Thu. Feb 2nd, 2023

Phyllis Durost, far left, is pictured with Clinton County Sheriff Kerry Stover and Commissioners Angela Harding, Miles
Kessinger and Jeff Snyder. Durost was honored Thursday morning for her 15 years of service to the county in the sheriff’s office. She retired on June 15 this year.

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Commissioners honored one of its long standing employees.

Phyllis Durost spent nearly 48 years working for the Clinton County court system, first as a clerk in Magisterial District Judges office with justices such as C.R. Hamburger, Kevin Dwyer, John Frazier and Joseph Sanders. From there she began working in the sheriff’s office, retiring this year from her part-time assistant clerk position.

The commissioners on Thursday morning eliminated Durost’s position and, with Sheriff Kerry Stover, honored the long time employee.

“I hope she understands what she meant to me and the office,” Stover told the commissioners. Following his words, Stover presented Durost with a certificate of appreciation which read:

“In recognition of a remarkable 48 years of dedicated service to the County of Clinton and its residents here in.

“Acknowledging your years of service as a full-time employee under Magisterial District Judges C. R. Hamberger, Kevin Dwyer, John Frazier and Joseph Sanders.

“And your service as a part-time employee in the Office of the Sheriff of Clinton County under Sheriff Charles Ankney and Sheriff Kerry Stover.”

Durost was also given a pin which marked her years serving in the sheriff’s office made by Kathy Dremel.

“Thank you for the opportunity to work for the county. It’s been a long run… a fun run and an interesting one,” Durost told the commissioners.

In other business, the commissioners:

— Heard from Commissioner Angela Harding about the drive through vaccination clinics held at Lock Haven University on June 25 and 28. Harding said 35 vaccines were administered. Of those, 25 were adults, seven were LHU students and the rest were minors in the community. “The follow up shot for those who chose Pfizer will be July 29. We’re going to continue to find opportunities and create the opportunity for people in our community to get vaccinated,” Harding said.

Harding also sent her condolences to the family of Jack Hanobic following his passing this week. “He was just a really fantastic citizen of our community and Jack will be sorely missed,” she said.

— Heard Commissioner Jeff Snyder congratulate all those who participated and volunteered for this year’s Sentimental Journey Fly In. “It was reported at one point that there were 280 planes on the field. It was a great infusion to the community with all of those people here. So kudos to all of those involved,” Snyder said.

— Approved a request from the Lycoming-Clinton Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Program for $2,970 toward the purchase of manuals for individuals from non-profit organizations who will attend the Mental Health First Aid course provided by the Lycoming-Clinton Joinder.

— Approved a one-year renewal with Claris for filemaker database software maintenance for Children and Youth Services at a cost of $4,214.

— Approved the 2021-22 Medical Assistance Transportation Program Subrecipient Monitoring Agreement between Clinton County and Step Inc. from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. This is for providing services using MATP Grant funding of $477,762 from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

— Approved the participation statement for the State Food Purchase Program contract for 2021-22, with grant funding passed through the Central PA Food Bank.

— Hired Edward Ferguson as full-time assistant district attorney at a salary of $67,500 (Grade U), effective July 6.

— Changed the title and position description for Community Planner to Community Planner/Zoning Officer.

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