Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.
Jo Ellen is a 5-term Lebanon County Commissioner who is the Boots on the Ground for local government implementing programs to Protect Children, Serve Families, Secure Justice, Manage Emergencies, and Safeguard Elections. In short, Commissioner Litz Safeguards the Public Trust.
Whether it was the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado, Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, or the 30" 2016 Snowstorm Jonas, I've been here for you.
Litz was elected by her peers from across the state of Pennsylvania to serve as the 2012 president and 2013 chairman of the Board for the statewide commissioner's association.
Litz is about starting a conversation from public structures like roads and bridges, water and sewer, schools, and energy. A sound infrastructure is the basis of a sound economy. Litz believes we need these Economy Boosting Jobs to put money into the pockets of people so that they can buy homes, cars, and goods. Litz supports a transportation plan to make our roads and bridges safe. In this way, we will create good paying jobs, get people to these jobs, our goods to market, and children to schools.
Jo Ellen served as the chair of the MPO (2012-15)--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.
Keep Litz doing the People's Business.
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Team Litz: Treasurer, Cathy Garrison
Honorary Chair: Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and contributed greatly to PA politics; born in 1930, died November 12, 2008.
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Dennis Firestone is the County Purchasing agent. His office is located in room 207 of the Municipal Building, 400 S 8th St., Lebanon PA. Phone 274-2801, extension 2202.
Purchases by local governments fall into two general categories: those where competitive bidding is required by law, and those where competitive bidding is not required.
Effective January 1, 2012, the act made the following changes to bid requirements for municipal authorities:
Purchases where competitive bidding is not required fall into three general areas:
Negotiated contracts are permitted for small purchases. There are criminal penalties in the law as well as the possibility of surcharges for making purchases piecemeal to avoid competitive bidding. The entire project or purchase must be less than $18,500 to eliminate the need for competitive bidding. At least three written or telephone price quotations must be obtained for all contracts between $10,000 and $18,500. Records of informal written or telephone price quotes must be retained for three years. If fewer than three qualified vendors exist in the market area, a memo must be placed in the file explaining why it is impractical to obtain at least three price quotes. Informal price quotes are not required for purchases less than $10,000, but are a sound business practice.
Source: Department of Community & Economic Development Purchasing Handbook