HONESDALE – The Wayne County Commissioners have approved a temporary workspace agreement for a project is Berlin Township.

“Back in the fall we received requests from Access Resources, which assists Tennessee Gas Pipeline in land issues in regards to the Orion Pipeline Expansion project,” explained Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer.

“The documents were given to solicitor Krause and reviewed. We did receive...and executed road grant and temporary workspace grants.”

She added this is in relation to where the pipeline crosses a county property in Berlin Township.

“We get $10 for the road grant and the temporary one is another $10,” Botjer said.

Other business

• The resignation of Glen Vickery as a food service employee was approved. It is effective Feb. 27.

• A notice from Judge Hamill announced Brian Field has been appointed to the Board of Elections due to Commissioner Fritz being a candidate for the House of Representatives.

• Ren-Kev Inc. in Honesdale received the bid for dam mowing.

“The dam proposals were read and reviewed,” said Botjer. “Ren-Kev was the low bidder and have supplied all of the appropriate information as requested.”

The contract is for three years from 2016 to 2018 and is $6,500 annually.

“These are for the flood protection dams,” Botjer said. “We have to maintain them and make sure they are kept in good shape.”

• An invoice for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) was approved.

The total invoice is for July 1 through Sept. 30, 2015.

“Two weeks ago you approved a change in the budget for the contract, which was 11/25 of 2014 through 8/20 of 2016,” Botjer said.

“This allows us to submit an invoice for that time period.”

The total was $16,554.36.

• Craig Rickard and Mary Beth Wood have been appointed to the NEPA Board of Directors as Wayne County representatives, effective July 1 to June 30, 2018.

Both are currently on the board and their terms will expire on June 30 this year.

“They both have agreed and are interested in continuing their service,” Botjer said.

• Michael Seiden and Lawrence Lieberher were appointed to the South Wayne Water & Sewer Authority.

Seiden's term is effective March 1 to Jan. 1, 2021.

Lieberher's term is effective March 1 to Jan. 1, 2017. He is filling the unexpired term Marion Menapace following her resignation.

“This is the public authority that represents the Roamingwood Sewer and Water facilities within The Hideout community,” Botjer said.

• April Clark was hired as a part time food service worker at the Wayne County Correctional Facility, effective March 14. The salary was set at $10.58 an hour.

• William Panzella, Julian Cruz, Kirsten Somarelli and Joshua Hernandez were hired as part time correction officers for the Wayne County Correctional Facility, effective March 14.

The salary was set at $12.65 an hour.

• Daniel Dexheimer was hired as an evening custodial worker, effective March 21. The salary was set at $20,840.41 for 37.5 hours a week.

• An ESG grant was approved that is effective Jan. 14 to Aug. 14, 2017.

It is through the Department of Community & Economic Development and is for $117,947.

“This is a new Emergency Solutions Grant,” Botjer said.

She added the invoice they approved during the meeting is for the ESG grant that will expire in August.