August 13th, 2014
Drilling companies no longer are banging on the door to buy Kane sewage effluentâ€”the discharge from the Kinzua sewage treatment plant.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority obtained a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to sell the effluent to companies drilling Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the area.
However, the authority first must spend about $400,000 to revamp the plant to load the effluent onto water trucks, according to Phil Lingenfelter, sewage treatment plant operator in Kane.
JAMES CITY â€“ The upcoming paving of Pennsylvania Avenue in James City may require a detour.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the project Wednesday at a meeting at the township building in James City.
Jim Wolfe, chairman of the board, said the planning of a detour and "traffic control" would be the responsibility of the contractor-- IA Construction of Franklin.
Jared Klinger, 22, of 2 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
MT. JEWETT â€“Â Even though the Lantz Corners Sewer District is virtually complete, connections to the Mt. Jewett sewage system will be delayed until a payment issue can be resolved.
An agreement adopted more than a decade ago calls for Hamlin Township to make a one-time payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority before sending Lantz Corners sewage to the Mt. Jewett treatment plant.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is saving money when defendants in criminal cases perform community service instead of spending time in jail.
According to a 2013 report on the Good Growing Gardens (3G) program, the county last year saved $185,445 because defendants performed 10,210 hours of community service in lieu of serving 2,853 days in the county jail near Smethport.
County President Judge John Pavlock presented the 2013 report Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.Â
Entering its 14th year of operation, Mark Sirianni Watch Repair in Kane has welcomed a fresh face when son Tom joined the business as an apprentice in July.
With the addition, Tom Sirianni becomes a third generation watchmaker in a legacy that dates back to 1947 when his grandfather Joseph Sirianni, along with Joeâ€™s brother Louis, opened Sirianni Brothers Jewelers.
Richard P. "Rich" Bartels, 76, of 614 North Fraley St., Kane, formerly of School Street in East Kane, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 10, 1937 in Dravosburg, he was the son of Paul A. and Bernice M. Forsythe Bartels. On March 18, 1960 in Fort Payne, Ala., he married Jean A. Lamb, who survives.
Rich was a road supervisor for Hamilton Township for several years, and later was, among other things, a mechanic for Wetmore Township for 14 years, both near Kane.
The borough of Kane is moving into the technology age.
The Kane Borough Council voted 7-0 Monday to spend up to $500 to create a website on the internet.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, John Gentilman, Gary Schul and Tom Kase to approve the project.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ For more than a decade, plans have been discussed for a public sewer project for the Lantz Corners area.
Work finally began last year and now this long-anticipated project is virtually complete.
Dan Slagle, a Pittsburgh area engineer who designed the project, said Monday that the project is at "substantial completion."
He reported on the project at a meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors-- Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund.
LUDLOW â€“ Hamilton Township residents might have more reliable cell phone service soon, according to a township official. Supervisor Becky Davidson, who also serves as the townshipâ€™s secretary/treasurer, reported during a brief monthly meeting Monday morning that an assessment permit was issued to build a Verizon cell phone tower on Gibbs Hill.
Supervisor Nora Yasurek conducted the very brief meeting due to the absence of Chairman Brian Bastow. Those in attendance heard that the townshipâ€™s road crew had spent much of July brush hogging the areas adjacent to the townshipâ€™s roads.