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July 8th, 2012

Library offers something for everyone

July 8, 2012

In addition to books, patrons of the St. Marys Public Library have a wealth of resources from which to choose whenever they visit.
The library has many other appealing items that may be checked out free of charge. These items include DVDs, audio books, music CDs, and magazines, and educational kits in the children's department. 
St. Marys Public Library Director Scarlette Corbin said the facility recently began offering eBook and audio book downloads as well.

Beautification project in the works for downtown St. Marys

July 8, 2012

A beautification project to take place in downtown St. Marys was announced at a recent meeting of St. Marys City Council, with council members voting to approve a request to apply for an $8,600 grant through the Elk County Community Foundation to fund the project.
The city will apply for the grant on behalf of the newly formed St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group, which will be leading the project.

July 6th

Council alters city manager evaluation policy

July 7, 2012

With the upcoming annual evaluation of City Manager Dave Greene in September, St. Marys City Council members at Monday's meeting voted to change the manager's evaluation policy by eliminating language which stated it must be used solely for determining the manager's salary.
Council member Bob Roberts said this is a result of the evaluation having never been used for its intended purpose of determining the amount of compensation the city manager receives, adding that the manager's rate of compensation has traditionally been the same as that paid to other non-union employees.

PennDOT imposing new restrictions on property owners

July 7, 2012

The Fox Township Supervisors expressed their disagreement with PennDOT's latest rule requiring municipalities apply for the Highway Occupancy Permits and accept responsibility for the maintenance of all requests to enclose surface stormwater facilities.
Roadmaster and supervisor Randy Gradizzi said this does not include driveway pipes along state roads.

Fox Twp. approves HVAC bids, road projects

July 7, 2012

The Fox Township Supervisors reviewed three bids for the township building's HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system during their Wednesday evening meeting.

July 5th

Criticism of city's maintaining airport authority road

July 5, 2012

During Monday's meeting of the St. Marys City Council, Councilman Ned Jacobs criticized the city's maintenance of a road belonging to the St. Marys Municipal Airport Authority as a misapplication of city tax dollars.
Jacobs said he received a phone call from a resident asking why the city was performing grading of the private road around the airport, "mainly the east and south sides running parallel to the runway."

Supervisors discuss proposed changes to soccer team's contract

July 5, 2012

The Fox Township Supervisors discussed the ongoing topic of the use of township soccer fields by the Elk County Catholic High School soccer team .
An approval of the team's application was tabled during the June meeting. The supervisors did not vote on any contract or addendum at the meeting.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz created a proposed addendum to the team's rental contract with the park for the 2012 season.

Smith: Years at library 'great experience'

July 5, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series celebrating the St. Marys Public Library’s 100 years of service to area residents.

Diana Smith could probably write a book about her experience working at the St. Marys Public Library since 1969—and chances are, she’d know exactly where to find it on the shelves, too.
Now working exclusively with interlibrary loans, Smith has also manned the reference desk and assisted clients with finding books or answers, as well as working in the office. A chance interaction led to her longtime association with the library.

Area youth enjoy Inner Park Day fun at Memorial Park

July 5, 2012

It was sunny and humid on Thursday, with the temperature reportedly in the mid-80s early in the afternoon-- perfect weather for the estimated 130 area youth who took part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
According to Ben and Luke Daghir, recreation assistants at the park and co-coordinators of Inner Park Day, there were 10 different events this year and participants were split up into 10 groups based on age and gender. The event was open to boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old.

July 4th

Questions surround redevelopment contract

July 4, 2012

ST. MARYS - The contract between the City of St. Marys and developer Bob Yoder for the redevelopment of downtown St. Marys continues to be a source of confusion and contention, as was demonstrated at the City of St. Marys Council worksession on Monday.
Monica Radkowski of the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group came before council at the meeting Monday seeking clarification of the city's agreement with Yoder and the restrictions it places on other construction activity located within the redevelopment district which Yoder oversees.

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