Planning Commission names new solicitor

Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday entered into a contract with David A. Pertile of Hippo, Fleming & Pertile Law Office to serve as commission solicitor.

Pertile will be paid $125 an hour for work on commission business.

He succeeds Michael Routch, who had served as solicitor for more than 10 years. Routchás new position at a local firm would not permit him to serve as solicitor.

Commission members renewed an agreement with UPMC Health Plan for employee health insurance for the term of March 1 through Feb. 29, 2020.

The new agreement calls for a 3.5 percent decrease in the premium.