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SAVE THE DATE - Picture above is of the President of CLABA, Bob Disko, and Secretary, Doris Henderson with one of the two pumpkins being dropped on junk yard vehicles at the Fall Pumpkin Fest in Conneaut Lake Park being held October 14, 15,`16. The times for the drops will be Saturday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m.. CLABA is the organization that sponsors the Fall Pumpkin Fest. This will be the 26th year for Pumpkin Fest.
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The Conneaut School District continues to wait for its money from the sale of a lot at Conneaut Lake Park, one of the lots the Bankruptcy Court has allowed to be sold.
Park managers have said the lots are not needed in running the park now or in the future.
The closing on the sale took place back on June 17 and nearly 3 months later the money remains at the Crawford County Treasurer’s office despite a number of inquiries by the school district as to when payment to the district might be anticipated.
Latest information is that the money should be received in early-mid October, and that it would probably be November or December by the time the other taxing bodies [Crawford County, and townships of Sadsbury and Summit] get their payments paid to them and then processed and approved to pay back the school district that fronted much of the money for attorney fees.
Read more in this weeks issue.
For additional details about Cannon at football game... School district awaits lot sale money, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, September 19, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.
- Saluting Area Women in Business! Pages 21 - 23!!
- Auction being held! Lots to sell! Page 24 !
- Lake council beach update issue discussion! Page 2!
CL Park plan gets judge’s okay
Written by David Schaef
The Conneaut Lake Park Joint plan to get out of bankruptcy was confirmed at a Tuesday, Sept. 6, hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The sale of Lot 3 was also confirmed.
Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Deller gave his approval to a plan that allows the Park to operate while paying back almost $3.5 million in debt.
The reorganization plan was passed by a majority of creditors including Conneaut School District, Crawford County, and Sadsbury and Summit Townships who are owed more than $1.3 million in past due property taxes.
One creditor, First Capital Finance Inc., voted no on the plan; they are owed $189,522. Three creditors did not return their ballots.
Summit leaders continue blight fight
Written by Roseanne Staab
Summit Township held the September public meeting with Supervisor Bill Agnew leading the salute to the American Flag. Supervisors Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith were in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.
During Public Comment, former Summit Supervisor Harry McGrath cited figures on local tax revenue and population in the township. He has spoken with the Summit Township tax collector pertaining to Per Capita, Property and Real Estate taxes.
McGrath had expressed his unhappiness over a proposed new municipal facility that may be constructed in the township.
He stated that the proposed $1 million needed for the construction of the new Summit municipal building is outrageous, and with interest applied, the citizens will be looking at a 2 mill to 4 mill tax increase to pay for this new building, over the coming decade.
McGrath said that these are “substantial figures and costs,” and he doesn’t see how a new building can be constructed.
Greenwood supervisors unhappy with Rt. 600 plans
Written by Roseanne Staab
Greenwood Township held the September public meeting with Supervisor Cecil Stevenson leading the salute to the American flag. Supervisors Richard Muir and Doug Stevenson were in attendance. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.
The August meeting minutes were approved.
A man stood to ask whether Greenwood would be holding any type of a Clean-up Day this year, since none had been held in the spring.
The Board answered that no one in the township has expressed any interest in Clean-up Day, and that they had ordered two dumpsters that had gone unused with only one or two items dumped into one of them. This is expensive.
Stevenson noted that the recent rebuilding and construction of the Rock Creek Bridge would also play a part in the budget and whether a Clean-up Day would be held, but it doesn’t appear that one will be held.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- Remembering our fallen heros of 9-11! Pages 20 - 22!!
- Visit businesses at Waterfowl Festival! Page 11!
- Crafters’ annual event coming up! Page 2!
VFW Post 7842 in Linesville, PA celebrated the 70th anniversary of its Charter on August 25, 2016. Post Commander Bob Moser holds Certificates of Congratulations for VFW Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Department of Pennsylvania Commander Tom Brown. Post 7842 held an Open House and signed seven new members. Pictured from left are - Ray Andel, Adjutant; Darese Thompson, Jr Vice Commander; Tim Watson, Quartermaster; Bob Moser; Mike Peirce, Past Post Commander; Rich Krankota, Director, Crawford County Veterans Services; and Ed O’Malley, Sr. Vice Commander. Official name of the post is SSGT Albert E. Moss, Jr., Memorial Post 7842 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Service with honor is what the VFW stands for, Moser said.