Headlines for May 30, 2016

Police overtime questioned at meeting
Written by Lisa Houserman

The topic of overtime hours was broached during the May meeting of the Conneaut Lake Regional Police Commission.

Secretary Rose Mumau went over the figures with others on the board including Sadsbury Township Supervisors Kevin VanHonk, Bonnie Smith and Lyle Hoovler as well as Conneaut Lake Borough Council President Richard Holabaugh. Both Mayor Tim Kaider and Police Chief Todd Pfeifer were absent.

The conclusion was that too many overtime hours had been in play and the chief needs to be approached to remedy the situation.

Holabaugh asked if they could move funds but that isn't an option at this time. Mumau pointed out that since Officer Ryan Hefferman is officially on duty, the overtime issue should clear up.


Sadsbury okays sign request, mining plan ongoing process
Written by Roseanne Staab

Sadsbury Township supervisors held their May public meeting with Supervisor Kevin VanHonk leading the salute to the American flag. Supervisors Lyle Hoovler and Bonnie Smith were in attendance and Secretary Rose Mumau took the minutes. There were 2 citizens present.

For Public Comment, a representative from the Conneaut Lake Area Business Association stood to ask about the posting of some signage to advertise a flea market and a car cruise-in, these to be held at Conneaut Lake Park.

The Board discussed the signage Ordinance for the township, in that only non-profit entities holding short-term events qualify to post signage.

The woman was of the opinion that since Conneaut Lake Park is a public trust, it should fall under the non-profit status, and therefore signage should be allowed in all areas.


Meeting planned on lake kayak proposal
Written by Roseanne Staab

Summit Township officials and the Conneaut Lake Waterway Trail Association will present results of a study assessing the feasibility of creating a canoe/kayak launch area and water trail on the lake.

A public meeting to explain the study results and collect citizens’ reactions will be held Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Summit Township Municipal Building, 10956 Plum Street, Harmonsburg.

Residents and people interested in Conneaut Lake recreational activities are especially invited to attend.

Pashek Associates, a Pittsburgh landscape architecture and planning firm that studied the feasibility of the proposal, will facilitate the meeting. Representatives of the firm will explain what was learned during the study, collect citizens’ reactions, and answer questions.

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