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Wayne Independent (Newspaper) - April 5, 2006, Honesdale, Pennsylvania September 2001 Advertising 2533055 Classifieds 2536666 Wayne Countys Only Daily Newspaper News Desk 2533055 Circulation 2533055 Volume Number 64 April 2006 50 cents Newsstand Established 1878 Proposed At Route By PETER BECKER Managing Editor TEXAS is designing a change to the intersection with Route 652 and US Route 6 at Indian which calls for a traf fic signal at the busy Texas Supervisors were notified by Monday night that a maintenance agreement for the signal will be Secretary John Haggarty said that the project may go to bid next spring 2007 but related it would likely bev The project is part of the planned widen ing of the Route 6 corridor in Indian Whether the Township would need the agreement to maintain the signal is also pending the possibility of a commercial developer that may make use of the and be required to have a traf fic Haggarty Cleanup progress Code Enforcement Officer Wayne Barley has been pursu ing violations of the Township including the accumulation of unsightly rub He reported progress in that the property owner on Charles White Mills has removed trash that had been in view for several Trash also has been removed across the street on Ash He is still awaiting reply to his letter of notice given to a property owner on Evergreen Street in the sams whose garbage still has not been A property owner on Smjth Lane in Seelyville has received a demolition permit to take down a where Earley had placed a condemned Cherry Ridge Sewer Brenda Porreca of upper Terrace Street came with questions about Cherry Ridge Sewer saying her house is one that was loaned to enable the Authority to acquire the loan in She asked since her sep tic system could she be removed from the Cherry Ridge She also questioned why her neighbors pay less sewer fees than she Chairman Jack McDonald referred her to the Cherry Ridge Sewer Authority which will next meet on the morning of April 22 at the for mer Cherry Ridge Grange Hall on Carol whose Lake home is on Cherry Ridges sewer said she refuses to take her questions to the Cherry Ridge Sewer Authority not ing her elected Texas officials by contract are supposed to have available the same infor She noted that she has yet to receive any official notice from Cherry Ridge Sewer about the a quarter rate which Texas liaison to the Cherry Ridge Sewer Dan related would be effective in McDonald said that the list of questions for the Cherry Ridge Sewer discussed at the last Texas would be delivered by Guinther at the April 22nd Authority Santos asked if anyone was aware that they would always be 12 months behind in know ing the financial status of the since the 1995 con tract only requires an annual report given to the Texas Since Santos and oth ers have been pressing Texas for information from Cherry they now have a liaison bringing back monthly Authority meeting Santos said she did not want to see the progress that has been to slip She added that before she started pushing the the Texas Supervisors had less information than she did on the Mall lights Also discussed Mark Realty has adjusted the parking lot lights at the Route 6 Plaza to cut down the Electrical issues inside the Plaza also have been A malfunctioning fire hydrant by Weis Market has been A conditional use hearing for Adams Outdoor Advertising has been set for 7 May just before the Supervisors regular Adams is planning to put up a billboard near Case Tire Service Grandview A subdivision for Debra Stichling on White Mills Road was The state Liquid Fuels tax used for road maintenance has The total is Township supervisors are now required to take National Incident Management System NIMS in order to be able to apply in the future for federal disaster The Wayne County Association of Township Officials want to arrange a training session in Wayne which must be taken by October Glen Warring asked for an investigation into allegedly junk cars on Beech Grove Wilsa who inherit ed her fathers house oh Shady raised questions about storm water runoff from a cul vert under 191 and a property behind Roche Supply McDonald said he would ask Robert Wayne Conservation District admin The Texas Supervisors meet on the first and third Monday at at the Township facility on Old Willow Contributed TAFFYS CROWNING EVENT Two students from Wayne Highlands School District were chosen as king and queen at the fourth annual semiformal sponsored by the Take Action For Tobacco Free Youth TAFTY during From left are the Robert and the Local Youth Celebrate Being Tobacco Free HONESDALE March teens and Wayne School In from Wayne Western Districts Taxing Wind Not The Wind Farm Property By DIANE BOOTHE Independent Staff Writer WAYNE Energy is seeking a change in the way their wind farms are by taxing the energy pro rather than the A letter discussing this pro posal was read by Canton Township Ray Vogt during the Wayne County Commissioners meeting held 2006said to be from State Jerry Birmelin in reply to an inquiry from Western Wayne School District Superintendent Andy It states that a lobbyist for FPL Energy indicated through a conversation with Birmelin were seeking compromise legislative response to the taxing of wind generated power that rather than be a property be a tax that would assess on the value of the energy created by the of the letter were for warded to the Wayne County Western Wayne and Forest City school Clinton and Canaan Township Vogt requested of the commissioners that they send OB letters to the appropriate state informing them of the commission on this He referred back to HB Alternative En e r g y Act which authorizes investment tax credits for