Archive - Jan 7, 2014 - News Article
As the new mayor of St. Marys, Bob Howard plans to combine previous mayoral experience with a strong background in the powdered metal industry in hopes of strengthening and growing the city of St. Marys.
"I am very excited about being mayor of St. Marys due to the great citizens and the tremendous assets of the city. There are many opportunities for job and economic growth," Howard said.
RIDGWAY â€“ During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, county commissioners heard from members of the Ridgway Borough Council regarding their recent request to purchase several condemned homes within the borough from the county repository.
Borough council president Ralph Dussia, as well as borough manager Kim Zimmerman and councilman Rich Parrish attended the meeting in order to question the commissioners on the county's recent decision to deny the boroughâ€™s bid offers for the homes.
New members of St. Marys City Council along with the new mayor were sworn into their elected positions on Monday evening.
Elk County President Judge Richard Masson led Mayor Bob Howard in the oath of office as he was joined by his wife Peggy and grandson, Carter, age 8.
Next to take their oath was a group of newly elected council members including Lou Radkowski and Robert Mohr for four-year terms, Sally Geyer for a two-year term, along with re-elected council members Ned Jacob, Gary Anderson and Greg Gebauer.
Over $1,000 was raised during the Christmas Spectacular Concert performed by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir on Sunday, Dec. 22, and the proceeds were recently divided between the Crystal Fire Department and the St. Marys Area High School Music Department, which allowed their facility and instruments to be used for the rehearsals and performance.
Fire Chief Bill Kraus and President Tom Bauer expressed their appreciation for the donation and indicated that the funds will be put toward the purchase of a new utility pickup truck.
Fox Township's board of supervisors made several elections and appointments for 2014 at their organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 6.
Mike Keller was elected chairman, and Dave Mattiuz was elected vice-chairman. Kathy Dowie was appointed secretary-treasurer, and the treasurer's bond was kept at $500,000.