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BELLEFONTE — An aborted land development plan for a million-square-foot warehouse in Benner Commerce Park that would have created nearly 700 Center County jobs appears to be dead.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Center County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Michael Pipe was asked if the county had been contacted by the developer since the abrupt pullout.

“Nope,” said Pipe in a neutral tone.

According to Pipe, the county has made efforts to restore lines of communication.

“No contact from them. We have reached out to try to establish some sort of debriefing, but there has been no response…yet,” said Pipe.

In late April, the Center County Community Planning and Development Office was officially notified that the developer was withdrawing the plans. The plans were initially presented to the BOC at the April 19 meeting. Speculation pointed to Amazon as the likely employer.

In other cases on Tuesday, the commissioners:

– Issued Proclamation 23 of 2022, proclaiming June 6-10 Child Welfare Professional Appreciation Week in Center County. A crowd of child protection workers from across the county were on hand to be recognized. They also posed for a photo with the commissioners.

— Announced that county offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of June 19.

— Approval of a contract renewal with AT&T to provide managed threat detection and response services. The contract total is $90,868.05 for the period from June 15, 2022 to June 14, 2023.

– Approval of a contract with RBA Professional Data Systems for an improvement of the GUI software for the collections and tax claims department. The integration will create an online search portal and web-based payment application that enables the collection of countywide property tax arrears and the collection of current year county real estate tax levies for 19 districts , 24 and 36. The contract total is $5,000 for the period from June 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

— Approval of a contract renewal with Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) for technical support and software updates. The contract total is $23,500 for the period August 22, 2022 to August 21, 2023.

— Approved a letter of agreement with the Sunny Days Adult Daily Living Center to provide services for people with developmental disabilities, including community and transportation services. The deal total is $25,000, which is funded as follows: State ($23,848) and County Match ($1,152), for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

— Approved a letter of agreement with Cares of Central PA, Inc. to provide services to people with developmental disabilities, including community involvement, transportation and supported employment. The deal total is $96,000 funded as follows: State ($91,574) and County Match ($4,426) for the period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

– Approved an amendment to the contract with Eagle View Personal Care Home, LLC to allow additional funds to provide community residential services in the amount of $100,000. The maximum service provider contract amount will increase from $437,000 to $537,000, which is funded as follows: State ($512,244) and County ($24,756) for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

— Approved an amendment to the contract with Eagle Valley Personal Care Home to allow for additional funds to provide additional housing support services in the amount of $100,000. The maximum service provider contract amount will increase from $483,292 to $583,292, funded as follows: State ($556,402) and County ($26,890) for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

— Approved a letter of agreement with Care for People Plus, Inc. to provide developmental disability services, including home and community services, chores service and medical environment services. The deal total is $23,000, funded as follows: State ($21,940) and County Match ($1,060) for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

— Letter of Agreement with Elizabeth Beckman-Nemenz to provide early intervention services, including physiotherapy. The deal total is $7,000, funded as follows: $6,300 from the state and $700 from the county for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

— Letter of agreement with the Jana Marie Foundation to provide training in suicide prevention, mental health first aid, mental health first aid for youth and staff training. The contract total is $40,952, funded as follows: State ($39,064) and County Match ($1,888) for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

The Center County Board of Commissioners will meet again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Willowbank Building. The meeting is open to the public and will be televised by C-NET.



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