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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.
FOX TWP. â€“Â The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township held its 51st annual banquet commemorating the Dec. 8, 1842 founding of Sanct Marienstadt on Sunday evening at The Red Fern in Fox Township, this year focusing on the culmination of the dream of historical society founder Charlie Schaut in establishing a permanent location for preserving the community's history.
The St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group will be holding a Historic Christmas Church Tour hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Sunday, Dec. 29 from 1:30-3 p.m.
The tour will feature stops at five local churches: St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Shiloh Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Church, and St. Mary's Church.
A proposed idea to construct a glass enclosure at the entrance to City Hall offices as part of a security precaution was briefly discussed by members of St. Marys City Council and Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone.
The enclosure would be constructed on the second floor of the Farmers National Bank building where the City of St. Marys offices are located.
The Pa. State Police Fire Marshal and the Crystal Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that damaged Camco Diversified, a 23,000 square foot industrial property, located at 431 Curry Ave. in St. Marys at 8:47 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.