Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
Ridgway Borough Council on Friday afternoon voted to advertise their 2014 budget proposal which features no tax hike.
A complete copy of the entire proposed 2014 budget is available for public inspection at the borough office under normal business hours.
Over 350 parents participated in the St. Marys Area School District food service survey, in hopes to obtain data to improve food services.
The survey was available on the school district's website at www.smasd.org and asked about opinions regarding the lunches served in the district. Jennifer Asti, SMASD food service director, was concerned about what some of the misconceptions that parents have from their children on the matter.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney met with Asti to begin reviewing the survey responses and comments.
Before going to sleep last night a number of children throughout the area made sure their shoes would be easy to find in anticipation of the annual visit from Belsnickel, who stops by many homes each year on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas.
RIDGWAY â€“ According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.
Fox Township Supervisors voted to terminate an agreement between the township and the operator of the Toby Water Treatment Plant effective Jan. 6, 2014.
The move stems from a request submitted by the operator in seeking additional funding for the position.
Supervisor Mike Keller stated that in reviewing the existing agreement he suggested assigning the current operator duties to Rob Singer, township code enforcement officer and certified plant operator.
Problems have been reported about driveway pipes causing issues for other property owners along Badeau Road in Fox Township.
In July the road was flooded in which residents thought it stemmed from a clogged township ditch. While the ditch is owned by the township, the road crew discovered there are two small pipes installed inside the ditch which were clogged with leaves and other debris. The material gathered from the property owner who resides above the ditch.
Upon investigation a permit could not be located for the installation of the pipes.
In anticipation of the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament, which will be held on Dec. 26, 27, and 28 at both SMAHS and ECCHS, all eight participating schools recently had the opportunity to take part in a 'Lucky Lip' Sync Video Contest that encouraged them to make a two to two and a half minute video presentation showcasing what school spirit meant to them.
Representatives from the Elk County Humane Society (ECHS) requested the organization be included in the city's budget to the tune of $2,000 to help subsidize the cost of starting a low cost spay and neuter clinic to address the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in the area.
Joe Boylan, Humane Society president was joined by Elk County Humane Officer Karen Cappiello who explained the organization's request stating they have space allotted for the medical room at the shelter but are in need of funds for equipment, supplies and veterinarian costs.
Heavy smoke and sparks greeted firefighters Tuesday when the Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call at Kane Hardwood.
Fire Chief Tim Holt said the fire was confined to a dust collection silo in a shipping area at the plant off Route 6 in Wetmore Township west of Kane.
In a 6-1 vote members of St. Marys City Council approved a cooperation agreement among the city, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Creekside Investments, LLC for a new downtown hotel project.
Councilman Gary Anderson cast the only opposing vote.
"I don't think the city is fully protected from any financial liability and I believe that we should have had a letter of credit from his bank or a bond from an insurance company to make sure the city has no financial liability," Anderson explained.