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November 18th, 2013
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is considering an increase in the monthly sewer rate for its 2,078 customers in the borough and sections of Wetmore Township.
The amount of the rate increase still is undecided.
Dave "Chip" Peterson, chairman of the five-member authority, proposed a 10 percent increase Monday at the board's meeting at the borough building.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Installation of sewer lines is well underway for the long-awaited Lantz Corners sewer district in the western end of Hamlin Township.
In a report to the township Board of Supervisors earlier this week, project engineer Dan Slagle said work on the sewage collection system is about 30 percent complete.
Following a Friday morning preliminary hearing Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, will be held over for trial on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Alloys.
SMETHPORT â€“ Commissioner Cliff Lane of Turtlepoint, McKean County, recently added the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) to his resume. Lane joined the group as the Northwest Region Director of the statewide association earlier this month.
The first seven members have been named for a Comprehensive Planning Committee for the Kane Area School District.
No one was injured Wednesday evening in a smoky fire at the Peking Wok Chinese restaurant at 79 Fraley St. in uptown Kane.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said the fire erupted in a ballast for a florescent light. This light is used for backlighting for a large Chinese landscape picture on the wall of the restaurant.
JAMES CITY â€“The proposed Highland Township budget for 2014 shows no increase in property taxes.
Highland supervisors Paul Burton Sr. and Jim Wolfe agreed Wednesday to adopt the tentative budget that will be on public display at the township office. The supervisors are expected to adopt a final budget at their meeting Dec. 11 at the township building in James City.
JAMES CITY â€“ Joe Milstead, a write-in candidate, has been confirmed as the winner in the Nov. 5 election for a two-year seat on the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
According to figures provided Wednesday by Kim Frey, director of the Elk County Board of Elections, Milstead edged Glen Hulings for the seat by a vote of 94-90.
The time has come for Kane and Wetmore Township to ante up more tax dollars for the operation of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
There's no tax increase in the proposed Kane borough budget for 2014.
The Kane Borough Council voted 7-0 Tuesday in favor of the proposal that calls for $1,369,703 in expenditures.