Headlines for February 15, 2016

School 2016-17 budget uncertain
Written by David Schaef

Work to prepare a budget for the upcoming 2016-17 school year that begins July 1, is a quagmire of uncertainty and question marks for the Conneaut School District.

How do you prepare a budget for the upcoming year when you don’t know what you have in the current one as the Conneaut School District, like all school districts in the state, await word as to what money they are actually getting in this year’s budget and what formulas may be used to determine support in next year’s setup.

The state budget remains incomplete since July 1, 2015, and the governor presented a preliminary plan just days ago looking ahead to the one supposed to start this July 1.

“Appalling,” school board member David Schaef said about the state budget process when school directors met in voting session Wednesday evening, noting reports that state representatives were going home last week while the budget remains up in the air.

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Sadsbury supervisors, regional police unhappy with PennDOT plowing
Written by Roseanne Staab and David Schaef

The Sadsbury Township supervisors, meeting in monthly session February 9 and the Conneaut Lake Regional Police Commission, meeting recently, had the same complaint regarding what they see as the poor plowing of Route 6 between the Conneaut Lake Middle School and the Conneaut Area Senior High School.

That stretch of road is poorly plowed township supervisor Lyle Hoovler said at the township meeting, an opinion he echoed from the police meeting.

He pointed out that other state roads in the near area are much better kept, noting his worry that with the high school located in Linesville, many high school students drive that stretch of road on school days.

It is not that the students are bad drivers, Hoovler said, but they are inexperienced on icy and snow covered roads.

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Conneaut Township supervisors discuss need to obtain building permits
Written by Roseanne Staab

Conneaut Township supervisors held their February public meeting with Supervisors George Greig, Timothy Greig and Josh Fusco in attendance. Secretary Telce Varee took the minutes and there were 5 citizens present. All stood to salute the American Flag.

The January meeting minutes were approved along with the payment of the bills.

For Public Comment, a man stood to talk to the Board about an installation of a mobile home in his vicinity that may not have proper sewage permitting.

Secretary Varee handed out informational sheets pertaining to Improvements to Real Estate under Ordinance #2010-3, which she then read aloud.

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