HONESDALE — At their regular weekly meeting held November 30, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners marked receipt of a confidential settlement from Paytime, Inc., regarding the data breach which occurred on April 30, 2014.

As previously reported at the time of the incident, hackers exploited an opening in Paytime's Client Service Center to gain access to employee information, including that of Wayne County who made use of Paytime, Inc. as a payroll processing vendor prior to the incident.

As stated at the aforementioned meeting by Commissioner Wendell Kay and confirmed by Wayne County Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer, the settlement reimburses the county for incident-related expenses they had for employees.

Board Chairman Brian Smith explained some of these expenses included the cutting of new checks for employees who changed account numbers and/or banks as a safety precaution.

He estimated the costs of such to be about $6,000.

Rejected bids

On December 7, the commissioners rejected bids for work to start on the Dreher Township Food Pantry project due to all submissions exceeding the range provided by the Local Share Account grant funding earmarked for the construction.

The county intends to review and revise their plans for the building to re-bid again in February 2018.

On Thursday, December 14, the commissioners also rejected the sole bid for Courthouse renovations, received on December 7, which exceeded the county's estimated costs for the project,

They plan to rebid in the near future.

Other business

On November 24, the commissioners submitted a letter of support for the Wayne County Heroine Prevention Task Force.

The task force is applying for a grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to assist in their efforts to combat heroine addiction in Wayne County.

The commissioners ratified a certificate for Mabel Thomas on December 7.

The certificate honors her accomplishment in reaching her 100th birthday and declared said day, December 12, to be “Mabel Thomas Day.”