Commissioners recognize Bollinger Campus At Meeting

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WARREN, Pa. – During Wednesday’s Warren County Commissioners meeting, the Barber Institute’s Bollinger Campus in Warren was recognized with a proclamation.

The Bollinger Campus provides opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities for independence at work, at home and at play. Several adults with the Bollinger Campus are currently working at the Warren County Courthouse.

“The Warren County Commissioners welcomes the talents of all people,” said Commissioner Jeff Eggleston. “We recognize the contributions of people with disabilities. It’s something we take very seriously. I think it’s been wonderful, one of the best decisions we’ve made since coming into office. You guys (at Bollinger Campus) always put a smile on my face.”

Added Dr. William Clark of Bollinger: “We are honored to work with the people at the courthouse. It’s so refreshing that during this time of COVID, there have been no disruptions in the work schedule. We’re looking forward to continuing this partnership and getting back to business in the community.”

Other proclamations approved were: Fire Prevention Week, National Bullying Prevention Month, Honoring 4-H Members and Volunteers and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Also of note was the approval of the Mobile Com proposal for Grand Valley, with monies coming from the CARES act grant.

“We took mobile communication around the county to see if could be done anywhere, and Grand Valley was approved,” said Commissioner Ben Kafferlin. “In total, it will cost less than $30,000 to get broadband internet in Grand Valley. There’s no single way to get broadband to everyone in the county, but this was a good way to get it to one community.”

He also noted that Mobile Com will not be competing with Youngsville TV.

In addition, the Forest County Inmate Agreement for 2021 was approved.

“This is a standard agreement passed every year,” Kafferlin said.