Headlines for June 20, 2016

Conneaut adopts no tax increase budget
Written by David Schaef

By 7-0 vote, with two members absent, the Conneaut School Board adopted a no tax increase budget for the year to begin July 1, when directors met in special session Tuesday, June 14.

The budget adopted totals $37,635,672, with the tax rate kept at 50.55 on real estate for a third year. That should bring in about $12,425,000 at a collection rate of 91.77%.

State support is being estimated at $19,992,672 with total income projected at $37,238,695.

Total expenses are being projected at $37,635,672, a difference between income and expenses of $396,977, which will be made up using fund balance.


Bank given ok for animated signage
Written by Roseanne Staab

The Conneaut Lake Borough Zoning Hearing Board held a public Zoning Meeting on June 8, 2016, to hear a downtown business’ request for a Conditional Use Zoning Variance.

Marquette Savings would like a variance on signage regulations for a new, animated, lighted sign they wish to install on Water Street in front of the savings institution.

A court stenographer was in attendance to record comments.

The CL Zoning Board was present, along with a full quorum of Borough Council members.

CL Borough Solicitor, Jeff Millin, acted as moderator, posing questions to two representatives from Marquette Savings.

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