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The chief assessor for McKean County is against what she calls a "wheeling and dealing" plan to acquire the Arlington Hotel at 15 Fraley St. in Kane.
Angelia Tennies, chief county assessor, said Friday that she would advise the county Board of Commissioners to deny a request to waive unpaid property taxes as a condition for the sale of the Arlington.
The Arlington-- a landmark bar and restaurant in Kane-- has been closed for several months. Owner Darrel Goodman reportedly no longer resides in Kane.
Kane soon will have a borough manager for the first time in nearly five years.
Donald E. Payne of 6 Conklin Dr., Wetmore Township, is scheduled to begin work Tuesday.
The Kane Borough Council is expected to introduce Payne at its meeting Monday at 4 p.m. at the borough building. The meeting is open to the public.
Payne has agreed to work as borough manager for an annual salary of $40,000. Half the salary is paid by the borough; the other half is paid by the Kane Borough Sewer Authority.
He will be Kane's first borough manager since Patrick Nuzzo, who retired early in 2010.
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An upgrade in security is coming at Kane High School.
Acting at its meeting Thursday, the school board voted 9-0 to award a contract for high school security improvements to Keyless and Camera of Kane.
The company, operated by Mike Cardamone and Lowell Watts, submitted the lone bid of $54,453 for the project.
The project includes:
*Four sets of emergency locking security doors.
*Access control for two exterior doors.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn said Thursday that more felony charges will be filed against a Kane man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.
Joseph Allen Snyder, 41, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane, now is charged with two felonies-- indecent assault and corruption of minors.
Learn said Thursday that "additional charges" would be filed against Snyder. He said the charges would be felonies.
Snyder is confined to the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $200,000 cash bail set by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Claire Ann Buckley has been re-elected as president of the Kane School Board.
Tom Kerek again will serve as vice president.
The nine-member school board selected its leaders Thursday at its annual re-organizational meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Both officers were the only candidates nominated for the positions. The board vote for the nominees was unanimous.
Speculation is building that a McDonald's Restaurant might be coming to Kane.
Sources claim the site for the proposed restaurant is at 300 N. Fraley St. Apparent survey stakes can be seen on the property.
Mountain Motor Sports now is located at the site. Ironically, the location once was the site of a Burger King Restaurant-- the arch-rival of McDonald's.
The Kane Vets Home Association at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) King David Post 1132 in Kane has donated $5,000 to help fight blight in the community.
The donation has been given to the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) for â€śBlight Fight Fund."
Â â€śAs always, we are very grateful for the continued support from the Kane Vets Home Association,â€ť said Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). The KADC includes KARE, the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Industrial Development Agency.
The new three-year contract between the Kane School Board and the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) is a 50-page document that spells out criteria as well as salaries and benefits.
To take a closer look at the new pact, the Kane Republican has signed a â€śRight To Knowâ€ť request with the school district to obtain a copy of the latest contract as well as the previous labor agreement approved in 2011.
A Time Capsule containing items linked with the Kane Sesquicentennial Celebration this year will be sealed at a public party Friday, Dec. 19.
Scott Morgan, chairman of the Time Capsule project, said envelopes to be placed in the vault now are being filled by various groups. Students at the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School currently are filling envelopes.
The vault is located on an embankment outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street. A ceremony to close the vault will be part of a public Christmas party at the Depot at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.