Clarion commissoners ready to tackle ‘things that need done’

The Clarion County commissioners are entering the new year with enthusiasm.

New commissioner Braxton White, who has replaced Ed Heasley, said at Tuesday’s re-organization meeting he was just getting his “sea legs” but is looking forward to going to work.

“There are a million things that need to be done and we will do them one day at a time,” White said. “The board members have been very helpful and I hope we can work as a team.”

Commissioner Wayne Brosius said the county is facing some large projects like the installation of a new HVAC system at the courthouse, a new roof at the jail and the continuing county reassessment.

Brosius was elected commissioners chairman at Tuesday’s meeting, and Ted Tharan was elected vice chairman. White was elected secretary.

Brosius and Tharan are Republicans and return to the panel after winning re-election in November. White is a Democrat.

In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, all three commissioners were assigned to a number of various committees and panels.

The commissioners appointed Mindy L. Frampton as chief clerk, Shelly A. Parkes as deputy chief clerk and Gabriel Fera PC of Pittsburgh as solicitor.

The commissioners and salary board meetings this year will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The jail board will meet the first Friday of the month at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.