A highlight at the Pike County Commissioners Meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 26 was the announcement of fundraisers to be held throughout the year to aid in the construction of the new building and to help out Pike County Public Library in general.


A highlight at the Pike County Commissioners Meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 26 was the announcement of fundraisers to be held throughout the year to aid in the construction of the new building and to help out Pike County Public Library in general.
All members of the new library board were in attendance which included Rob Rohner, Gordon Olsommer, Elspeth Goodin, Centa Quinn, Gayle Schuster and brand new members, Shirley Masuo and Betty Hague. They provided a positive upbeat mood as they spoke of the new plans.
The Pike County Commissioners, specifically Harry Forbes was the first one to show his support by handing the library board a personal check in the amount of $100. Pike County Chairman Richard Caridi followed with his own personal check. Commissioner Karl Wagner mentioned that he had given close to $700 over the course of the year.
“This is a reasonable approach to the library system in that individuals can come forward and give whatever they can afford to help out,”  Caridi commented.
Olsommer emphasized to the assembled members of the press and public, “We believe we now have a group of givers, rather than takers.”
Events that are in the works are entertainment by a  jazz musician and a comedian, however, since those are planned for the Spring, details were not yet available.
In other business at the meeting many new personnel appointments were announced.
Ian Knox will be transferred from the position of Communications Dispatcher to a newly created position of Fiscal Technician in the Transportation Department.
Dan Potter will be filling a newly created Pike County Training Complex Coodinator Position as a volunteer, earning $1 per year.
Scot Boyce will be a Resource Conservationist at the Conservation District Office, effective January 31.
Also, the following individuals have been appointed to the Pike County Road Task Force for a three year term ending 12/31/2013: Jim Snyder in Dingman Township, Ed Simon in Greene Township, Rich Krochta in Lackawaxen Township, Tim Benson in Matamoras Borough, Albert Schneider in Westfall Township, Paul Curran in Milford Borough and Vincent Accordino as an Alternate in the Milford Borough.