The repairs will be paid for up front, then reimbursed by the insurance company for the contractor working on the adjacent building, according to Hart.
The work should be completed in two to three months, he said.
Damage caused some employees to be relocated to satellite sites temporarily, although the office building is open to the public for normal business.
Jury commissioner positions to be eliminated
Two elected positions will be eliminated in Franklin County, Pa., effective January 2014.
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners decided Thursday to eliminate jury commissioners under a 2011 state law allowing for removal of the position.
The county paid an annual salary of about $13,300 each to one Republican and one Democrat to prepare potential jury pools. Now, computers can fairly pick jurors from voter registration and driver’s license records.
Hotel tax money to be used to create military history trail
A new “military history trail” with a repository of information about Franklin County, Pa., veterans will be developed using revenue from the county hotel tax.
The Franklin County Commissioners approved $50,000 in contracts Thursday for the trail, which will start with 36 pavers at Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial Park at Letterkenny Army Depot.
It also will have an online presence with virtual memorial.
“The physical site and the website serve as launch points to discover more of Franklin County’s veteran, military and genealogical history,” the commissioners said in a news release.
Commissioner Bob Thomas described the initiative as being designed “so (veterans’) service to our community can be remembered.” He said the physical memorial will be a place to go and reflect.
“Since this has been announced, I’ve heard nothing but praise from the community,” Thomas said.
Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski explained the project to the public in attendance at the commissioners meeting. He reiterated that funding will come from the hotel tax.
“No general funds are to be allocated,” he said.
The trail is being developed in conjunction with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.
— Jennifer Fitch