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Hotel project proceeds, oil and gas ordinance to be reviewed

January 21, 2014

Photo by Amy Cherry Mayor Bob Howard, shown center, along with City Manger Dave Greene, on right, and Solicitor Tom Wagner, on left, spoke on several topics during Monday's City Council meeting.

A downtown St. Marys hotel project is one step closer to becoming a reality as a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act program (LERTA) application was unanimously approved by City Council for Creekside Hospitality, LLC for the construction of a 65-room national flag hotel on Depot Street.
Solicitor Tom Wagner indicated council will need to take a look at its oil and gas zoning ordinance regulations due to recent changes in Act 13 better known as the Marcellus Shale Act.
In mid-December the Pa. Supreme Court declared portions of the Act unconstitutional in regard to local regulations of oil and gas operations.

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