GARY A. 32.   MC LAUGHLIN, RUSSELL E. 50.   TURNER, ANDRE L.
15.   DICKEY, JEREMY M. 33.   MERRITT, JEREMY 51.   TYLER, TIM
16.   ELLIS, ROLAND VANCE JR 34.   MILLER, BRETT A. II 52.   VANBUSKIRK, BRANDON C.
17.   FRIEND, GERALD 35.   MITCHELL, GEORGE J. II 53.   WOODS, LEROY WILLIAM
18.   GREENAWALT, ALLAN A. 36.   NAPOLEON, MALENTION S. JR  


Directors Chatter Box

Greene County Veteran's Affairs Office:
Vet Affairs October dates to remember: —Thanks, Dalene Watson, VA Director (724-852-5274)
  Outreach Schedule

The Greene County Veterans Affairs office will provide information and services to veterans in communities across the county during this year’s schedule of veterans’ outreach programs. Outreach will take place starting at 10 a.m. on the following dates & locations:
  • October 12 — Mt. Morris Senior Center, 303 Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris (724-324-5396)
  • October 25 — Clarksville Lion's Club Community Center, 524 East Street, Clarksville (724-364-3224)
For more information, call 724-852-5274.


Elections Office
    October 11 is the deadline to register before the November 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com.

Other important deadlines:
  • November 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot; and
  • November 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot.
— Thanks, Tina Kiger, Director (724-852-5230)


Human Resources
  COUNTY's POLICY on "OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT"
Below is a reminder of the County’s policy regarding outside employment. Please be sure to call Becky in HR if you have any questions. (Source: County of Greene Employee Handbook, Section 2.7)

"Outside employment, in addition to regular County employment, is discouraged. If an employee seeks employment in addition to his/her regular County job, such employment must be compatible with that of his/her County position and pose no actual or apparent conflict with the employee’s performance for the County of Greene. Before accepting outside employment in addition to his/her regular County job, an employee must notify in writing his/her supervisor and the Human Resource Director of such action. The employee must also notify his or her supervisor and the Human Resource Director in writing once he or she no longer holds outside employment.

Outside employment that constitutes an actual or apparent conflict of interest is prohibited. Employees may not receive any income or material gain from individuals outside the County of Greene for materials produced or services rendered while performing their County jobs.

Regular full-time, paid public officials and employees may engage in regular part-time, outside employment not exceeding twenty (20) hours per week as long as the official or employee meets the performance standards of his/her job with the County of Greene. All employees will be judged by the same performance standards and will be subject to the County of Greene’s scheduling demands regardless of any existing outside work requirements. If the County of Greene determines that an employee’s outside work constitutes an actual or apparent conflict of interest or interferes with performance or the ability to meet the requirements of the County of Greene as they are modified from time-to-time, the employee may be asked to terminate the outside employment if he/she wishes to remain with the County of Greene."

— Thanks, Rebecca Harris, Director (724-852-5200)
  Wellness Rewards Program - Managing Stress

As part of the 2016 Wellness Program, we will be having a lunchtime (11:30-12:30 pm) lecture was held on Wed, September 14, 2016, 2nd floor conference room of the County Office Building.

The lecture topic: Managing Stress, counted as 20 points for participating program attendees.

This year' wellness program will be ending in October, so for any of those participants not meeting their required 300 points, should participate in any of the upcoming or online programs.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cara Cox or call at extension 381.
 
County Employee - Annual Flu Shot Clinic
Rite Aid Pharmacy will be onsite to provide Flu Shots for all County Employees: Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Mail Room, Third Floor of the County Office Building.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Greene County Jail and 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the Mail Room, Third Floor of the County Office Building.

If you have the County health insurance, please bring a copy of the front and back of your insurance card for billing. You WILL NOT have to pay anything, but it helps to offset the cost to the County if we bill your insurance. **If you DO NOT have the County insurance, you DO NOT have to pay. Rite Aid will bill the County directly for your shot.** Employees do not need to register to attend. Call Human Resources with any questions!!
 
