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June 30, 2014

County OKs deal with CamTran

EBENSBURG — Cambria County will again this year purchase some service from the Cambria County Transit Authority.

The commissioners late last week approved a maintenance agreement and policies with CamTran for services to county-owned vehicles.

Mechanical work will be provided by CamTran to the county at a rate of $28.63 per hour with parts needed to be charged the rate of cost plus 10 percent. Motor oil will be charged at the rate of cost plus 10 cents per quart and a wheel torque will run $4.

But the real deal may be getting the county vehicles cleaned up.

The price of a car wash is $2.25 while a van/truck wash is $3.25.

“This is one heck of a good deal,” President Commissioner Douglas Lengenfelder said. “The county is saving money.”

In other recent action, the commissioners:

• Accepted the retirement resignation of Jacqueline Kirsch, second deputy in the Cambria County Treasurer’s Office, effective Friday.

She joined the office in 1995 and has become a hero of sorts as co-workers and friends supported her through health issues.

“She’s had a lot of ups and downs but never complained,” Commissioner Mark Wissinger said.

• Accepted the retirement resignation of Norma Miller from human resources.

• Approved the reappointment of Charles L. Vizzini Jr. to a three-year term on the Cambria County Drug and Alcohol board.

Kathy Mellott covers the Cambria County Courthouse for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at

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