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Susquehanna County Commissioner Gary Marcho said last week that at age 60, he has his priorities. Apparently one of them is his grandchildren.

Mr. Marcho, who is chair of the Board of Commissioners, elected to take his grandchildren trick or treating on the morning of October 31, rather than attend a public hearing on a request that the county underwrite a refinancing of the debt owed by Endless Mountains Health Systems for the purchase of Montrose General Hospital.

When a concerned taxpayer questioned his decision, Mr. Marcho became disturbed and, in fact, almost irate.

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Susky Council Appoints Officer In Charge

Susquehanna Boro Council met for their regular monthly meeting on November 13. All council were members were present, with the exception of Ron Crawford. Also present were Mayor Roberta Kelly and Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Biegert.

The first item of discussion was in regard to the 2002 contract for fire protection. Next year’s contract reflects an increase of $500, to $16,550. A motion carried to approve.

Next year’s fees for auditing will also increase, by about $100; a motion carried to retain Zavada Associates for another year.

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