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December 21st

Monitoring project expands

December 22, 2011

The Elk County Monitoring Project, spearheaded by Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine, has expanded to the Brockway Watershed.
The monitoring project is designed to keep an eye on stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling by measuring the temperature, flow and conductivity in each stream. The total project cost for the four-year program is estimated at $329,330.
As of Monday night's ECCD meeting, Bonfardine said one satellite telemetry system has been installed and another will be installed within the week.

December 20th

Ridgway Township adopts budget with no tax increase

December 21, 2011

Residents in Ridgway Township will not see an increase in taxes after the board of supervisors adopted the 2012 budget during their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Supervisors unanimously approved a $1.9 million budget that will keep taxes the same.
The township has not seen an increase in taxes since 1993, said supervisor Millie Bowers.
Supervisor Sarah Dickinson served her last meeting Tuesday.
Dickinson first joined the board on July 21, 2003.

Rendezvous changes locale

December 21, 2011

The Ridgway Borough Council approved a request for the 13th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to be held along Center Street during their regular meeting Monday night.
If all goes to plan, Center Street will be blocked off from S. Broad to Mill Street. Court Street and South Broad Street from Main Street to South Street will also be blocked off to make room for the event.
Liz Boni, co-owner of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the main organizer of the event made the request.

December 19th

Big Buck contest awards night draws big crowd

December 20, 2011

At the Summit Lodge and Grill on Monday, a packed house of about 200 hunters and enthusiasts gathered for the conclusion of the 7th annual Big Buck contest.
Food and drink were served and those in attendance took the opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and perhaps make a few new ones. Many talked shop, recounted memorable hunts from this season and ones past and debated the finer points of rifle and bow hunting.

Borough adopts budget without tax hike

December 20, 2011

Ridgway Borough Council on Monday unanimously adopted a $5 million budget for 2012 that keeps taxes the same.
The 2012 budget which includes a general fund of $1,514,332 will keep the tax rate at 14.92 mills.
Council member Ralph Dussia made the motion to adopt the budget.
In other business, borough manager Martin Schuller said restorations of the Pennsy Railroad Station should be completed by May.
"We finally got the train station problem resolved," Schuller said. "The contractor is in the process of repairing the roof."

December 18th

Train station under restoration to bring back its original luster

December 18, 2011

Dennis D. Heindl and the Ridgway community are collaborating to restore the historic train station located along North Broad Street in Ridgway.
According to William Gentilman, Property Manager for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., the building was built the year 1907.
“The station was built the last year the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad was in existence,” said Gentilman. “The line the station is on was a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad section that ran from Erie to St. Marys, and the track is still there.”
The restoration of the building has been nearly 20 years in the making.

Deliquent water accounts raise questions for Horton Twp. Supervisors

December 18, 2011

BROCKPORT – Brockway Borough Municipal Authority [BBMA] president Mike Arnold discussed the possibility of raising rates to cover the costs for three delinquent accounts in the Elbon area during Wednesday night's Horton Township Supervisors meeting.

December 16th

"Touch of An Angel"

December 17, 2011

St. Leo Catholic School students held the second performance of "Touch of An Angel" Friday night in the Social Hall.

December 15th

Ornaments add unique character to Christmas tree at Elk Country Visitor Center

December 16, 2011

BENEZETTE – With Christmas less than two weeks away, holiday cheer is evident throughout the community, and at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. The center has had its Christmas tree on display since late November and is once again looking for ornaments to decorate it.
According to Carla Wehler, Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager, the tree is bigger than last year's and was selected by staff members Brandi Hanes, Jean Germer, and Scott Rhodes.

Borough lowers retirement age

December 16, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Borough employees in Johnsonburg can now retire at the age of 58 after council members unanimously approved the plan during their regular meeting.
According to council member Ronald King, the additional cost per year of $2,300 is to be absorbed out of the employee's retirement plan.
The retirement plan is to become effective Jan. 1, 2015.
In other business, council voted in favor of putting secured properties throughout the community up for sale to adjacent landowners first.

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