HONESDALE - Proposals were opened for flood control dam mowing and brush cutting during a meting of the Wayne County Commissioners.

“We have a two year contract that expired at the end of last year,” Botjer said.

“We had eight persons pick up and we have six back.”

The proposals are listed below. They are submitted as two different groups for north and south based on where dams are located in the county.

The first amount is for the north and the second is for the south:

• Ren-Kev Inc.-$11,900 and $4,600

• Elite Lawn Care Plus-$12,600 and $4,750

• Beech Grove Enterprises Inc.-$10,825 and $7,000

• Herb Babcock-$11,900 and $7,200

• EF Possinger & Sons-$14,000 and $8,000

• BT Adams LLC-$16,100 and $9,200

The proposals have been sent to Wayne County Engineer Steve Knash for review.

Other business

• The commissioners approved a proposal for an adult day care center in Hawley.

“We did receive a grant from the state and did do some capital work and allow for the available of an adult day care center in the bottom floor of the Hawley Silk Mill,” stated Botjer.

One proposal was received from Telespond Senior Services, Inc.

“This will be referred to the aging office,” Botjer stated.

A committee will be reviewing the proposal to see if it's something they want to proceed with.

• The American Red Cross received permission to use the Park Street Complex for blood drives this summer.

“This is the third year they have asked to have some of their blood drives at the county,” Botjer said.

“In the past they have used the armory, then the armory was under some repair and construction. They [Red Cross] feel this [Park Street Complex] is a good location.”

The dates are June 7, July 5 and August 9.

•The Board of Elections' request to use the Park Street Complex for the Primary Election on April 26 was approved.

• An exempt status application was approved for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

“For the past few years the county has applied for an ESG grant with DCED [Department of Community & Economic Development],” Botjer said.

“The county does use this for emergency shelter and other type of short term issues related to housing for persons.”

She added the DCED requires an environmental study for certain projects. During a previous meeting the commissioners approved a location that will be used as short term housing.

“This project does not involve any type of environmental activities so there's an exempt status determination application for execution,” Botjer stated.

• The resignation of Margaret Miller as a part time clerical employee for the recycling center was approved. It is effective March 9.

• Tony Seber was hired as a driver/material handler for the recycling center, effective Feb. 28. The salary was set at $24,708.97 for 40 hours a week.

• Jesse Decker was hired as a maintenance 1, effective Feb. 28. The salary was set at $20,482.41 for 37.5 hours a week.

• Stephen Gilia was hired as a juvenile probation officer trainee, effective March 7. The salary was set at $32,540 for 37.5 hours a week.

This is a judiciail appointment requested by President Judge Raymond Hamill.

• Sabrina Bates was hired as a deputy sheriff, effective March 2. The salary was set at $31,370.81 for 40 hours a week.