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Third lot sells at CL Park
Written by David Schaef
The third lot of five has sold at Conneaut Lake Park, that sale concluding December 30, 2016.
The five lots were put up for sale as part of the Conneaut Lake Park bankruptcy plan, Park Trustees saying the land was not needed for future use.
Flynn Lot No. 2 sold for $201,936.43. That check has been forwarded to the Crawford County Tax Claim Bureau for distribution to the taxing districts of Conneaut School District, Crawford County, Sadsbury Township, and Summit Township.
Of that amount, the School District will receive approximately $138,000 as its share when the county Tax Claim Bureau writes the check to send the school district.
Council grants approval for Historical Society’s Paddlefest 2017 plans
Written by Roseanne Staab
Conneaut Lake Borough Council Chairman Dick Holabaugh opened the January public meeting with the salute to the American flag. Council members Billy Paris, Bill Eldridge, John Chuey, and Penny Monahan were in attendance. Councilmen Dwight Stallard and Mike Krepps were absent, as was Mayor Timothy Kaider.
Secretary Beverly Mobley took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.
For Public Comment, Sandy Porter and Julia Catalano from the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society stood to talk to the Board about an event permit.
The 2nd annual Paddlefest kayak race will take place on Sunday, August 6, at Fireman’s Beach, starting at 7 am.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- BUS DRIVERS, DOCTOR’S OFFICE PERSON! HELP WANTED! PAGE 13!
- EMT CLASSES BEING OFFERED! SEE AD PAGE 3!
- PYMATUNING AREA CHILI COOKOFFFF
Swimmers qualify for districts - The 2017 YMCA Swimming District Championship will be held at McCoy Natatorium Penn State University March 10th -12th. The following Conneaut School District swimmers have qualified for the following district events so far this season: Daniel Button, Conneaut Lake Middle School (Meadville YMCA Swim Team) 11-12 Boys: 50 free, 100 free, 50 Back and 50 Breast; Julianne (J.J.) Gowetski, Conneaut Lake Middle School (Meadville YMCA Swim Team) 11-12 Girls: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 IM and 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay; and Jaidyn Jordan, Conneaut Lake Middle School (Shenango Valley Sea Lion Swim Team) 9-10 girls: 200 Free, 100 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 50 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Breast, 100 IM, 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 200 Free Relay & 200 Medley Relay. Other Conneaut School District swimmers from the Meadville YMCA competing for district spots are: Brandon Medrick (CVMS), Victoria Medrick (CVES), Andrew Medrick (CVES), Haylee Morini (CVES), Kylee Mattera (CVES) and Pasquale Mattera (CVMS). Other Conneaut School District swimmers from Shenango Valley competing for district spots are: Jillian Mihoci (CLMS), Josie Mihoci (CLES) and Josef Jordan (CLES). Swimmers are restricted to a maximum of four scheduled events at districts in any combination such as three individual and 1 relay, or 2 individual and 2 relays. The top 6 qualifying swimmers in each event will advance to the 2017 Pennsylvania State YMCA Championship meet at McCoy Natatorium Penn State University on March 24-26. Swimmers in photo above are Jaidyn Jordan, Daniel Button and JJ Gowetski.
- Written by DAVID SCHAEF DAVID SCHAEF
- Created: 16 January 2017 16 January 2017
Conneaut School Directors voted 9-0 to stay within state guidelines as the budget is prepared for the year to begin July 1 when directors met in monthly session January 11.
By law school districts have to vote by a date in January - this one January 26 - whether they will look to raise taxes above certain state guidelines or whether they will keep taxes below that amount.
The motion by David Schaef, seconded by Jamie Hornstein, means if the district would raise taxes at all, it would be within the state ACT 1 index of 3.4% or up to 1.7 mills. Any amount over that must go to the voters.
It is unlikely that the district will raise taxes at all this year with budget preparations at the board level to begin in earnest in February.
Read more in this weeks issue.
For additional details about Conneaut will stay within tax guidelines, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, January 16, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.
- BUS DRIVERS, DOCTOR’S OFFICE PERSON! HELP WANTED! PAGE 19!
- CONNEAUT AND GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP MEETINGS!
- LINESVILLE NAMES DAVE HOOGSTAD, SR. MAYOR - PAGE 13
Story Hour at Linesville Public Library on Wednesday, January 4, had snowmen as the theme. Everyone had a snowy good time! See Linesville Library news page 12; note also story hour times at Conneautville and Springboro libraries, their information on page 7.