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The Adams County commissioners approved the following recommendations at its meeting on Wednesday morning:

Court Administration- $149,978.30 for a 5 year lease with Cisco Systems Capital Corporation  for courtroom audio.video equipment

Controller’s Office- $28,883.40 for 3 year agreement and implementation with Visual Lease, LLC for software management solution for the County’s real estate and equipment lease portfolio.

Office of the Coroner- $1,650.00 per forensic autopsy services for one year with Forensic Pathology Associates/HNL Lab Medicine Service Agreement

Information Technology Department- $9,460.00 for purchase of internet routers

Tax Services- $12,700.00 plus additional hours at $110.00 an hour for billing software with Grandjean & Braverman.

Children & Youth Services- Increase of South Mountain Youth Shelter daily rate from $316.82 to $361.50 

Building and Maintenance- $3,333.00 for 3 years to install overhead doors at the Human Services Building, the Coroner’s Office and the Department of Emergency Services.

Commissioner’s Office:

-Termination of Right of Way Agreement -Termination of a fifteen (15) foot easement running along the boundary of the old prison site in Cumberland Township, previously owned by the County, said parcel now owned by the Historical Society, which used to provide access to a maintenance shed and storage area on the old prison site, which maintenance shed and storage area have been torn down and abandoned, and which easement the County and Historical Society agree by mutual agreement to extinguish; and

-Agreement to Subordinate Right of First Refusal (ROFR) – Agreement by the County to subordinate the rights granted to County under ROFR in favor of a mortgage from the Adams County Historical Society to Members First Federal Credit Union (“Lender”), such that County waives its ROFR in connection with Lender’s exercise of remedies pursuant to the Mortgage, including a purchase of the Property at foreclosure sale, transfer of the Property to Lender or designee pursuant to a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or any subsequent sale of the Property by Lender or designee after such foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure.

Sign the Collective Bargaining Agreement with District Council 89 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (“AFSCME”) to establish rates of pay, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment for uniformed employees within the unit who perform security or supervisory duties with respect to adult prisoners held at the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex (“ACACC”) for the term beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025.

Revisions to the Adams County IT Security Incident Response and Reporting Policy (No.121.09 REV).  This policy has been updated to include the contact information of relevant government agencies who may assist the County in case of an IT security incident.  This policy is effective November 17, 2021.

Appoint the following to the Adams County Conservation District Board for a four-year term, effective January 1, 2022: Richard Crouse as a Public Director and Ed Wilkinson as a Farmer Director.

Appoint Commissioner James Martin as the Adams County Commissioner Representative for a one-year term, effective January 1, 2022.

Appoint Mark Chester to the Adams County Housing Authority Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of Michael Jackman through August 16, 2024.

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