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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Beware Of Copy Machine Supply Crooks!

Several county employees have received unsolicited emails from marketers purporting to sell copy machine supplies and related products at discounted rates. A check with local suppliers revealed that this common scheme often involves product offers that are literally too good to be true. Fraudulent bills are sent without any products being provided; or, the marketer [...]

County Employee Discount Offered By Verizon

Potter County employees are eligible for an 18-percent discount on many of the products and services offered by Verizon, America’s largest 4G LTE wireless communications network. Verizon recently announced plans to expand its coverage area in much of Potter County, which could make the offer even more attractive. Details of the employee discount plan are [...]

County Retirement Plan Explained

As a “defined benefit plan,” the county’s retirement policy removes the risk from employees and places it on the county. Several years ago, the Retirement Board retained C. S. McKee, an investment advisor from Pittsburgh, to manage the employees’ retirement fund, which has [...]

County Launches GIS/Mapping Department

The Potter County Commissioners announce that a GIS/Mapping Department has been established and is located in the Gunzburger Building, within the Planning Office. Rudin Emborsky (left), who has served as a GIS/Mapping employee with the Potter County Department of Emergency Services, has been appointed as the GIS/Mapping Director. GIS/Mapping Coordinator Jake Ostrom is also involved in the [...]

Open House Held At New Senior Center

An open house was held at the new Coudersport Senior Center in the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, across from the firehall on Rt. 6 West (Port Allegany Road). Senior Center director Sue Smith (right) and representatives from the Potter County Area Agency on Aging greeted those attending, [...]

Gifts, Donations Sent To Scarolas

Two boxes of toys and other gifts as well as a substantial cash donation were recently sent to Burlington, Vermont, for Colleen Bray Scarola and her children. They represented donations from Potter County employees collected over the past few weeks to support the family at Christmas time. Colleen, the daughter of David and Betty (Haskins) [...]

Important Advisory On Computer Issues!

With a new year dawning soon, the Potter County Commissioners are evaluating each department’s information technology needs. Bill Solomon (Director/Technological Services) is conducting a department-by-department inventory to review each employee’s operating system and software issues. If you need to contact Bill directly, he can be reached at 274-8290, Ext. 601. Part of the inventory/audit [...]

Commissioners Approve Revised 2014 Holiday Schedule

The Potter County Commissioners have released the 2014 county holiday schedule for the convenience of employees and the public. The 2014 schedule follows the same parameters as the 2013 listing. Two of the dates announced in a previous schedule have been changed (Veterans Day and Christmas),
Specifics are as follow: Jan. 1, New [...]

More Improvements Made To County Website

More improvements have been made to the county website, aimed at making services more convenient for the public while improving efficiencies with the county government. Most recently, minutes from business meetings of the Potter County Board of Commissioners can be found on the site, available at [...]

Help Available Through Employee Assistance Program

Potter County employees and members of their immediate families are eligible for help through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Among commonly used EAP services are help with marital and family discord, issues with children and adolescents, emotional distress, personal issues, anger, [...]