On Saturday, April 25, the Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley, and Edward G. Staback are sponsoring the third annual bike safety fair and helmet giveaway at a brand new location — PNC Field, Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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I read about Commissioner O’Malley’s idea to buy the Globe store. What a sensible idea. It is convenient, close to all other businesses, and would save the county money, instead of wasting money on leases.
An incorrect narrative continues to be expressed by the Times-Tribune and by certain supporters of the current commissioners: that the Lackawanna County Government Study Commission has somehow moved beyond its authority by looking into complaints from citizens regarding the current operations of county government.
All seven members of the Lackawanna County Government Study Commission overwhelmingly support abolishing the commissioners’ form of government in favor of a strong executive form of government, an arrangement in which the county executive will be elected in a countywide at-large election. This stands in contrast to the home rule charter adopted by Luzerne County with its appointed county manager position. In addition the study commission by majority vote is recommending a seven member “part-time” council, elected by districts throughout the county.
The newly elected Government Study Commission comprised of Robert Weber, Mary Jo Sheridan, Marilyn Ruane, Chuck Volpe, David Wenzel, Jerry Notarianni, and Michael Giannetta conducted their first meeting at the Loyola Science Center on the campus of the University of Scranton, on Thursday, June 27.