Archive - Oct 20, 2010 - News Article
After 110 years of service to St. Marys and the surrounding communities, the Crystal Fire Department is still going strong. The department is owned by the City of St. Marys, but is staffed by volunteers. The 92 men and women currently with the department take care of all fire, rescue and related emergencies for the citizens of St. Marys and outlying areas.
Representatives of C/G Electrodes, LLC recently came before members of St. Marys City Council concerning applications to subdivide two parcels from C/G's property for use as potential Marcellus Shale drilling sites.
Council members voted unanimously to approve each of the subdivision requests.
Wilson Fisher Jr. of Hess & Fisher Engineers, Inc. of Clearfield addressed council members regarding C/G's plans for the site. He explained that the company was requesting two separate lots be subdivided off of the company's main 150-acre property.
Efforts to redefine the geographic boundaries of city shade trees hit a setback earlier this week when a motion to publish an ordinance that would change part of the city code failed to gain support from enough members of St. Marys City Council. The motion to publish Ordinance 264 was rejected by a 4-3 vote.
Local, county and state officials recently gathered at the Gilbert Farm Homestead in Benezette, Elk County for the dedication of State Game Lands 311. The mine reclamation project restored over 48 acres in the Dents Run Watershed, which encompasses just over 25 square miles in Benezette Township.
The project entailed the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (BAMR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).