Employment Opportunity: Sullivan County Conservation District

The Sullivan County Conservation District is seeking qualified and highly motivated applicants for a Full-Time Erosion & Sedimentation Control Technician position. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geology, civil engineering, hydrology, biology, or related field. State and Federal Child Clearances. Valid PA driver’s license. Primary responsibilities include review of erosion & sediment pollution control plans, conducting site inspections, reviewing and processing NPDES permits, providing technical assistance to landowners, administering the DGLVR program, and providing education and outreach programs in the county.

The position description and application can be found on our website at www.sullcon.com and located below.

E&S Job Description (PDF)

E&S Job Application (PDF)

Resume and application must be submitted by September 25, 2019 to the Sullivan County Conservation District at 9219 Route 487 STE B, Dushore, PA 18614.

The Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development: County Transportation Survey

Good day,

Transportation planners at Northern Tier are updating the region’s transportation priorities. We have a 10-question survey to ask how the transportation system is meeting your travel needs and travel safety. Tell us as much or as little as you like about the travel options you use and any issues we should aim to address. We estimate the survey can be completed in less five minutes, and a little longer for those who call out problem locations and issues.

The Northern Tier RPO’s Fall 2019 Transportation Survey

Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Travel-in-NT-PA.
The survey will close on October 5, 2019.

For assistance with the survey, call Katie Prichard at 570-265-1532 or email her at prichard@northerntier.org.

Sullivan County Recreation Association Invites You To Complete A Quick Survey

Do you dream about learning to swim?  Do you long for a safe, ice-free place to walk for exercise during the winter months?  Would you be interested in taking classes about wellness or fly-fishing, or stopping by for a healthy snack at an internet cafe?  The Sullivan County Recreation Association is revisiting options to establish a Community Wellness Center.   The vision statement for this initiative is:

“We envision a multi-generational regional wellness and cultural community center, that will provide facilities for sports, health and fitness as well as venues for gathering together to socialize, to share ideas and knowledge and to achieve common goals.” 

The goals are high and achieving these will take vast amounts of time, talent, energy and financial resources.  We feel the benefits to Sullivan County are priceless. 

We would like to understand the perspectives of everyone, young and old, from every corner of Sullivan County.  A survey for residents, both year-round and seasonal, has been developed to determine the needs of the county.

If you have an internet connection and are able to access the survey online at: https://forms.gle/NYyK28gcLEtuJYf27
We would appreciate a digital response as it will be easier to compile the data.

However, if you prefer, please complete the survey here and return to: 
Sullivan County Recreation Association
PO Box 307
Laporte, PA 18626.

Please forward the link or photocopy the survey and send to any family or friends who live in Sullivan County and those who may be seasonal residents.

The survey will be available online until the Sullivan County Health Fair on October 26, 2019.  Thank you for your participation. 

Now Accepting Snow Removal Bids - 2019-2020

The Sullivan County Commissioners will be accepting sealed bids for snow removal at certain county-owned properties for the upcoming winter of 2019-2020.

Properties include: Sullivan County Agricultural Center / Children and Youth Center, Sullivan County Courthouse, Emergency Management Center, Sullivan County Library, and Mattern Building.

Bidders may submit a bid for any or all locations using the bid worksheet supplied by the county. Location details as well as the bid worksheet can be obtained by contacting Maintenance Supervisor Mark Minier at 570-946-8707 or mminier@sullivancounty-pa.us.

Submit bids to Chief Clerk Francine Doyle, Sullivan County Courthouse, 245 Muncy Street, PO Box 157, Laporte, PA 18626 by 3:30 PM, AUGUST 23, 2019.

Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Commissioners’ meeting on August 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Bids shall be sealed and clearly marked “Snow Removal Bid”. The Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

Ready To Start A Business? SBDC @ Wilkes Can Help!


Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn't know where to start? Business consultants from the Wilkes University SBDC can help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

The Wilkes SBDC serves the following counties: Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Sullivan.

Wilkes SBDC Business Consultant Outreach Days, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce (2019 Schedule)

  • August 6, 2019

  • October 1, 2019

  • December 3, 2019

Appointments are generally held between 10AM and 3PM, each day.
Sessions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please call 570-408-4334 or email Ray Haden at Raymond.Haden@wilkes.edu for additional details and/or to schedule an appointment.

Sullivan County Chamber Of Commerce Summer Social Event

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Summer Social on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 4:00PM-8:00PM at 202 South Turnpike Street/Dushore Market Block at the Commerce’s new office location. This is a community event and everyone is welcome!

There will be hot dogs, drinks, and wine tasting with Winterland Winery.

Music will be provided by 5 O’Clock World.

Rain date will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Members — Bring your business cards and/or set up a table to promote your business. Call the Chamber Office @ (272) 202-0123 for info.

You're Invited To A BeST Transit Workshop!

You’re Invited To A Transit Workshop!

Where: BeST Transit, 29800 Route 220, Athens, PA 18810
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 9:00AM-11:00AM
RSVP: By July 8, 2019 by emailing or calling Ed Boardman at edboardman@GoBeSTTransit.com or (570) 888-7330, ext. 222

BeST Transit is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind workshop centered around the public transit needs of your consumers.

Learn about and take back with you:

  • BeST Transit fixed-route schedules and where WE go!

  • Understand BeST Transit Door-to-Door Shared Ride Programs: Medical Assistance; Persons with Disabilities; Senior Citizens

  • How the public can qualify for shared rides

  • Shared-ride applications

  • Q&A with BeST Staff Members

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone can attend! Perfect for directors, supervisors, casemanagers, staff, new hires!

Farm To Early Childhood Education Event Planned

Farm to Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a set of educational activities that support exploration of local food, agriculture-gardens and nutrition. Farm to ECE activities support healthy eating habits, a connection to local food and agriculture communities and teaching children how food grows.


  • ECE Educators

  • Farmers or Producers

  • Community Organizations

  • Master Gardeners

  • Interested Community Members

  • Food Service

  • Distributors

This event will be held on:

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 from 12PM to 2PM

  • Free lunch will be provided.

  • Registration is required. Please register by no later than June 5, 2019.

  • Event Location:
    9219 RT 487
    DUSHORE, PA 18614

BeST Transit: A Call To Action

A new law requires Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) to transition to something known as a “full-risk brokerage model.” If this happens, this means that most likely, private, out-of-state, for-profit companies will take over MATP programs in local communities – programs that are currently overseen by locally elected and appointed leaders with services provided by well-established, known PA community-based transportation providers. This law was passed swiftly and quietly last June. This would impact BeST services as we know it.

Request For Proposals

The County of Sullivan, Laporte, Pennsylvania is seeking proposals for qualified firms of certified public accountants to perform a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and compliance (Single) audit for the year ending December 31, 2018. Base contract will be for a period of one (1) year with an option to extend the contract for two(2) additional periods of one (1) year each. To review the Scope of Work contact Chief Clerk, Francine Doyle at fdoyle@sullivancounty-pa.us (with cc to hverelst@sullivancounty-pa.us).

All responses must include ONE (1) complete packet with original signatures marked as "ORIGINAL", FOUR (4) sets marked as "COPY", and ONE (1) electronic copy in PDF format on CD (or other generally accepted media), should be delivered or mailed to the Sullivan County Courthouse, Office of Chief Clerk, PO Box 157, 245 Muncy Street, Laporte, PA 18626 to arrive no later than 3:00 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2019. Please place "Proposal for PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES - COUNTY OF SULLIVAN, COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE - CHIEF CLERK" on the outside of the sealed envelope.

Proposals will be opened on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.