2016-02-13 / Potter County News

Named chief deputy sheriff

A realignment of the Potter County’s Sheriff’s Department has been completed with Sheriff Glenn Drake’s hiring of Larry Goodwin as chief deputy sheriff.

A Coudersport native, Goodwin recently retired from the Pa. State Police. He follows the same career path as Drake, who joined the Sheriff’s Department under Kenneth Sauley after his retirement as a state policeman.

Other deputy sheriffs are Jim Collins and Reuben Donovan, each of whom also serves as a part-time officer with Coudersport Borough Police.

Angela Milford, deputy warden at the Potter County Jail, also reports to Sheriff Drake in his capacity as jail warden.

Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover acknowledged Goodwin’s hiring during their business meeting last week.

In another matter, the commissioners ratified a four-year labor contract with unionized employees of Potter County Human Services. Terms are retroactive to Jan. 1.

Commissioner Morley said there are three other union contracts with county employee groups nearing resolution. All four of the previous labor agreements expired on Dec. 31.

In other business, the commissioners:

• designated Potter County Planning/GIS Director Will Hunt as a member of the Rural Transportation Planning Committee and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Board.

• renewed a maintenance agreement with Karpinski’s Office Systems for equipment in District Judge Annette Easton’s office.

• renewed a contract for professional auditing services with Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC.

• accepted the resignation of Margaret Shaffer as parttime secretary/clerk in the Treasurer’s Office.

• acknowledged that Betty Tomak has rescinded her resignation as director of the Ulysses Senior Center.

• hired David Smoker as a part-time van driver for Potter County Human Services.

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