New Kronos Time & Attendance System:
Just a few updates on the new Kronos T&A System:
  • Vacation and comp time will accrue only in the Kronos system. Any balances listed on your pay stub are inaccurate and will be adjusted off by Human Resources as soon as possible. Please see your Kronos account for your most up to date vacation and comp balances!
  • There is a projected accrual in the Kronos system for your vacation. The system looks at your hire date and accrual profile and estimates what time you will have for the rest of this year. For this year, please call Human Resources to verify how much time you still have, since we imported balances in the middle of the year and had to make some manual adjustments.
  • Sick and personal will still be listed on your pay stub for the time being. Those balances will also be moved into the Kronos system at some point in the future. Once this transition has been made, we will let you know.
Vacation and comp balances can be seen in the “My Profile” part of your Kronos account. In order to access your balances you will:
    — Log into the Kronos system
    — Click “My Account” on the top left
    — Click “My Profile” in the drop down box
    — Scroll to the bottom and you will see a section for accruals
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources and either Becky or Cara will be happy to assist you!
— Thanks again, Rebecca Harris, Director (724-852-5200)


Community Interests:

  • RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONIES & BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:
    • October 6 — A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location for Farmers Insurance – Kenneth Carlisle is scheduled for October 6 at 12:30 p.m. at 147 East High Street, Waynesburg. There will be light refreshments and a special raffle! Stop by anytime between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to register. RSVP is appreciated, but not required for the ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
    • October 25 — A Business After Hours is scheduled for October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home in Rogersville with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

    FMI, contact the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 724-627-5926 or email at info@waynesburgchamber.com


  • NATHANEL GREENE CDC — is sponsoring a 2 day trip to Lancaster on October 7th and 8th. Trip includes tickets to Samson at Sight and Sound, a Amish dinner and a 3 hour Amish guided tour on Saturday morning. We will be staying at the Comfort Inn located in the Rockvale Outlet with over 80 shops. Cost per person if 2 in the room is $295.00. Triple is $275.00 and Quad is $255.00 per person. Pick up will be in Greensboro, Carmichaels and Waynesburg starting at 7:30 am. FMI, contact shine201027@yahoo.com or call 724-943-4462.


  • 46th ANNUAL MARKET HOG SHOW & AUCTION — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016:


    Join us for the 46th Annual 4-H market hog show and sale on Saturday, October 15 — show at 1:00 pm and sale at 7:00 pm. Held in the large arena barn at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, PA.
    Approximately 50 Market Hogs for Sell . . . fill your freezer with local grown pork and support your local 4-H KIDS.

    FMI, contact the Penn State Extension Office in Waynesburg at 724-627-3745,
    located at 26 West High Street, Room 1, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Website: extension.psu.edu/greene)

Calendar OF Events
Be sure to check out the many upcoming events Greene County has to offer!

October 1, 8, & 15 | Greensboro Farmers’ Market — Saturdays. Former Holy Faith Church on Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA (May 14-October 15, 2016). Contact: Heather & Harley Gapen at 724-324-2279.

October 5 & 12 — | Waynesburg Farmers' Market — held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, in downtown Waynesburg. Locally grown produce and fruit. Vendors service hot lunch specials. Farmers market will be ending on October 12 for the season. FMI, call 724-627-8119.

October 6 | Washington Township Town Hall Meeting — held at 7:00 pm at the Mine Training Center (former GARC Building) at 179 Dunn Station Road, Ruff Creek. Check in on what’s happening with the Comprehensive Plan! The meeting will provide an update on the Township’s developing Comprehensive Plan and give residents the opportunity to help direct its continued course. Please join us! FMI, call 724-627-6471.

