Recap: What happened at the weekly York County commissioners’ meeting

York County received a rebate of $61,882 for purchases that used a Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust card, county administrator Chuck Noll said Wednesday.

The card and the rebate work similar to a credit card that an individual would use.

The county uses the card for office supplies, hotel reservations if employees are traveling, construction materials and for any other things that vendors will accept it, Noll said.

Noll said the county has participated in the program about five years. The rebate money will go to the general fund.

The rebate is for a 12-month period that ended in August.

In other action, York County commissioners approved submitting an annual needs based plan and budget for the York County Office of Children, Youth and Families. Michelle Hovis, executive director of York County Human Services, said caseworkers will have more meetings and more visitations as part of the plan.

The budget includes two additional case aides, she said.

She said they are also expecting an increase in placement for kinship care and foster care. They also expect an increase for juvenile probation placements.

Kim James, director York County’s Office of Children, Youth and Families, said the plan includes more front loading of services “to make sure that kids stay with families, stay with kin, as opposed to coming into foster care and staying for a long period of time.”

State funding is increasing for the county under the plan. Hovis said that also means the county’s share will also need to increase in proportion to that, from about $9.2 million for 2013-14 to an anticipated $10.1 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

After the jump, other highlights from the weekly York County commissioners’ meeting:

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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