RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
"We haven't received any comment from any taxpayer," Elk County Commissioner June Sorg said regarding the required 20-day comment period as the budget was displayed at the commissioners' office. "The increase is one mill and that usually brings in about $500,000 to the county, and it will be a $50 increase for a $50,000 assessment (roughly the same as a house with a $100,000 market value)."
St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium will be filled with sounds of holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon as the Christmas Spectacular Concert by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir gets underway at 3 p.m. The roughly hour and a half long concert will feature a variety of holiday music and is free to the public. However, donations will be collected at the door and all proceeds this year will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
RIDGWAY â€“ Less than a month after fielding questions regarding liquid fuels funds distribution, county commissioners on Tuesday morning voted in unanimous fashion to keep the current formula as each municipality receives an equal $8,000 share.
"Gary Anderson was here at our last meeting and questioned our liquid fuels disbursements that we appropriate to the municipalities in Elk County," said Elk County Commissioner June Sorg. "We've reviewed the topic and looked at the regulations again, and what we've found is that this is at the discretion of the commissioners.