October 7 | Greene County Senior Fair 2016 — 10 am to 2 pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg. Morning refreshments. Exhibitors/agencies/sponsors will provide health screenings and information on available programs of interest to older adults. Noon lunch by the Greene County Career and Technology Center. Grand door prize drawing at 1:30 pm (registration required). FMI, open event flyer HERE or call 724-852-5210.

October 7 & 8 | Waynesburg University Homecoming — FMI, visit www.waynesburgunited.com or call 724-852-3256.


October 8 | Central Greene Scholarship Trust Trivia Contest — Waynesburg Central High School. FMI, Mike Camilli at 724-557-8201, Mark McCury at 724-255-3478 or Jim Caruso at 724-366-1690.

October 8 | Flenniken Public Library's 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Dinner — 6:00-8:00 pm. FMI, call 724-966-5263.


2016 HallowBOO! County of Greene Corporate Partner Discount — Purchase your 2016 HallowBOO! tickets and SAVE $10 each on regular gate admission! Tickets are valid for one visit on any one HallowBOO! weekend operating date, October 8-30, 2016. To purchase the tickets, go to idlewild.com/greenecounty. Click HERE for additional information.

October 9 | Flashlight Drags — 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. $30 to race, $6 to watch. The Flashlight Drags feature a Car Show, Car Cruise, vendors’ midway, music, food, and fun for the entire family. The races start with a flashlight signal, just like early days of rebel drag racing that many know only from old movies. Cars and trucks drag down the 1/8 mile airport runway. The crowd goes wild! All vehicles must be street legal, and that means real mufflers! In the event that your vehicle makes too much noise, even though you have mufflers, we will ask you to find a way to quiet your pipes or sit on the sidelines. Sorry, no exceptions.

October 15 | Fall Turkey Dinner — held at the Valley Chapel Methodist Church in Brock, PA from 5:00 pm until the turkey runs out! Homemade pies!


October 15 | Butterfly Angels Annual Fall Bazaar Craft Show — and Prize Bash held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the National Guard Armory, Waynesburg.


October 15 | 46th Annual Market Hog Show & Auction — show at 1:00 pm and sale at 7:00 pm, held in the large arena barn at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. FMI, contact the Penn State Extension Office in Waynesburg at 724-627-3745, located at 26 West High Street.

October 15 & 16 | Harvest Festival — at the Greene County Historical Society & Museum. FMI, visit www.greenecountyhistory.org or call 724-627-3204.


October 28 | Ghosts N-at Paranormal Adventures — On Friday October 28th do a REAL ghost hunt and spend the night in the HAUNTED Greene County Historical Society Museum with Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures! We will also be holding our Midnight Seance to try to reach the other side! Tickets are already 50% sold out! Get them before they're gone! Get tickets and full info click HERE.

October 28 & 29 — | Flashlight Fright Night — held at the Greene County Historical Society & Museum. FMI, visit their website at: www.greenecountyhistory.org/events/ or call 724-627-3204.


October 29 | Jacktown Fall Festival — held at the Jacktown Fairgrounds from 11 am to 4 pm. FMI, check out the Jacktown Fair Facebook page.


October 31 | Annual Halloween Spooktacular — Get your costumes ready for the annual Halloween Spooktacular on the steps of the Greene County courthouse. Judging begins at 8:30 a.m., with awards at noon. Event cosponsored by the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce and Waynesburg Borough. FMI, contact the Chamber at 724-627-5926.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:

November 5, 2016 | Social Services League Holiday Extravaganza — held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Waynesburg Central Elementary School.



November 6, 2016 | Vera Bradley BINGO — at 2 pm, at the Waynesburg VFW. A Relay for Life fundraiser by the County of Greene Team. FMI, contact Jennifer Jones, Greene Team Captain at 724-852-5678.


November 12-13, 2016 | Christmas Craft Show — Greene Academy of Art in Carmichaels. FMI, visit their facebook page or call 724-966-2731.


If you would like to submit an article to the "Greene County Gazette," please email Ruth Thornberg or phone 724-852-5384.

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