Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
Pride in the community will be shining bright on the second annual KARE For Kane Day scheduled Friday, May 11.
More than 45 volunteers already have registered to participate in the âspring cleanupâ program to spruce up Kane.
The Kane Area Development Center (KADC) and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), sponsors of KARE For Kane, are seeking 300 volunteers this year.
In the first year, a total of 230 volunteers worked on 37 community-improvement projects.
The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail will be holding the third annual Allegheny 100 Challenge. With the enormous success of past years event, the expectations of this year to be even larger. With the continues sponsorship from Allegheny Outfitters, which has been a huge supporter of the Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail. The Allegheny 100 challenge promoting awareness of the North Country Trail, Allegheny National Forest and McKean, Warren and Forest Counties.
Failing students in Kane High School and Kane Middle School would able to get back "on track" for graduation by taking Internet courses this summer.
The school board's Curriculum Committee received input on the proposed Internet summer school earlier this month. The school board may approve the concept at its meeting April 19.
Even though the local economy is sluggish, Kane area residents have stepped to the plate to help the needs of the community through the United Fund campaign.
The United Fund drive-- which benefits 18 community-service organizations-- has ended by topping its goal of $35,000.
The total of $36,087.50 is 103 percent of the target, according to Jennifer Macey, president of the volunteer United Fund Board.
SMETHPORT -- Hazel Hurst native Jamie R. Himes, who was wounded in Iraq in 2005, has been granted a Veterans Exemption and will receive a refund on her 2012 property taxes on her residence in Liberty Township near Port Allegany.
Acting Tuesday at a meeting in Smethport, the McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a county tax refund of $659.59 for the property at 768 Upper Portage Road. Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane all voted in favor of the refund.
SMETHPORT â McKean County and its municipalities are expected to begin receiving âimpact feesâ later this year on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
The county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to impose the fees. The action is allowable under a state law put in place earlier this year.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the board, joined with Commissioners Al Pingie and Cliff Lane to adopt the ordinance on the âimpact fees.â
A permit application is being filed with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the sale of Kane sewer effluent to drillers of Marcellus Shale and other natural gas wells.
KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh is filing the application on behalf of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority. KLH is the consulting engineering firm for the authority, which met Monday evening at the borough building in Kane.
"This is the first step," Authority Chairman Dave Peterson said in reference to the permit application to be filed with the DEP. "We can't do anything else until we get permission."
SMETHPORT â The McKean County Board of Commissioners is expected to act Tuesday on legislation for âimpact feesâ for Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane endorsed the legislation at a previous meeting and are expected to finalize the ordinance Tuesday. The meeting at 10 a.m. at the county courthouse in Smethport is open to the public.
The legislation for the âimpact feesâ has been approved on the state level. To take part in the program, counties must adopt their own ordinances by April.
Plans are in the works to add a Kane Area School District channel on the local Comcast cable television network.
Chris Niklaus, assistant technology director for the school district, and Brian Wymer, high school business and technology teacher, discussed the proposal earlier this week at a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Committee.
In his report to the committee, Niklaus said the channel would begin with a basic "storyboard." The "storyboard" would include slides, scrolling messages, photos and videos of school district activities.
A James City woman has been charged with theft for allegedly using more than $3,400 in funds for the Highland Township Volunteer Department to pay personal bills.
Cindy Ann Hulings, 40, of 168 Maryland Ave., James City, is charged with two counts of theft by deception and one count of access device fraud, according to a criminal complaint filed with Johnsonburg District Court Judge George âTonyâ King.
One of the counts is a felony, court records show.
Hulings faces a preliminary hearing in district court at 9 a.m. April 11, according to court information.