Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
Unfavorably cited in a report by the state Auditor General, Kane School Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is ready and willing to give her side of the story.
According to the â€śfindingsâ€ť in the report issued last month by state Auditor General Jack Wagner:
The â€śformer supervisor of special servicesâ€ť for the Millcreek Township School District near Erie â€śdiverted $91,873 from the districtâ€™s special education program by purchasing gift cards with special education funds and using the gift cards for non-program purposes.â€ť
The Kane Zoning Hearing Board has cleared the way for the sale of the former Chestnut Street Elementary School to Kane Manufacturing.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, the board approved a "special exception for 'mixed use'" at the former school.
Ed Peterson, chairman of the board, voted in favor of the request along with Vice Chairman Joe Stauffer and board member Todd Klaiber.
Norm Schreckengost and Diane Niklas, two other board members, did not attend the meeting. Mike Woods, listed as an alternate member, also was absent.
The borough of Kane plans to hire a private company to handle sewer bills.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the Kane Borough Council took preliminary action to appoint the Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company (PAMS) to issue and collect sewer bills.
The Pennsylvania American Water Company, which serves Kane with water, has been handling the sewer bills.
But the company later this year plans to end its role for billings other than for water for its entire service area, including Kane.
Zook Motors is planning to construct a new 48x96-foot building adjacent to its existing complex on Route 6 west of Kane.
According to information unveiled Tuesday at a meeting of the Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors, the new building will serve as a "detail shop" for the longtime business.
The supervisors endorsed the project, which now will go the McKean County Planning Commission for its approval.
In other business at the 73-minute meeting at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane, the supervisors:
MT. JEWETT â€“ Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers of State College is seeking an agreement to provide engineering services to the borough of Mt. Jewett.
According to a presentation made Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, the company is ready to help the borough solve certain problems with its water service.
Speaking at the meeting, Uni-Tec President Patrick Ward said the company would "provide good services" to help remedy a "very low water pressure condition on Maple Lane."
Ward said the "only solution" is to install a small pump station.
Becky Christian can thank her husbandâ€™s passion for the outdoors for leading her to Kane where sheâ€™s had a 36-year teaching career.
Because he enjoyed hunting and fishing, Christian applied for a teaching job in Kane after graduating from Thiel College in 1976.
A native of Beaver near Pittsburgh, Christian said she had â€śnever heard of Kaneâ€ť before coming here for her first job interview after college graduation.
She learned the â€śnext dayâ€ť that she had been offered the job of kindergarten teacher at the former Clay Street Elementary School in Kane.