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The possibilities are certainly ...
The possibilities are certainly attractive to industry, said Steve Bartos, director of the Northumberland County planning commission, who led the recent unveiling of the county's FUTURES program, which aims to increase economic development through the promotion of fossil fuels and alternative energy.
"The potential for the use of that technology to clean up that AMD
(acid-mine discharge) is very great,"� he
City Clerk: Stephen Bartos
47 East Lincoln Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
Telephone: (570) 644-0876 Fax: (570) 648-0948
Bartos resigns as ...
Bartos resigns as Shamokin city clerk
SHAMOKIN - Steve Bartos
has been out of City Hall
on medical leave the past three months.
On Thursday, council accepted the city clerk's resignation.
No one was talking about why he left the post.
didn't answer a telephone call after Thursday night's council meeting had ended.
Konopka wouldn't say, but it was clear that "they" was Bartos
and an attorney.
Konopka read a single line: "After thoughtful considerations Mr. Bartos
does not desire to return to the City of Shamokin
as city clerk effective Feb. 7, 2014."
Feb. 7 is today, and today is when Bartos
was expected back at work, several city officials said last week.
medical leave Nov. 13 to have surgery on a shoulder.
attended a court hearing, but being on medical leave he
didn't attend other public meetings or hearings.
According to Milbrand, Bartos did complete payrolls between when his leave began and the city's first pay period of 2014, performing the work at City Hall on Saturdays.
was expected to return on Jan. 15, Milbrand said.
was paid each week while he
was on leave, Milbrand said.
He'd used vacation days and compensation days.
Milbrand said the time was approved by Bartos
Bartos was hired in May 2011, replacing Councilman Kinder, who had resigned from the post of city clerk.
In July, after two months on the job, Bartos
reported that the city had a $281,000 surplus.
But a $9,350 raise approved by city council in 2012 didn't win Bartos
any favor with the public.
In 2013, a failed federal grant application to fund a police officer's salary, an application for which his
wife, Meg, was paid $2,500 to submit, brought increased scrutiny.
A federal appeals court has denied ...
A federal appeals court has denied Steve Bartos' appeal to overturn a jury's ruling rejecting his claim that he was fired from a state job as part of a cover-up.
, of Mount Carmel, was fired from DEP in 2007 after 10 years with the department.
He is now employed as Shamokin's city clerk.
The state says he
was dismissed after harassing coworkers and behaving retaliatory, and for using a racial slur.
claimed it came after he
uncovered an alleged misappropriation of $525,000 in recycling grant funding awarded to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
denies DEP's allegations and filed a civil rights case in February 2008, naming former department secretary Kathleen A. McGinty among the defendants.
later was granted dismissal from the litigation.
Jurors deliberated two hours before rejecting Bartos'
appealed the ruling in July 2012.
As to the out-of-court statements described in Bartos'
appeal as "hearsay," the judges found that Kane was correct in her interpretation that the statements were offered to establish information on why DEP disciplined and later terminated Bartos'
does have the option to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court
appealed to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal jury in Harrisburg ruled against him during a civil trial on his
lawsuit against DEP
and several of its officials in April 2012.
claimed in his
suit that his
10-year career at DEP
was wrongly ended when was fired as an environmental group manager in late 2007 because he
had exposed the misuse of grant money in recycling programs.
DEP officials countered during the six-day trial that Bartos, who is now the city clerk for Shamokin, was fired for bullying co-workers and allegedly uttering racial slurs about a fellow DEP administrator who is black.
They called his
whistle-blower claim bogus.
In appealing the verdict, Bartos claimed U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Yvette Kane wrongly barred the jury from hearing testimony that two of Bartos' former co-workers had perjured themselves in pre-trial statements.
Evidence on the disciplining of the other DEP
workers was properly excluded from the trial, Smith wrote, because neither of those employees committed acts similar to those of which Bartos
Smith wrote that the statements Bartos
claimed were hearsay were admissible at the trial because they helped establish the information that DEP
officials used in determining how to discipline Bartos.