CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the resignation of Joseph Bigar Jr., public safety director, for retirement purposes.
Bigar’s retirement is effective Jan. 29, said Commissioner John A. Sobel, board chairman. Bigar has served the county in his current position since fall of 2011.
“We certainly want to thank Joe for all those years of service to Clearfield County in this difficult position,” Sobel said, “… and we wish him all the best on whatever path life takes him in the future.”
Sobel and Commissioner Dave Glass said the board only learned of Bigar’s retirement plans Monday, Jan. 25, and so discussions will now begin on filling the position.
In other business, the commissioners:
- approved a consent order and stipulation agreement, setting the market value of the former Girard-Goshen Elementary School property at $75,000. It’s currently owned by Mature Resources, which is developing the Village of Hope.
- approved a linkage agreement with the Dickinson Center Inc.
- approved a professional services agreement with MCM Consulting Group.
- approved an agreement between the county and Clearfield County Economic Development Corp., which is also known as Clearly Ahead Development, for economic development services. The agreement is in the amount of $100,000 for services, which will be paid quarterly.
- approved a lease agreement with Quadient for a postage machine.
- approved an owner county agreement with Central Counties Youth Center.
- reappointed Jodi Brennan, Jamie French and Paul McCloskey to the North Central Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee.
- appointed Rebecca Misko and Tammy Kyler to the Children & Youth Services Advisory Board.
- approved six new hires and three employee separations/retirements, which includes that of Bigar.
- approved the bills as presented by the Controller’s office.
- Approved the minutes from the Jan. 5 and 12 board meetings as presented by the chief clerk.