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May 22nd, 2012
The St. Marys City Council approved to publish the city's ordinance on regulating oil and gas operations during their Monday evening meeting.
The ordinance includes an amended provision of the St. Marys City Code in order to conform with the state's requirements under Act 13.
Matt Pfeufer, zoning enforcement officer, stated to council that the only significant change in the ordinance was an addition for the approval time period for permitted use. The time period set by the act is 30 days; the zoning ordinance currently lists a time frame of 90 days.
Regarding what has been a hot topic item throughout St. Marys for some time, Jim Rigas of Zito Media discussed several issues encountered by the cable company during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting.
Rigas began by explaining planned St. Marys upgrades, ranging from bandwidth upgrade, two-way activation, and regional fiber network to high-speed data and voice capability, high-definition and DVR offerings.
ST. MARYS - With May marking National Stroke Awareness Month, a recent seminar was held at the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in an attempt to raise awareness surrounding the risk factors, contributing factors, and symptoms associated with strokes.
The fallout over the Jay Township Board of Supervisors' appointment to fill a vacancy within the township's Water Authority continued at Thursday's meeting of the board.
Attendees, including Weedville resident Helen Bonanno, accused Supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Fran Gustafson of violating procedure and exercising a bias in casting their votes, creating arbitrary qualifications for vacancies, and recruiting applicants.
As part of its new summer camp program, the Elk County Catholic School System is offering a plethora of camps ranging from sports, arts, language arts, instrumental music, liturgical and choral choirs to drama, science and geography.
The 18 different camps are open to all area students, including those visiting St. Marys for the summer. Camps are spread throughout the summer to allow interested students the opportunity to participate in multiple camps.
Since his run on NBC's "The Voice" ended last month, Phillip "Pip" Arnold, the 20-year-old singer from Marietta, Ga. and son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, has been keeping busy working on his first album.
"[Releasing an] album is my number-one priority right now," Arnold said. "I want to get music out to [all my fans]."
He recently started a page on Kickstarter, a website that allows individuals to pledge money to help fund independent projects. According to Arnold, fans can find out more information about this endeavor on Twitter, Facebook, and his website, www.pipmusic.com.
WEEDVILLE â€“ The Jay Township Board of Supervisors at Thursday's meeting were reluctant to offer guarantees that the township would back an estimated $220,000 in loans for an upcoming Water Authority project.
Water Authority Board Chairman John Friday said in order to secure the loans needed to implement updates to the water treatment plant, the loaner bank is requesting a third party to act as cosigner, guaranteeing the loan would be repaid if the Water Authority were to default.
The Community Nurses Used Book Sale for Hospice is less than a month away and donations of old books are currently being sought.
The first collection will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School, with additional collections to follow on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 1 from 12 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books will also be accepted on June 4 and 5 all day in the SMCMS cafeteria.
RIDGWAY - At Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Conservation District Manager Steve Putt said that Ridgway has been awarded a small educational grant to place awareness signs near public drinking water systems.