CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners held a brief workshop meeting Tuesday.
During the meeting:
- Commissioner Mark B. McCracken reported that the commissioners hope to make a final decision in reference to the Bradford Township precinct issue next week. The commissioners have narrowed their options to four to resolve the situation, which include: a minor modification of the precinct line to correct Woodland; a major correction of the boundary line, which would probably require taking the matter to court; no boundary modifications but the possibility of moving the Bigler polling place; and no boundary modifications and to instruct the Election Office to continue notifying voters to vote at the correct precinct. The commissioners will meet with the solicitor and also have another meeting with the Election Office staff. Commissioner Tony Scotto said the process was initiated from the federal level, passed down onto states and then to the county level to ensure registered voters were voting at the correct precincts. Through discovery, the Election Office staff discovered many voters haven’t been voting in the correct precincts over the years.
- An intergovernmental agreement between the county and Curtis J. Irwin Esq. was approved. Irwin will be serving as the IV-D attorney.
- A third-party disclosure agreement was approved permitting Highmark to release confidential healthcare information to ConnectCare3. According to its Web site, ConnectCare3 is a benefit to companies, which are members of its sister company – Benecon’s self-funded health benefits consortiums and cooperatives. It serves more than 120,000 members across the country. ConnectCare3 is staffed with “highly skilled patient advocates, registered nurse navigators and health coaches.”