Prison Meeting Notes for March 16, 2017 for Greene County Prison Board, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

Prison Board Meeting Notes
Greene County Board of Commissioners

The Prison Meetings are conducted on the third Thursday of the month (except for May and August, which will occur on the second Thursday) at 11:45 AM, following the Commissioners Meetings and held in the first floor meeting room. Quarterly meetings will be held at 12:00 noon at the Greene County Prison. Meeting dates and any changes will be posted publically in the local newspaper and on the county website at The purpose of these board meetings are to review monthly business and happenings at the prison, as well as to vote on matters concerning the Greene County Prison.

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March 16, 2017 — Prison Board Meeting Notes
Greene County, Pennsylvania

Prison Board Officers:
• Commissioners Archie Trader
• Sheriff Brian Tennant, Chairman,
• Commissioner Dave Coder, Secretary

Board Members:
• Honorable Farley Toothman, Greene County President Judge
• Marjorie Fox, Greene County District Attorney
• Blair Zimmerman, Greene County Commissioner
• Dave Balint, Greene County Controller

Public Contact Person: Cookie Popielarcheck, Assistant Chief Clerk

Prison Warden: John Kingston

Greene County Commissioners
County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-852-5327
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

Meeting Opened:
Commissioner Trader called the Greene County Prison Board meeting to order at noon at the Greene County Prison. Others in attendance were: Commissioner Zimmerman, Commissioner Coder, Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall, Warden Kingston, Michael Kraus, Marge Fox, Brian Tennant, Dave Balint, Charlotte Popielarcheck and General Public.

  1. Marge Fox made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2017 meeting. Vote unanimous.
  1. Have removed ten (10) double bunks from G-Unit and ten (10) double bunks from H-Unit to allow correct supervision of the units. These bunks have been dismantled and stored in the basement of the Fort Jackson building temporarily pending a permanent storage area or other disposition. The removal of these bunks brings the current bunk capacity to H and G units to forty (40) inmates each.
  1. The male work crew spent the first few weeks of this month working for RACG at Crucible house #82 and at the Centennial Church of God in Aleppo replacing ceiling tiles and some general painting. They are scheduled for work details at the Greene County Museum next week. The female work crew is back on schedule and is conducting work details at the Humane Society, St. Anne’s food kitchen, and a specific cleaning detail at the Waynesburg Sportsman Club.
  1. Will have staff members participating in training at SCI Greene on March 16, 2017 and March 20, 2017 for scheduled block training at the facility. These course topics will be presented from 0600 through 1400 hours and will include the following subjects: Transportation, Restraints, Riot and Individual Baton, Inmate Supervision and others.
  1. County maintenance was notified on March 13, 2017 regarding an interior cell block door malfunction. The individual cell doors were secured at 2100 hours with chains and pad locks and on the following morning they returned with a welder and were able to repair the door.
  2. On March 15, 2017 Deputy Kraus met with Mr. Russ Beeson for PSX Group regarding a bid for the installation of an inter-com system to replace the existing one installed by Montgomery Technologies Systems. Mr. Beeson stated that he would attempt to have his bid in by Friday, March 17, 2017.
Financial Report:
  1. Fayette County currently owes $22,850.00 for the month of February in regards to rental fees and paid $26,300.00 for the month of January.
  2. Deposits totaling $1,280.00 have been made with the Treasurer’s office for February’s work release and weekend inmates.
Population Report:
Full Time Males

Full Time Females

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67 (This includes (3) Fayette County and (4) Washington County inmates)

Weekend Males

Weekend Females

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Weekend Release Males

Weekend Release Females

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General Discussion:

Public Comments:
The next Prison Board meeting will be held at on April 20, 2017 and conducted at the Commissioners meeting room at 11:45 hours.

Meeting Adjournment:
Commissioner Zimmerman made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to adjourn the meeting. Vote unanimous.

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