Headlines for November 7, 2016

Energy savings realized in Conneaut Schools
Written by David Schaef

Conneaut School Board members received good news at their work session held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Conneaut Lake Middle School, when Director of Maintenance and Building and Grounds, Frank Kimmel reported on the energy savings plan the school district joined over a year ago.

Eighth month figures show the district has saved some $11,426.18, actual over guaranteed.

Figures may change when a full year’s report comes in but initial reports indicate the effort made in changing to LED parking lot lights, and many other cost savings efforts are paying off.

Kimmel also reported that he will be meeting with a forester to try to determine if there is any timber value on land purchased by the Linesville FFA many years ago in Conneaut Township off West Center and Cole Roads.


Summit deals with debris near Park
Written by Roseanne Staab

Summit Township held the November public meeting with Supervisors Bill Agnew, Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were 4 citizens present.

All stood to salute the American flag.

The October meeting minutes were approved by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Bill Agnew began with an announcement about some local citizens.

Thank you offered for cleanup

Summit Township would like to say “thank you” to Frank and Susan Stevens for cleaning up some trash that had been thrown out by rude partygoers.


Radar discussion at CL Regional Police meeting
Written by Lisa Houserman

The October meeting of the Conneaut Lake Regional Police Commission moved along swiftly. Township Supervisor Kevin VanHonk, Supervisor Bonnie Smith, Conneaut Lake Borough Council President Richard Holabaugh, Mayor Tim Kaider, Supervisor Lyle Hoovler and Secretary Rose Mumau were all on hand, as was Police Chief Todd Pfeifer. There were no residents in attendance.

Several months ago the topic of local departments utilizing radar was broached. The chief pointed out that there was some movement in the state government pertaining to radar but he wasn't too confident that it would pass any time soon.

Currently the Pennsylvania State Police are the only ones who can use the radar devises and municipal departments use other measures to track speed. The process can be grueling because they have to mark the roads, use a stopwatch and have more than one officer on hand.

If it does eventually pass, there are measures that would need to be taken in order to qualify to use the radar. There is a certification process in play but overall it would save the department some money.

Read more in this weeks issue.

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