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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected officials voted on each matter. Watch for it each Monday in the Sun-Gazette.)

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:


The House voted 335-97 in favor of bill that bars employment contracts from forcing people to settle sexual assault or harassment cases through arbitration rather than in court. U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer voted yes. U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, voted no.


The Lycoming County Commissioners approved over $600,000 in equipment purchases for the Resource Management Department. Funds for the expenditures come from revenue at the landfill and the transfer station and not from county tax dollars.


• Loyalsock Township supervisors voted 4-1 to extend the Heim Hill housing subdivision development plan. This is a 48 parcel housing development in need of subdivision and land development approval. The developer is scheduled to present the proposed subdivision and land development plan with amendments to the board in the near future. Voting against was Supervisor Virginia M. Eaton. Voting for were Marc Sortman, Paul Nyman, John Bower Jr. and Michael Reed.

The Montoursville Borough Council approved a change order for $3,125 to Yoder Builders, Inc. for work at the John Dorin Municipal Building for the removal of architectural barriers.

School District

The Montoursville Area School District voted to continue its consideration of the state Department of Health contact tracing requirements and to have the administration immediately notify the public upon any changes in contact tracing and quarantining protocols.

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