Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
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 countyâ€™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.
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.
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.
In the Nov. 2 general election, Republican Matt Gabler picked up 6,823 votes in Elk County compared to Democrat Frank Straub's 3,162 votes in the race for Representative in the General Assembly for the 75th District.
A total of 10,075 Elk County voters turned out at the polls on Tuesday, 50.6 percent of the county's registered voters. The majority of voters split the ballot, with 1,517 Democrats voting for the straight Democratic ticket and 2,302 Republicans voting for the straight Republican ticket.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, Beimel Baseball will open its doors as the areaâ€™s first sports complex targeted toward the development of area baseball and softball players and team programs.
The new facility is located at 315 Brusselles St., inside the former Hunt Oil building.
â€śBeimel Baseball provides a medium where our area youth can develop their skills both on an athletic and personal level,â€ť said owner Mike Beimel. â€śMy hope is to provide an outlet for our area children and instill the discipline, respect, hard work and self-worth values which are threaded throughout my business philosophy.â€ť
Twenty-two of the 50 elk tags available in this year's elk hunt were already filled midway through the second day.
Tuesday saw a number of elk processed at the official check station, located at the Game Commission's maintenance shed along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus Township.
Seven bulls were processed at the station on Tuesday.
Marshall Goulding of Hershey harvested a 5x6 bull with a dressed weight of 414 pounds. Goulding reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 2, which is comprised mainly of land administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Bureau of Forestry.
Reports have estimated that over 200,000 people from across the United States descended upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 30 to take part in comedians and television personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbertâ€™s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. The rally was a tongue-in-cheek event that did not endorse any candidates, but instead promoted moderation and cooperation among Americans of all backgrounds.
The 2010 elk hunt got underway Monday, with hunters harvesting a total of eight elk on the week-long hunt's opening day. Throughout the day, a sizable crowd of spectators gathered at the Game Commission's maintenance shed, located in the Black Moshannon State Forest along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus, to view the elk as they were brought to the official check station.
Life, love and the pursuit of the elusive big buck are the themes of the comedy "Escanaba in da Moonlight," a comedy that will be presented by the Elk County Footlighters at the Diamond View Restaurant on Nov. 4, 5 and 6.
Members of city council approved sending a letter to the Elk County Commissioners in support of the Downtown Restaurant Project during their meeting on Monday evening.
City manager Dave Greene explained that Matt Quesenberry, of the Elk County Planning Department, recently indicated that a developer has been in contact with him regarding bringing a restaurant to downtown St. Marys.