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October 15th, 2014
Rob Price, a resident of Dover, Ohio and longtime friend of Kane family descendent Thomas L Kane IV and his wife, Virginia, recently made a trip to the Kane Depot to present the Kane Historic Preservation Society with a sword and a book that belonged to Kane Borough founder General Thomas L Kane.
Price, who said he donated the items on behalf of his late friends, the Kanes, had been in touch with Dick Bly of the local history group and made the donation on Wednesday afternoon at the Kane Depot.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â The Bradford Regional Airport Authority celebrated the Wednesday birthday of âinterimâ airport director Alicia Dankesreiter of Wilcox by setting her annual salary at $62,000, retroactive to Sept. 24.
The authority last month named Dankesreiter as the âinterimâ director after firing Tom Frungillo of Allegany, N.Y. The reasons for the dismissal have not been made public.
MT. JEWETT â Two private companies have expressed an interest in buying the Mt. Jewett sewage system.
Aqua America and Pennsylvania American Water have requested information on the Mt. Jewett sewer system, which currently is up for sale.Â
The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority plans to open bids for the possible sale of the sewer system at its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Jewett borough building.
Patrick McGuire, chairman of the authority, said Tuesday that both Aqua and Pennsylvania American have shown interest in acquiring the Mt. Jewett sewer system.
SMETHPORT â Kenneth D. Baldwin of Bradford is stepping down as the McKean County planner after serving only seven months on the job.
At the age of 37, Baldwin took over in March to replace Debbie Lunden, who retired after serving as the county planner for 26 years.
"I will be resigning from my position as planning director effective Thursday, Oct. 23," Baldwin said in a statement Tuesday. "I will be transitioning back to the private sector.
SMETHPORT â The county Department of Economic Development is planning to prepare guidelines for a proposed commercial project at Main and Center streets in Mt. Jewett.
Sherri Geary, director of the Department of Economic Development, said Monday that a developer has expressed an interest in the site. She said details for the proposal are confidential and are very preliminary at this time. Sources say the developer is looking at the site for a possible department store.
SMETHPORT â Wetmore Township will be receiving $6,165 from McKean County for a road project completed over the summer.
McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane approved the payment Monday during a meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport.
The payment represents the townshipâs share of county liquid fuel tax revenue.
The commissioners also made a payment of $5,542 to Ceres Township for a road project funded by the liquid fuel tax revenue.
In other business at the 29-minute meeting, the commissioners:
The Kane Borough Council is pressing the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a long-awaited permit to demolish a fire-damaged building on Chase Street.
In a letter to the DEP, Council President Howard Kane is calling for the state agency to issue the permit for the removal of the eyesore at 316 Chase St.
The submission of the letter to the DEP was announced Monday at a meeting of the borough council.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE)-- part of the Kane Area Development Center-- reportedly has taken the necessary steps to raze the building.
The Kane Area School District will observe their annual Pink Week all this week. Many different activities and fundraisers are planned through Friday, Oct. 17.
The Kane volleyball team has been wearing pink socks all month to show support and raise awareness of breast cancer as are members of the KHS and KMS cross country teams.
HAZEL HURST âHamlin Township is looking for a replacement for Terry Morgan, who has resigned as one of two employees with the township road crew.
Township Supervisors Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund accepted Morgan's resignation Monday at a board meeting in Hazel Hurst.
Rick Keesler, foreman, is the only other member of the township road crew. Morgan's resignation takes effect Oct. 25.
The supervisors plan to hire a full-time employee who would handle the Hazel Hurst sewage treatment plant and the Lantz Corners Sewer District as well as duties with the road crew.
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