Luzerne County has new information technology director

Ray Kase has been employed as Luzerne County government’s new facts know-how director.

The placement experienced been vacant considering that Mauro DiMauro resigned Dec. 16. County 911 GIS Supervisor David Skoronski had been filling in as temporary director considering that March.

Kase explained he owned an IT consulting business enterprise principally doing the job with faculty districts in latest years and formerly worked for 20 decades in IT administration positions for college districts all over the condition.

Originally immersed in an assessment of county staff members and know-how assistance needs, Kase mentioned he is now heavily targeted on two important assignments associated to network connectivity in structures and servers that keep county facts and packages.

A council the greater part had voted in January to earmark up to $2.463 million in federal American Rescue Program funding to cover a selection of components, software and products and services, which include a virtualization infrastructure enhance that IT associates had characterised as urgent.

Kase commended council for allocating the cash and stated the task has been effectively designed and contracted. The strategy was made by Skoronski and recent staffers, officials reported.

Council had agreed to fund a few added IT division positions this year, which means the division is now authorized for 12 positions. Kase claimed only two positions stay open up. Candidates will soon be interviewed for just one, and the county is at present trying to find resumes for a network administrator opening, he claimed.

“I am joyful to be listed here. We have a excellent group, and we’re working on undertaking issues a very little bit in a different way right here,” Kase explained.

He will receive $90,000 annually.

Council seat

Tuesday is the application deadline for Republicans intrigued in filling Robert Schnee’s vacant county council seat by 2023.

Possible appointees will have to be around 18, have lived in the county for at least 1 year and have held a Republican voter registration relationship back again to November 2019, when Schnee was elected.

The man or woman appointed can’t maintain any other elective general public workplace or a seat on any county board, authority or commission. Also prohibited is work with or compensation from any contractor of the county or its boards, authorities and commissions.

Far more information and facts is readily available on the council site at luzernecounty.org.

Council tentatively strategies to publicly interview applicants at 5 p.m. on May well 31, with the expectation of voting on the appointment June 14.

Prison operate

The county has entered into a $498,500 contract with Johnson Controls Hearth Defense L.P. to switch the fireplace defense/notification procedure at the county prison on H2o Avenue in Wilkes-Barre, in accordance to an on the web posting.

The contract includes all materials, installation, programming, commissioning and validation of the program, it claimed.

Council had allocated federal American Rescue Program funding to spend for the challenge.

Primary election

The county Election Board will begin its adjudication of the May possibly 17 key election at 9 a.m. Monday in the county’s Penn Location Developing at 20 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Wilkes-Barre.

Flagged mail ballots will be reviewed 1st, like all those with outer envelopes missing signatures. Upcoming, the board will deal with provisional ballots forged at the polls to ensure they have right signatures and that no mail ballots have been approved from these voters.

The adjudication procedure will just take time due to the fact the volunteer citizen board should then assessment compose-in votes.

Unofficial on line success will be up to date when the adjudication is accomplished, the board claimed.

All final results are unofficial right until they are qualified by the board.

Arrive at Jennifer Study-Andes at 570-991-6388 or on Twitter @TLJenLearnAndes.