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CenCam reminds parents to not park in fire lane Vol. 162 No. 20

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Since 1853

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(814) 472-4110

VFW After Christmas Party for kids

32 Pages

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

Before the regular monthly meeting of the Central Cambria School Board of Directors each month, president R. Scott Magley asks for committee reports. This gives the board members an opportunity to discuss any items before voting actually occurs. Although Property and Building Committee chairman Don Cessna had nothing to bring up during the committee meeting, Dennis Simmers did want to acknowledge something he noticed recently. At the middle school, a cul-de-sac area was built with the intention of being a drop-off and pick-up area for parents, it also serves as an access for emergency vehicles in case an accident takes place during school hours or after-school activities. “Just human behavior, we’re starting to slight a little bit with the parking in that area,” said Simmers.

Winter Crigger and Abigail Stewart. Photo by Megan Riner.

Michele and Lauren Rice. Photo by Megan Riner.

Sidney and Brandon Prazinko. Photo by Megan Riner.

Eugene D. Hoffman Jr. and Jade Hoffman. Photo by Megan Riner.

Cambria Township reorganizes


By Calem Illig

for Mainline Newspapers

At the Cambria Township supervisors reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Tim Bracken was appointed to continue his term as chairman of the board for the year 2017. Also appointed to the board were Jim Melnyk, serving as vicechairman, and Susan Mazenko as secretary and treasurer. Melnyk will also serve as the temporary chairman, and Gary Costlow will serve as the solicitor for the year. Following under federal guidelines, the mileage rate for the year 2017 was set to 53.5 cents per mile. Under Resolution No. 2017-1, AmeriServ Financial, First National Bank, and S&T Bank were named as depositories. Tim Bracken, Jim Melnyk, Robert Shook, and Susan Mazenko will serve as approved signers. Tim Washko was appointed to the township’s vacancy board, Fred Sauger was appointed to the planning commission board until SEE TOWNSHIP, PAGE 6A

Carrolltown Boro works toward snow ordinance By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

At its regular January meeting, Carrolltown Borough council readdressed the out-of-date snow ordinance that has become more of an issue in recent years. The ordinance is not specific enough nor harsh enough to actually be enforced as it is now. Borough manager Lonnie Batdorf encouraged the council to closely read the

proposed ordinance drawn up by the borough’s solicitor so they could make the additions or changes the council desires. Council president Marty Passarella said he felt they should reduce the amount of time that residents have to move their vehicle after a storm so the plows can get to the snow before it packs. The rest of council expressed their feelings that having 24 hours to move a car was appropriate in case residents have jobs at odd hours.

Council member Mike Platt also said they should add a provision in the sidewalk part about businesses so a fine can be enforced if they are not appropriately caring for the sidewalks. Batdorf said that is why it is so important to have this ordinance in place, so these issues can be addressed. Council is planning a workshop this month to talk about the ordinance in depth and they hope to pass it at next month’s meeting. SEE ORDINANCE, PAGE 3A

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