Task Force predominant meeting item

Setting up a Broadband Task Force was the predominant item during Tuesday’s Warren County Commissioners work session.

While the commissioners had previously discussed the scope of the task force, Tuesday’s focus was who would sit on the board.

They settled on the following: themselves — the three commissioners, a representative from YoungsvilleTV, several county officials, representatives from the Community Foundation, Warren City Council, the Northwest Commission, the Warren County School District, the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Penn State Extension office.

They also expressed a desire to have individuals from the local internet providers — WestPa.net, Verizon, Atlantic Broadband and AT&T — serve on the task force.

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said the county’s IT consultant is “definitely interested in contributing,” as well.

Commissioner Tricia Durbin said the county will be putting out a request for proposals for the county’s pension plan.

She called that step a “good fiduciary thing to do.”

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he would be reviewing the impact on county operations by Warren County moving into the “Green” phase of COVID-19 reopening on May 29.

He said that it is his “personal opinion” that “beyond Friday, health screenings probably don’t have to happen,” though he acknowledged that mask regulations are likely to continue.


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