Ray Kase has been hired as Luzerne County government’s new facts technological know-how director.
The placement experienced been vacant due to the fact Mauro DiMauro resigned Dec. 16. County 911 GIS Manager David Skoronski had been filling in as short-term director because March.
Kase said he owned an IT consulting business mainly doing the job with university districts in new decades and beforehand labored for 20 decades in IT administration positions for faculty districts through the condition.
At first immersed in an assessment of county team and technologies assistance desires, Kase reported he is now heavily centered on two vital initiatives related to community connectivity in structures and servers that hold county information and plans.
A council the greater part had voted in January to earmark up to $2.463 million in federal American Rescue System funding to deal with a array of hardware, software and solutions, which include a virtualization infrastructure enhance that IT reps had characterized as urgent.
Kase commended council for allocating the resources and said the job has been very well intended and contracted. The system was formulated by Skoronski and recent staffers, officers claimed.
Council had agreed to fund three supplemental IT office positions this yr, which signifies the division is now accepted for 12 positions. Kase claimed only two positions remain open up. Applicants will quickly be interviewed for a person, and the county is at the moment searching for resumes for a community administrator opening, he claimed.
“I am content to be here. We have a fantastic workforce, and we’re working on accomplishing factors a minor little bit in different ways right here,” Kase said.
He will receive $90,000 yearly.
Tuesday is the application deadline for Republicans intrigued in filling Robert Schnee’s vacant county council seat by way of 2023.
Future appointees have to be around 18, have lived in the county for at least just one year and have held a Republican voter registration relationship back to November 2019, when Schnee was elected.
The individual appointed can not keep any other elective general public office environment or a seat on any county board, authority or commission. Also prohibited is employment with or compensation from any contractor of the county or its boards, authorities and commissions.
Extra information is readily available on the council page at luzernecounty.org.
Council tentatively ideas to publicly interview applicants at 5 p.m. on May perhaps 31, with the expectation of voting on the appointment June 14.
Prison do the job
The county has entered into a $498,500 agreement with Johnson Controls Fireplace Protection L.P. to change the hearth safety/notification method at the county prison on H2o Road in Wilkes-Barre, according to an on line posting.
The agreement contains all elements, set up, programming, commissioning and validation of the process, it said.
Council experienced allotted federal American Rescue Strategy funding to pay back for the task.
The county Election Board will get started its adjudication of the Might 17 most important election at 9 a.m. Monday in the county’s Penn Area Constructing at 20 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Wilkes-Barre.
Flagged mail ballots will be reviewed 1st, including all those with outer envelopes missing signatures. Subsequent, the board will deal with provisional ballots cast at the polls to make sure they have correct signatures and that no mail ballots were being acknowledged from these voters.
The adjudication course of action will just take time mainly because the volunteer citizen board have to then overview compose-in votes.
Unofficial on the web results will be up to date when the adjudication is done, the board stated.
All success are unofficial until eventually they are accredited by the board.