Franklin County Commissioners to meet


CHAMBERSBURG–Franklin County Commissioners will meet today, Sept. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. in the administration building. The agenda is as follows:

MEETINGS ARE ALSO LIVE STREAMED on Franklin County’s YouTube channel and at at scheduled meeting times.







●       REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES –September 13, 2023


o   REVIEW BOARD ACTIONS – See attached listing

o   PUBLIC HEARING– Human Services Block Grant for FY 2023-24

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o   APPROVE BOARD ACTIONS – See attached listing

o   PROCLAMATION – The Board will consider Proclamation #2023 – 21 for the purpose of proclaiming the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month and September 10, 2023 as Suicide Prevention Day in Franklin County.

o   EXECUTIVE SESSION – To discuss potential litigation.

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●       ADJOURN

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

1. Drug & Alcohol – Report to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) for the year-end report of program expenses for Franklin/Fulton Drug and Alcohol for fiscal year 2022-2023 for total SCA operating expenses of $838,500.28, for a total County Match of $34,898.00.

2. Grants/ CJAB – Grant application to Department of Housing & Urban Development to apply for 4 units of family housing – 2 two bedroom units and 2 three bedroom units to be used to help meet the need on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) By Name List (BNL) requesting a total of $85,717.00. While the County has 1 bedroom units for single individuals, there are currently no family units. The application will provide $79,172.00 to lease 4 units ($52,992), Operating costs ($13,800), Supportive Services costs ($10,000) and administrative costs ($2,380). A 25% match will be provided for the project using program income and/or Housing Trust funds. Match is not required for the cost of leasing units.

3. **Human Resources – Engagement Letter from KIOSITE for an applicant tracking system (ATS) that will enable the Human Resources Department to automate routine tasks, making the department more efficient, and processing new hires faster at a cost of $25,000.00 and a one-time $5,000 implementation and setup fee, for the period of August 2, 2023 through August 2, 2024. The ATS will speed up the recruitment cycle, improve the quality of hiring, enhance reporting and compliance, and improve the onboarding process. Having an ATS will also reduce the use of paper and the storage of applications as it will all be electronic. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was completed and seven companies responded to the RFP. KIOSITE was the lowest qualified proposal received. This is a correction to the action approved on August 2, 2023.

4. Human Services – 2023/2024 Human Services Block Grant Plan for Mental Health Services, Intellectual Disabilities Services, Homeless Assistance Services, Substance Use Disorder Services, and Human Services Development Funds. The grant is for the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 for the total amount of $6,410,343.00. Details of the plan will follow during the Block Grant Public Hearing on the agenda.

5. **Jail – Agreement between the County of Franklin and County of Allegheny to house Juvenile inmates for Franklin County Jail at Allegheny County Jail at a rate off $158.04 per inmate, per day. Allegheny County Jail is required to treat our Juvenile inmates as their own by providing housing, security, meals, healthcare and services comparable to services at Franklin County Jail. The County of Franklin will be responsible for all transportation requirements and all housing costs associated with housing a Juvenile. The terms of this agreement are contracted from September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024, unless either party terminates with 30 days written notice.

6. **Jail – Amendment to the Food Service Agreement between the County of Franklin and Summit Food Service, LLC approved on April 1, 2019 to provide inmate meals. Each year an increase may occur based upon the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer CPI, US City Average Food Away from Home Table. This amendment is for a 9.5% increase that will be effective April 2, 2023 through December 31, 2024.

7. Planning – Agreement between the County of Franklin and Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (CVRT)Council to serve as a local match to the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council’s

grant application for feasibility funding to PA DCNR under the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) Grant program. With a commitment of funding in the amount of $56,027.50, the Franklin County Planning Department will also assist the development of the CVRT Feasibility Study to bring the existing rail with trail into Franklin County.

8. **Planning – Addendum to the Housing Trust Fund Agreement between the County of Franklin and Luminest for the South Main Street housing project dated July 9, 2019 to extend the agreement through December 31, 2024. All other terms and conditions of the original agreement will remain in full force and effect.

9. Tax Claim – Approval to accept a bid made by Scott Naugle in the amount of $100.00 on the repository sale of a mobile home located in Quincy Township.

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