Headlines for 5/2/2016

Conneaut SD could receive extra $291,316
Written by David Schaef

With less than 60 days left in the current school year - it ends June 30 - Conneaut School District still has not received notice of the exact amount of money to be paid by the state for the year that started July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016.

The school district by state law must have a budget in place for the year to begin this upcoming July 1, 2016, and still waits to know exactly what is coming in this year and who knows what the district may receive for the next year.

While the stories out of Harrisburg have stopped on the state budget fiasco that took nearly 290 days to settle when the state budget became law without the governor’s signature, uncertainty continues as to what amounts of money school districts will actually receive for this current year, let alone know about the upcoming year’s budget.

One report, from an organization known as PASBO, indicates that the Conneaut School District could be receiving in excess of the 2014/15 amounts the following - Basic Ed Subsidy - $174,600, RTL Block Grant - $81,953, and Special Ed Subsidy - $34,763, for a total of $291,316.


Sadsbury may see house at Wolf Island
Written by Roseanne Staab

Sadsbury Township’s April public meeting opened 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 10 citizens present.

During Public Comment, Maria Dreese from Crawford County Conservation District spoke to the Supervisors regarding some permitting in a new subdivision in Sadsbury Township.

The former Sanderson farm has been sold, subdivided, and a housing development installed. There are three homes already built with deed transfers and families living there.

There is an issue on another lot concerning earth disturbance for excavation. There are requirements for permitting when more than one acre of earth is disturbed during development of land.


Conneaut Lake site for a kayak race
Written by Roseanne Staab

The Conneaut Lake Borough Council held its April public meeting with Chairman Dick Holabaugh leading the salute to the American flag. Council members present were Dwight Stallard, Penny Monahan, John Chuey and Bill Eldridge. Absent were Billy Paris, Mike Krepps and Mayor Timothy Kaider.

Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were 6 citizens present.

For Public Comment, Sandy Porter from the CLA Historical Society talked to Council about a kayak race to be held at Conneaut Lake in August.

The Paddlefest Kayak Race will be held on Sunday, August 14, starting at Fireman’s Beach. The race course is approximately 3 miles in length with ticket prices of $25 for each kayak. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. that Sunday morning.

Hot dog snacks and drinks will be served, and there are free T-shirts for each participant. The Barbara J sternwheeler will be running, and tickets will be for sale for those spectators who would like to observe the race from the comfort of the large boat.

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