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RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
"We haven't received any comment from any taxpayer," Elk County Commissioner June Sorg said regarding the required 20-day comment period as the budget was displayed at the commissioners' office. "The increase is one mill and that usually brings in about $500,000 to the county, and it will be a $50 increase for a $50,000 assessment (roughly the same as a house with a $100,000 market value)."
Despite daily snow and frigid winter temperatures, work is underway to upgrade two pavilions at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The contractor is Carl E. Swanson and Sons of Bradford.Â
The company submitted a low bid of $58,094 for the project, which is funded by federal community development block grant (CDBG) money allocated to Kane.
Childhood memories inspired an extensive hobby for Chuck Fox and Tom Schloder. â€śTomâ€™s Trains,â€ť an extensive model train display spans a large room at Schloderâ€™s home on East Eschbach Road.
No injuries were reported in a Friday afternoon chimney fire at the Tim Bradybaugh residence at 122 Beech St.
Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said 23 firefighters responded to the call at 3 p.m. Friday in frigid conditions.
The Kane 150th Committee has a limited number of decks of cards available for purchase. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help pay for entertainment during next summerâ€™s 150th celebration.
Alan Simchick of Johnsonburg is the winner of a Henry Rifle, a prize given in a fundraiser for the Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award in Kane.
The award goes each commencement to Kane High School graduates who are entering the military service. The award honors VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Kane Borough Council earlier this week voted 7-0 to adopt a final budget for 2014.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, Del Cleer, John Gentilman and Tom Kase to approve the spending plan.
Kim Cecchetti will be leading a team of volunteers to place Christmas lights on the gazebo at Evergreen Park in Kane.
Cecchetti said the lighting project would begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. More volunteers are needed.
No one was hurt Thursday evening in a two-vehicle hit-and-run accident in Kane.
JAMES CITY â€“A move is underway to try and strip the state pension from Charlie Vaughn, the Highland Township roadmaster and former supervisor.
Supervisor Paul Burton Sr. said Wednesday that an inquiry about the pension for Vaughn has been sent to David Pontzer.Â