TREMONT - It's only been three months since the Tremont borough Code Enforcement Officer was re-appointed to his volunteer position for the second time and already, former councilman Jerry Fasnacht is again in 'hot water' with some residents.
Claiming Fasnacht is unfair in carrying out his duties, one of the borough's younger residents, Tanya Barr, submitted a petition requesting his removal and 'a fairer one put in his place'. "He's unfair, unjust, and unprofessional," said Barr.
In honor of Veterans' Day, several area school districts organized special programs to recognize those who served our nation.
At Tri-Valley High School, nearly 40 local veterans were treated to a luncheon prepared specifically for them. The luncheon preceded a student assembly, featuring keynote speaker, SSgt. Paul Wiecek, a U.S. Marine Corps recruiter.
At the assembly, it was also announced that Tri-Valley students would be involved in a unique effort benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
VALLEY VIEW - Hegins Township Supervisors learned via letter on October 27 that the township's grant request for Hegins Township Sewage planning has been denied by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
The supervisors said during a regular meeting last Monday that the letter informed them that competition for Sewage Facilities Program funds is very strong. Applications are evaluated on the following criteria: investment leveraging, project readiness, financial need and other factors. At the present time, the letter stated the authority does not have sufficient funds to assist all the worthwhile projects requesting grants.
SWEET ARROW LAKE - It was two years ago when a group of Pine Grove/Tremont area municipal officials who had formed a committee to address the flooding problems in the area hired Bill Reichert as its part-time Local Recovery Manager (LRM). Assisting Reichert has been Wayne Lehman, a Natural Resource Specialist with the Schuylkill County Conservation District.
A two-year agreement was made to pay the LRM who would lead the group in coordinating, assessing, developing, and implementing the recovery plans identified by the LRM and Lehman, as well as the Long Term Recovery Committee.
MILLERSBURG - The Millersburg Area School Board recognized several student atheletes and staff members, and also sought assistance in finding a replacement for Superintendent Sheree-Lee S. Knorr.
The Millersburg Golf Team was crowned the 2014 Tri-Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) Champions and Coach Joel Smith was named the 2014 TVAA Coach of the Year. The team members and coach were recognized during the board's Oct. 20 meeting.