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Supervisors approve stormwater, meeting ordinances

November 5, 2010

The Fox Township Supervisors approved a motion to amend their existing Stormwater Management ordinance to include the recently enacted plan from the county.
Elk County enacted a new Stormwater Management Plan, which was approved by the Department of Environmental Protection, on Sept. 16. All Elk County municipalities must now adopt or amend their existing stormwater ordinances to comply with the county’s plan.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz introduced a motion which requires all township boards, authorities and committees to hold their meetings and workshops on township property.

Range of area elk herd expanding

November 5, 2010

Pennsylvania's elk herd currently numbers over 700 animals spread out across a 3,750 square mile range; however, many people base what they know about the elk on the small percentage of the herd that inhabits the area immediately around Benezette.
Given how used to people the elk around Benezette appear, it is difficult for some people to understand how the concept of an elk hunt can be challenging.

City opens meetings on 2011 budget

November 5, 2010

Members of city council held their first of three scheduled meetings regarding the 2011 city budget yesterday evening and plan to meet again tonight.
According to city manager Dave Greene, the currently proposed tax increase is about three and a half mills, though he noted that no figures have been agreed upon by council. He added that council members are currently trying to make concessions in the budget so that only a lesser increase would be required.
Carol Muhitch, city finance director, explained that each mill is worth about $208,000.

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