County Commissioners to Meet


The Franklin County Commissioners will meet beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 272 N. Second St., Chambersburg, to discuss the following items:

BOARD ACTIONS (This is a draft contract list.  After review, items may be deleted or added at a Commissioners public meeting.)

  1. Commissioners – Resolution 2022-27 for the submission of a National Park Service History of Equal Rights Grant application request of $750,000.00 for renovations to the Historic Franklin County Courthouse. 
  • Community Connections – Lease agreement between the County of Franklin and JSJ, LLC for the HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Lease Program (Supportive Housing Program SHP I/II) that covers the total rent plus any landlord covered utilities for participants.  The lease is at a cost of $9,100.00 for the period of August 26, 2022 through September 1, 2023.  The County holds the Lease with the landlord and the participant subleases from the County.  Program participants are responsible for any utilities not included in the lease rent, up to 30% of their adjusted gross income. Participants are linked with Supportive Services and case management to assist them with maintaining permanent stable housing.
  • Court Administration – Quote from Dell for purchase of computer equipment as part of the Courts bulk order at a cost of $12,138.22.  This order was not included in the County bulk order due to the Courts still settling into their new facility. 
  • Drug & Alcohol – Updated contract listing for additional contracts and addendums for fiscal year 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 for the Drug & Alcohol department.  Contract listing is maintained for proper accounting of all contracts to include vendor name and address, type(s) of service provided and rate(s) charged for services.
  • Grants/CJAB – Project Modification Request to PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to request the amount of $200,000.00 to sustain the position of Treatment Court Coordinator for the operation of the Good Wolf Treatment Court for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023.  This request would include wages, benefits, travel, training, supplies and operating expenses and service providers/consultants.
  • Grants/CJAB – Grant Application to PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to provide a grant in the amount of $46,999.00 from the Child Advocacy Centers – Birth Certificate Funds grant (State CAC-BC) to address the need for continued services to Franklin County child abuse victims along with addressing the challenges Over the Rainbow (OTR) faces in seeking and maintaining NCA accreditation.  The grant term would include January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. 
  • **Information Technology Services – Renewal of the agreement between the County of Franklin and CCAP Technology Services to provide security services.  CCAP works with a firm named Sylint which provides CyberSecurity updates and training.  Additionally, they provide assessment and make security recommendations with network and network attached hardware.  The agreement is for an amount of $9,000.00.
  • **Jail – Quote from Atlantic Tactical, Inc. for purchase of ballistic vests for the CERT team at a cost of $25,014.00.  This was recommended to protect the staff while interacting with a violent inmate.  The CERT team handles a lot of our hospital transports and having their own will allow the general vests to be available for all other transports.  Having allocated vests will allow the correct sizes to protect staff as it was intended.  When the panels need replaced after the five (5) years end of life, the plan is ONLY to replace the panels and not the entire vests saving the County money.  This also gives the CERT team protection if called to assist other departments within the County.
  • Jail – Amendment to the agreement (dated 2016) between the County of Franklin and the County of Fulton to hold Fulton County offenders during their incarceration for both male and female offenders to be housed here at Franklin County in the amount of $81.00 per day per inmate payable to Franklin County for the term of July 1, 2022 through July 1, 2024.  The Franklin County Jail is PREA certified and abides by all PA Title 37 regulations.  Franklin County reserves the right to accept or reject any offender at our discretion.  All medical expenses accrued will be solely the responsibility of the County of Fulton. 
  1. **Juvenile Probation – Quote from Witmer Public Safety Group for purchase of Glock 48 Firearms and other necessary equipment (ammunition, hearing and sight protection, cleaning kits, and range items) for the on duty carry by Juvenile Probation Officers per Court Order dated June 27, 2022.  This quote is for a total amount of $18,150.84.  Capital requests have been submitted for the last several years in anticipation for the approval from the President Judge for on duty carry authorization.
  1. Planning – Housing Trust Fund Grant Agreement between the County of Franklin and Chambersburg Project, Inc. requesting an amount of $5,000.00 from the Franklin County Housing Trust Fund for home repairs completed during the 2022 work camp.
  1. Planning – Housing Trust Fund Grant Agreement between the County of Franklin and Habitat for Humanity requesting an amount of $35,000.00 from the Franklin County Housing Trust Fund to support the rehabilitation of a duplex located at 647 Hollywell Avenue, Chambersburg, PA.
  1. Planning – Housing Trust Fund Grant Agreement between the County of Franklin and Habitat for Humanity requesting an amount of $35,000.00 from the Franklin County Housing Trust Fund to  support the construction of a new home located at 13907 Penersville Road, Waynesboro. 
  1. **Property Management – Quote from Jennings Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Inc. for purchase of a 2023 van to replace an existing vehicle with excess of 200,000 miles and increasing repair costs and dependability.  The quote is for an amount of $49,267.00. Two quotes were received and this was the lowest qualified quote. 
  1. **Sheriff – Quote from Baycom for installation of car computers and other related equipment for Sheriff vehicles in the amount of $16,680.00 to be paid from County Records Improvement funds.  Three quotes were obtained and Baycom was the lowest qualified quote received. 

**Chairman signature only

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