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Flooding basements hot CV boro topic
Written by Lissa Houserman
Directly after minutes from the previous monthly meeting of Conneautville Borough Council were approved, Mayor Allen Clark recognized CASH FFA (Future Farmers of America) members.
He presented a certificate to the group in honor of the 70th anniversary of the organization. The mayor also acknowledged National Boy Scout Day. (For pictures please see The Community News dated February 20, 2017.)
Council President Gene Bocan spoke up in order to recognize the efforts of FFA adviser Ellen Aurand, who is retiring this year after 35 years of dedication. Bocan stated that Aurand has been an outstanding asset to the program and to the community in general.
A resident, Randy Hulley, approached council in order to share information pertaining to a severe flooding issue that has been unfolding.
Linesville hires a new policeman
Written by David Schaef
Linesville borough Council hired a new part-time police officer when they met in monthly session February 21, a week later than normal as they cancelled thier meeting first set for February 14, Valentine’s Day.
The hiring was recommended by Police Chief Rob Johnson, who noted the pending resignation of a part-time officer who is taking a full time job in the Titusville area.
Donald Carr, who is the new hire, brings 30 years of police experience with him, most from the Atlanta, GA area.
Carr is retired but wanted something to do, to keep busy and keep his police credentials active, according to the police chief who added Carr lives in the Erie area where he grew up.
A second Linesville part-time officer has also applied for full time work elsewhere and is a candidate for that position.
Sadsbury battles ongoing blight matters
Written by ROSEANNE STAAB
Sadsbury Township held the February public meeting with Supervisor Kevin VanHonk leading the salute to the American flag. Supervisors Lyle Hoovler and Bonnie Smith were in attendance. Secretary Rose Mumau took the minutes and there were no citizens present.
Attorney R. Charles Thomas addressed some blight issues in the township.
He had sent letters to two property owners, one on Lake Road and one on Louderman Road.
The house on Lake Road had burned to the ground more than a year ago, and the chimney had collapsed there.
Some dead cars had been removed, but there is still other debris laying around.
Read more in this weeks issue.
- ARMSTRONG EXP HOOKUP! SEE PAGE 20 DETAILS
- SALUTING CASH EAGLE WRESTLERS!
- VALLEY MIDDLE PLANNING MUSICAL
FFA Student Recognition: In honor of the 70th anniversary of National FFA Week, the Borough of Conneautville presented a certificate to CASH FFA members. In part the certificate read: "The Conneaut Area Senior High FFA Chapter makes a positive difference in the lives of their members by transforming their potential for premier friendship, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..." The ceremony took place at the beginning of the February Conneautville Borough Council meeting with Mayor Clark doing the honors. Council President Gene Bocan praised and thanked the FFA adviser Ellen Aurand for her years of dedication. She will be retiring after this year following 35 years of service.. Pictured are, from left: TJ Brown, Katie Reynolds, August Lasko, Lydia Clark, Shelby Stoneman and Alex Klink. Mayor Allen Clark also appears at the bottom right holding the certificate along with TJ Brown.
North Shenango Township held the February public meeting with Supervisor Dan Dickey leading the salute to the American flag. Supervisor Eloise Settlemyre was present. Supervisor Bill Emerick was present via telephone. Secretary Donna Kean took the minutes and there were 4 citizens present.
For the Code Enforcement Report, CO Don Ott reminded the Board of several blight cases pending before DJ Rita Marwood, but these have been continued until April, due to the weather.
Some blighted properties have been cleaned up slightly, but others are still in a state of junk and non-maintenance. These property owners have been put on notice.
CO OTT announced that he is in possession of a flying drone, and that he will begin using it - once the weather breaks to view properties for blight.
Read more in this weeks issue.
For additional details about Code official plans use of drone, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, February 20, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.
- BUS DRIVERS NEEDED ! HELP WANTED! PAGE 16!
- FROG WATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PAGE 5!
- MID-WINTER CLOTHING SALE BONANZA! PAGE 2!
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