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   Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 2003, Tyrone, Pennsylvania                                The Best in Local News Sports The Daily Heralc Serving Warriors Bald Eagle and all of Northern Blair County since 1866 Amis Township sets March 20 for public input on 2003 CBDG funds Asking for answers Northern Blair Regional Sewer Authority Leo Matuszewski hands a document to Tyrone Mayor Pat Stoner during last nights borough council The Authority is asking for a cost breakdown on administrative The Daily Harlow Northern Blair Sewer Authority asks Tyrone to explain administrative charge By JOHN HARLOW Daily Herald Editor In a meeting that lasted just over 30 the Tyrone Borough Council took action on just two mat The first item on the agenda is Ordinance said Tyrone Bor ough Solicitor Larry This is an ordinance of the Borough of Tyrone that repeals Ordinance 1053 inacted on August The fol lowing ordinance designated Phyllis who is the director of administration the Borough of Tyrone Jhe chief administrative officer for the boroughs Uniform Employees and NonUniformed Employees Pension was a position that Al Drayovitch It is an administrative We need it to have certain docu ments signed on behalf of the pen sion With Phyllis in the posi tion she is as director of adminis she is in position to take on these The mayor She has been involved in these Clapper She has a very good working knowledge of these The mayor asked if the procedure was to repeal 1053 before enacting LARRY CLAPPER and Clapper told the council that enacting Ordinance 1196 would automatically repeal Council Vice President Bill Latchford made the Jennifer Bryan and the motion passed Clapper moved the discussion to the fire service agreement between the Borough of Tyrone and the Township of This agreement has been in the works for a couple said Weve been going back and forth in regards to some of the I have recently spoke with the solicitor for Snyder Township Allen We agreed on language to include in the fire serv ices agreement with regard to release Snyder Township would release us from any lawsuits that Snyder would have control We worked out the language and he agreed and said he would bring it up as a special session of the Township Supervisors oh Wednes After the discussion coun cil member Jim Beckwith made the motion to join into the fire service agreement with Snyder Township pending approval by the Snyder Township Board of The motion was seconded by Bill Latchford andpassed During the public comment por tion of the Charlie the chairman of the Northern Blair Regional Sewer Authority asked council for confirmation on why it hasnt been getting cooperation from Tyrone Borough on something we Our Leo Continued On Page 10 Barry Wright files petition Resigns position as Blair County Assistant Treasurer From Daily Herald Staff Reports Republican Commissoner con tender Barry Wright made his can didacy official yesterday by filing election petitions with more than names to the Blair County Board of Elections a day ahead of The deadline for filing petitions for the May 20 ballot is Wright has also announced that he will resign his job as Blair County Deputy effective the end of the week in order to devote his energy to the I am grateful that Fred Fore man gave me the opportunity to serve the public as Deputy Treasur said who has held the post for a year and a I dont think it would be fair to the taxpay nor if I campaigned while holding the Its a fulltime just as the Commissioners post I will give that job all my energy as To get your name on the ballot for Blair County the candidate must botain at least 100 Ive had very encouraging sup port and feedback from Blair Coun ty residents who want a fulltime commissioner who is accessible to said In obtaining nearly 20times the number of sig Petition filed Director of Blair County Elections Shirley accept the petitions filed by Barry The Altoona School Board president is running for Blair County Courtesy photo natures needed for a legal I feel the public wants a commis sioner who has never voted for a tax increase despite 10 years of public The most common reaction I got from our neighbors is how much we pay our who basically work parttime at the said If Im not awat at a Ill be at my desk as commissioner every just like most people And I will turn back the annual pay raises the commissioners have voted This is a time when so many are doing without and I think we should lead by By KERRY WEBSTER Daily Herald Staff Writer Like all correctly functioning local the Antis Township Board of Supervisors want the public to give their input concerning state grant On March 20 at 4 the supervisors have sched uled a public forum to hear township residents opinion on four projects the municipality chose to spend in stategranted Community Development Block Grant At Thursdays regular meeting of the board of super the townships leaders agreed on four projects that will be funded through the 2003 These include the Antis Township Scholarship upgrades to the kitchen area of the ARC of Blair Coun ty Becky Sheetz the Interstate 99 Enterprise Zone for job creation and the extension of municipal water service to the Miller Trailer Court along Cemetery The largest of the projects is the extension of the municipal water lines to the 40 mobile homes in the Miller Trailer located across from the high Cost for the project is estimated at more than They do not have public said Linda Kim township They have a well that is serv icing all 40 the residents are being charges metered rates and the township have received numerous com plaints from the residents who live there concerning the bad quality of water and low The township conducted a survey of the residents to learn the income Because more than 50 percent of those residents were of low or moderate the state allows CDBG funding to be used to furnish this type of It will be serviced by Bellwood Kimmen said the project will take about two years to complete and early estimates show a cost of more than About will be used this year and the rest will be paid out of the 2004 Thats to completely put the lines in there and replace whats there and hook people she Its a really good Continued On Page 2 Preparing to celebrate Two members of the organizing committee are preparing for the Celebration of Tyrone that will take place tomorrow at the Citizens Social The event is sponsored by the Tyrone Community The Daily Werner Celebration of Tyrone heritage unveils tomorrow with an Irish Stew celebration By KERRY WEBSTER Daily Herald Staff Writer The very first thing visitors entering Tyrone from Interstate 99 see is the welcome This green complete with a lets vis itors know that Tyrone was once settled by Irish immi grants many years To celebrate this the Tyrone Community Partnership is holding a Patricks Day Irish Stew celebration tomorrow beginning at at the Citizens Social Hall on West Tenth Tyrone is such a great place to live and the people are said Alice an organizer of the Irish Stew Everyones been hibernating and this is going to be a good time to get people out of their homes and allow them to celebrate the community in which they According to the social hall will be decked out in Paddys Day including sham rock gold coins and the vibrant colors of the Irish A full menu of Irish fare is scheduled to be served throne and includes Shamrock OLearys Jello Blarney Celtic cookies and Paddy The Frozen Cow will provide Galway Gelato and Irish Eyes Coffee will be supplied by The servers for the evening will be provided by the local Key Norman Huff and Revel the Australian Irish will provide the Tickets for the event are each and can be acquired at Alices the Chamber of Commerce Joy the borough building and Open Door Children aged three and under can eat free of Were going to probably be lucky to break even with said Its not a moneymaking Its to get the public involved with the great heritage of Any money that is Mulhol lan said will be used for seed money for an event next But those who are not of Irish descent are also invit ed to the Continued On Page 2 Your Local Weather Lows in the lower Southwest winds around 10 cloudy and mild with a chance of a few rain Highs near West winds 10 to 15 Chance of rain 30 Wednesday Lows in the mid wet at times with Daytime temperatures steady in the mid Chance of precipitation 80 Thursday A chance of light snow or flurries Lows in the upper Chance of pre cipitation 30 cloudy and Highs in the lower cloudy and Lows in the mid 20s and highs in the upper A chance of showers during the Lows in the mid 30s and highs in the mid cloudy with a chance of Lows in the upper 30s and highs in the upper Inside The Herald Sports Good Afternoon Good and thanks for reading The Daily Its another beautiful day here in Northern Blair There is a special meeting of the Snyder Township Board of Supervisors The meeting will deal with the Fire Service JPH In Sports Flyers get See Page 4   

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