Headlines for September 12, 2016

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.

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  • Remembering our fallen heros of 9-11! Pages 20 - 22!!
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  • Crafters’ annual event coming up! Page 2!