During a special meeting Friday, Hazleton City Council voted to override Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi’s veto of the council’s proposed budget and then adopted that spending plan for 2015.
It means there will be no property tax increase for city residents and it also means that council voted to allocate money for the city to hire part-time police officers.
All this happened — but not without confusion, hand wringing and much discussion.
The confusion started when council had to call Councilman Jeff Cusat in order for him to vote on agenda items. Cusat had a prior engagement and did not attend the meeting in person but did cast his votes via telephone.
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Several Wegmans employees told The Buffalo News that part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The Parent-Child Home Visiting Program of Friendship House resumes in October 2011, providing twice-weekly visits to at-risk families in the greater Pottstown area to enhance early literacy and school readiness skills in children. The program is at no cost to families, and children will be provided with new books and toys. If you know of a family with a child who will be between 16 months and 35 months by September 1st who may benefit from this service, please contact Stacy Dori at 610-327-2200 or email@example.com
Seeking Part-Time Home Visitors
Friendship House’s Parent-Child Home Program is seeking part-time Home Visitors to provide in-home school-readiness services for at-risk families in the greater Pottstown area. The positions run from October through May each year with additional hours required in September. High School Diploma and experience working with toddler-aged children and caregivers required; college education and bilingual in Spanish preferred. Flexible scheduling, current background clearances, valid driver’s license and personal vehicle required. Email resume’ to firstname.lastname@example.org ; fax to 610-327-2200; or mail to Friendship House, 2087 E. High St., Suite B, Pottstown PA 19464.