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TRAFFIC ALERT – Flooding On The 500 Block Of Main Street In Dickson City

Due to last night’s storm, a basin above the 500 block of Main Street in Dickson City is emptying-out, causing the road to flood.

One lane traffic is open for now.

It may take a day for the basin to completely empty out.  Plan for delays if you are in this area.

Motorists are urged to avoid this stretch of road, if possible.

Drivers are encouraged to look for alternate routes.

Cost Of County Office Supplies Continue To Decline

Office Supply Chart #3

Lackawanna County’s ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility can be witnessed across the board with deep cuts in every segment of government, especially in the area of office supplies.

Since 2007, the County has saved $718,335 in its office supply purchases.  This line item demonstrates the level of detail that the County continues to focus on to keep expenses down.

“We are committed to restoring and maintaining the fiscal health of Lackawanna County,” explained Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien.  “As federal and state funds and reimbursement programs continue to decline or be eliminated, we must be truly vigilant in how we do business and what we spend.”

“Everyone is doing more with less,” said Commissioner Jim Wansacz.  “We would like to acknowledge the County’s employees efforts in helping to control the expenditures.”

           600Office Supply Chart #1

Office supply expenses have been on the decline since 2007.  The 2012 purchase total of $439,456 is the lowest total in years.  Doing more with less, securing multiple quotes for the best prices, and using materials judiciously are the leading factors for declining expenses.

Office Supply Chart #2

Cutting back on orders and usage has helped the County’s fiscal recovery.  A rise in savings began in 2007 and continues today.

Being diligent in its spending for office supplies and other goods enables the County to continue its delivery of programs to residents without any cuts or interruption of services.

Office Supply Chart #4

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Keystone Veal Utilizes Lackawanna County Fee Waiver Program

Michael Ednock, center, of Keystone Veal, Dunmore, received a $26,250 Small Business Administration (SBA) Fee Waiver check from the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The funding is part of a $1 million SBA loan for working capital to purchase inventory and to subsequently hire three new employees. The Commissioners established the fee waiver program to spur local growth and to encourage the private sector to create family sustaining jobs in Lackawanna County. One hundred percent of the loan proceedings must be deployed in Lackawanna County.

From left, George Kelly, the County’s Director of Economic Development, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Mr. Ednock, Commissioner Jim Wansacz and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.