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CV QUEENS Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

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CV QUEENS - Crowned as the Conneautville Bicentennial Queens at pageant activities Thursday evening as Conneautville celebrates its 200th birthday, were, from left, row one - Little Miss Korynn Lippert [also people’s choice winner], Chloe Fields, first runner-up; and row two Junior Miss first runner-up Jadalynn Ferrara; Junior Miss Sonsoray Fields; and second runner-up Maggie Butler. There were no candidates for the Miss pageant.

 
CL Park focus of four governments meeting Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

The public meeting regarding the future of Conneaut Lake Park set by Crawford County Commissioners for Sadsbury and Summit Townships supervisors, Conneaut School District Board members and the commissioners themselves has been set for Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall.

Mark Turner of the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County will explain his group’s vision for the Park among explanations of how the EPACC proposes to pay back taxes and other liens that are owed by the Park which is now run under a new set of Trustees.

The park owes nearly 1-million dollars in back taxes to the four governing bodies including over $631,000 to the Conneaut School District - more than 2.54 mills of taxes.

The unpaid taxes go back to 1997 with the current county commissioners having announced the Park could go up for tax sale at a that could occur in late September or early October.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about CL Park focus of four governments meeting, police officer hired, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, July 28, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Linesville Library Mad Scientists summer reading photos!
  • East Fallowfield robberies reported at meeting!
  • Vendors needed for Octoberfest Craft Show

 
Headlines for July 21, 2014 Print E-mail

CL Park issues drag
Written by David Schaef

Conneaut Lake Park issues continue to drag along.

Conneaut School Board members received a letter from the Crawford County Commissioners dated July 9, the date of school directors’ last meeting, with copies to Sadsbury and Summit Township supervisors, each township and school district lawyers, and members of the Conneaut Lake Park Board of Trustees entitled “The Matter of Conneaut Lake Park, the EPACC Plan and The Way Ahead”

The letter said, in part, “The Crawford County Commissioners share your respective concerns relative to back taxes, penalties, and the interest owed...Let us be unequivocal: the...Park...tax issue must be resolved to the satisfaction of our citizens...

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

Conneaut Lake borough council contends with water runoff issues
Written by Roseanne Staab

Conneaut Lake Borough held their July public meeting with Council members Mike Krepps, Bill Eldridge, John Chuey, Dick Holabaugh, Mayor Timothy Kaider, Penny Monahan and Dwight Stallard in attendance. Councilman Billy Paris was absent. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were 5 citizens present.

A special meeting had been held prior to the regular meeting to discuss issues with the Conneaut Lake Municipal Authority whose members were present to discuss storm water management with the Council.

PA Act #167 regulates storm water run off for land usage, as changes in landscape, especially in urban or city areas, can cause accelerated water run off or alter the course of water run off, thus causing erosion, flooding and transport of pollutants.

The aging infrastructure of Conneaut Lake Borough is a concern, as there are leaks in the public system as well as sewer laterals from residences. There is also the matter of down spouts attached to homes that add excess water into the system. Drains inside basements with sump pumps hooked to them that discharge into the sewer system were also brought up.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, July 21, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Conneautville celebrating 200th birthday July 24 - 27!
  • Atlantic enjoys VFD Community Appreciation Day!
  • 14th Annual Canal Park Summer Music Festival upcoming

 
Headlines for July 14, 2014 Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2014 14:40

Conneaut SD moves towards Park tax sale
Written by David Schaef

Three persons urged the Conneaut School Board of Directors to not support a tax sale of Conneaut Lake Park when the school directors met in monthly session July 9, at Conneaut Area Senior High School.

The school directors, after much discussion, passed a motion to authorize a sheriff’s sale proceeding on a 6-1 vote, however with an understanding the school lawyer would not proceed to file the necessary paperwork until after a meeting was held involving the four taxing bodies involved - Crawford County commissioners, Sadsbury and Summit Township supervisors and the school district.

The county commissioners were asking the school directors to file paper work leading to the sheriff’s sale [tax sale] which led school director John Burnham to say we should not be doing their dirty work.

Read more in this weeks issue.

 

Sadsbury leaders hear EPACC proposal on Conneaut Lake Park
Written by Roseanne Staab

Sadsbury Township supervisors held their July public meeting July 8, with Supervisors Kevin VanHonk, Lyle Hoovler and Bonnie Smith in attendance. Secretary Rose Mumau took the minutes and there were 17 citizens present.

For Public Comment, Mark Turner of the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County (EPACC) stood to introduce himself. The EPACC has focused on a re-organization plan for local Conneaut Lake Park, which is in arrears on Property Taxes for two municipalities, a school district and Crawford County.

A new Board of Trustees has been installed, with which will enter into an administrative service agreement with EPACC, with EPACC retaining oversight and policy making authority for the Park.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, July 14, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Summit faces road issue and deer/corn field complaints!
  • Speaker on Senior Scams! July 18 - See page 2!
  • CL Area Historical Society summer events

 
CL Park matter is discussed at Summit Twp. meeting Print E-mail
Written by Roseanne Staab   
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

Summit Township supervisors held their July public meeting, with presiding board members Bill Agnew, Harry McGrath and Jerauld Smith in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were 13 citizens present.

Under Public Comment, a man stood to ask whether the proposed Sheriff’s Sale of Conneaut Lake Park is still moving forward, and how would this affect him and others who hold 99-year leases on properties therein.

Summit Township Solicitor, William Walker stated that, yes, the Sheriff’s Sale is still scheduled to occur on October 4, 2014.

An audible sigh from the audience was heard at this news, their disappointment evident.

Attorney Walker explained that due to recent legislation being passed, that the Act #93 has added an amendment to the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law, that settles tax claims through judgements as opposed to Municipal Liens.

Read more in this weeks issue.


For additional details about CL Park matter is discussed at Summit Twp. meeting, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, July 7, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • July is National Ice Cream Month and Hot Dog Month!
  • Speaker on Senior Scams! See page 2!
  • CL Area Historical Society summer events

 
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