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February 7th, 2013
The St. Marys Sewage Treatment Plant continues to see high inflows, as in 2012 more than half of the water treated accounted from storm water and inflow and infiltration (I and I).
Last year 54 percent of the water treated consisted of storm water and I and I, with 46 percent being sewage, while in 2011, 59 percent was storm water and 41 percent was sewage.
Members of the Elk/Cameron Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] met Wednesday afternoon to finalize preparations for the third annual housing expo, set for today from noon to 5 p.m. at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys.
Although the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department saw a similar number of dispatches in 2012 as in the past 10 years, the amount of structural damage was much higher than average.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved installing a streetlight, continuation of seismic testing and the purchase of garage door openers for the township garage during their Wednesday evening meeting.
In an effort to avoid duplication of services and to ensure that veterans indeed do not "fall through the cracks," the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding for supportive services for the "Veterans Families Program."
RIDGWAY - New information obtained through police interviews with a Ridgway man accused of robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint has resulted in charges of theft and related offenses being filed against him.
Details on a collection line system conducted in the Queen of the World Parish area were presented during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting. GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek explained the cast-in-place, or cure-in-place, project recently conducted on 1,100 feet of pipe. This type of work can be done on specific areas requiring repair, rather than the entire pipe, saving the customer time and money. The presentation included video footage from a camera inserted into the eight-inch pipes.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway man already sentenced to state prison for a rash of camp burglaries that occurred throughout the most remote corners of Elk, McKean and Cameron counties in 2010 and 2011 was sentenced to an additional 16 to 40 years in state prison in Elk County Court on Monday on charges of theft and firearms possession.
St. Marys City Council approved two motions pertaining to changes in parking meter rates during their Monday evening meeting. Visitors utilizing the lower portion of the Depot Street parking lot will soon pay 25 cents for one hour of parking as compared to the current rate of 25 cents for 2.5 hours.
RIDGWAY - A Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty to withholding insurance payments intended for a local business that performed repair work on her home following a 2011 fire was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.