Executive Committee of North Central meeting to be held on December 28

Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

The North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at their headquarters in Ridgway. An unusually light agenda greeted those who braved the slippery roads to travel to Elk County from the other regions served by NCPRPDC. Unlike the October meeting, there was a quorum present so the Committee could vote on actions this month.
Under correspondence, the Committee voted to accept the resignation of Bradley Lashinsky. Lashinsky served as the director of the Jefferson County Development Council and served as a representative of the county on the commission’s full board. A new representative from Jefferson County will now have to be appointed by the county. 
North Central wrote several letters of support for communities under their purview to state government elected officials and State Agencies. State Representative Tammy Sankey was informed of North Central's support for Irvona Borough's Hopkins Street Bridge Project; Leslie Richards, the state secretary of transportation, received a letter of support from North Central regarding Brockway Borough's Multi-modal Transportation Fund Application; and finally, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development received an offer of support from North Central under the PA Rural Robots Initiative and their application for the Manufacturing Training to Career Grant through Bridge Builders Community Foundation.    
Resolution 18-11-2080 was approved by the Committee to authorize North Central's executive director, interim director or director of finance on behalf of the commission to execute a sub-grant and administrative agreement with Penn Highlands Healthcare to oversee the acquisition of funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $500,000 for a new behavioral health project including the construction of a new facility. 
Resolution 18-11-2079 was adopted by the Committee to approve the 2018 WalkWorks funding application in the amount of $20,000 to establish coordinated areas of connected green and open spaces between communities, parks, historical sights, and natural areas.

The full article can be found in Nov. 30 edition of the Ridgway Record.