qualified alternative energy enterprises according to the Other incentives already in are the Federal tax credit of two cents for every kilo watt produced and Governor Rendells decree in that all PA electrical utility companies must purchase 20 of their power from renewable wind tur bine The other side of this would allow those same util ity companies to pass this costs on to their customers that would show as an 8 increase on their electrical Vogt felt these tax tives should be enough to satisfy the wallets of FPL with out further attempting to forgo the companys obligation to pay local Since FPL Energy has appealed their local FPL Energy has been mentioned as a subsidiary of FPL and affiliate of Florida Power and Light According to the FPL web what was described as two of the most successful energy companies FPL Group Constellation Energy in had agreed to merge The transaction will create a company with a market capitalization of approximately billion based on current market combined annu al revenues of and billion in total The combined company will be named Constellation Group has ed total shareholder returns of 77 percent yearend and Energy has provided total of more percent over the same The rest of the meeting will follow in the next edition of The Wayne joined together to celebrate Take Action For Tobacco Free Youth fourth annual youth celebra For the second year the SemiFormal was held at Erhardts Waterfront This year the celebration held a Winter titled Freeze Out Big Approximately 135 students from all three school dis and 25 chaperones dined on a wonderful dinner provided by After dinner there was plenty of dancing provided by Nicky and throughout the night tobacco facts were read by to remind students of the work that they are doing in the com munity to raise awareness on tobacco and tobacco smoke During the evening a king and queen where chosen through a random this year both students were from Wayne Highlands School Grady was chosen as the queen and Robert Skotch was chosen as the This year many local businesses donated gifts to be given as door would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of them for their gen erous contribution Apple Day Best Cinema Daves Super Gravity Ice Gravity Hair The Gravity Inn Wai Police Seek info On Theft From Car HONESDALE On March 18 year old Richelle Hessling of a theft from her Stolen was a gray colored speaker and two 12 inch The speakers are black with the letters MTX written in Red and White The items were last seen in the trunk of her car on March Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the Honesdale Police at 570 On March at approx 8 a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation resulted in the arrest of two individuals for DUI and underage Chad of Honesdale was arrested for Driving under the influence of and a 17 year old passenger in the vehicle was cited for underage Charges are pending the results of Brussells blood Honesdale Borough Police Five plastic bags of household garbage were deposited on the lawn of Gouldsboro Dina K Leslie between the hours of 8 on March Anyone having informa tion is asked to call the State Honesdale bar at Incident Afghan Vet Gets Bronze Star By THOMAS RENN Special to The Wayne Independent AFGHANISTAN A Hawley native was recently awarded the Bronze Star for his actions in combat operations in 1st Class Christopher Bartleson was recently awarded the medal while serving as Platoon Sergeant and acting Platoon Leader for Second Alpha 2nd 504th Parachute Infantry Bartleson is the son of Stan and Pat Bartleson of According to the citation for the Bartleson was serving in sup port of Operation Enduring Freedom VI beginning April Shortly after arriving in the his company was assigned to a combat mission with another His uncompromising standards and focus were key elements in the platoons exe cution of a raid in search of a high value target at an enemy During another operation 1st Class Bartleson assumed the role of Platoon Deader absence of their platoon Under his leader the platoon established the perimeter of several villages while Afghanistan National Army soldiers searched enemy He later led his platoon in the search of several compounds and personally questioned suspected enemy personnel and pin pointed compounds to In another Bartleson was acting as platoon leader when his pla toon was given the mission to provide overall security for two districts during the National Assembly and Provincial The citation states the people of those districts were able to vote without In another his platoon was assigned to conduct a combat operation with the 2nd 3rd Marines near in the very dangerous During the platoon came under fire with small arms and rocket propelled grenades while moving from one posi tion to According to the Without hesitation or 1st Class Bartleson immediately returned fire and pinpointed enemy forces for the machine gun to With 1st Class decisive action and decision 2nd Platoon received no casualties and killed or wounded two to five tion The citation concludes by 1st was one of the reasons his company performed sue during combat operations in Bartleson was also selected to help train 33 Afghanistan Non Commissioned Officers to become bet ter leaders for their It was a duty he also performed during his first tour in Bartleson is a Area High School He is an Airborne Ranger has served in the Gulf Saudi Arabia 2 Panama two tours in Afghanistan and with the 82nd Airborne for five He has been reassigned to Camp Merrill in Georgia as a Ranger His daughter is Amanda Leshko of Other family members a brother and Steve and a sister and broth Michelle and and a niece Callie all of
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