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Munster Twp. passes resolution on conduct during public meetings newspapers

Vol. 116 No. 3

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By Rachel Vasilko

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During the reorganization meeting on Jan. 6, the Munster Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution outlining acceptable conduct of citizens during public meetings. No similar policy has ever been adopted in the township in the past. The resolution was presented to the board by solicitor Dan Stants. Resolution 01-06-14 states, “The following procedures exist to provide maximum opportunity for public access to meetings and/or hearings of the Board of Supervisors and to ensure as little disruption as possible to the proceedings.”

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The Lilly American Legion Francis L. McCool Post 628 recently donated $100 to the struggling American Legion Post 73 in Enterprise, Alabama. The money was used to replace the torn post flag with a brand new one. Elaine Roberts, who is originally from Lilly and graduated from Penn Cambria High School in 1970, said that recently she became a member of the American Legion near her home in Enterprise, Alabama. She noticed that the post was falling apart and was in need of some help. “All of the World War II veterans were aging out,” Roberts said. As post adjutant, Roberts said

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she wrote a letter to the Lilly American Legion, where her husband Max has been a member since 1991, asking for help. Roberts said she and Max have been active in the Lilly Legion for a long time. She met her husband while both were serving in the army, and they married and settled in Enterprise, Alabama. However, she said they spend their summers in her hometown. From June until August each year, she and Max stay at the Woodland RV park in Ebensburg, where they can be close to family. Roberts said that Max is a lifetime member of the Lilly Legion and has been doing veterans service work every summer. As a disabled American veteran service officer, Max assists veterans in

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Comcast presented a check for $400 to the Dorothy Day Center at Saint Francis University in Loretto as part of the annual holiday food drive organized by state representatives Frank Burns and Gary Haluska at the end of last year. The check was presented to Br. Martin Zatsick (second from left), director of the DDC, by Comcast director of government and regulatory affairs Mark Depretis (second from right). Also present were Burns (left) and Saint Francis University president Fr. Gabriel Zeis (right). Photo by Rachel Vasilko.

Washington Twp. elects officers, approves appointments for 2014 By Rachel Vasilko

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The Washington Township Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Jan. 6, to reorganize for the year 2014. During the meeting, the supervisors elected officers, approved appointments and adopted resolutions. A motion was made by supervisor Jaime Hartline and seconded by supervisor Scott Guzic to elect Ray Guzic to the position of chairman of the board for 2014. He was also elected to serve as

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The Lilly Decorating Committee is holding Lilly’s Collectible Ornament Clearance Sale on all old Christmas ornaments. The cost for ornaments is $4 each or 10 ornaments for $30. “They would be nice for people who live in Lilly or who have connections to Lilly,” said Nadine Rogers of the Lilly Decorating Committee. “There are some nice pictures and we want to have people enjoy them rather than have them sit in boxes in our storage.” The collectible ornaments feature scenes from the town of Lilly, including the “Welcome to Lilly Sign” on the 2002 ornament and the “Summer Fun” carnival scene on the 2009 ornament. Other

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The new policy prohibits loud outbursts, rudeness, profanity or other disruptive behavior. The chairman of the board, as the presiding official, will ask offenders to comply. If they refuse the request of the chairman, then they will be barred from the remainder of the meeting. The resolution also sets the time allocated for public comment at each meeting to five minutes per person, so as not to prevent the conduct of the meeting. The resolution was adopted and signed, and will now be in affect. In addition to the resolution, the supervisors also welcomed newly-

Lilly Legion donates to struggling Post in AL By Rachel Vasilko

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The 2002 “Welcome to Lilly” sign ornament is being sold for $4 by the Lilly Decorating Committee. Submitted photo.

scenes include a coal car, the Lilly Fire Department with fire trucks, the Lilly train station, the pedestrian bridge, the War Memorial Field, the Lilly EMS building, the Coal Miner Memorial and the Cambria Alliance Ambulance South Station. Rogers said that each ornament is either red or white, the colors of Lilly. According to Rogers, there are

limited numbers or ornaments and limited sets, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. She said that the only ornament already sold out is the 2003 edition featuring the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church clock tower. Rogers said that the Decorating Committee was not able to design and sell a new ornament for the year 2013, but would like to continue the tradition again in later years. The committee decided to hold the sale to clear out the ornaments and make room for new ones. The ornaments, which used to cost $8 each, are now being sold at cost. “It is a good price,” said Rogers. “We need to recoup some of the money so we can do it again in future years.” The ornaments are being sold at Gall’s Insurance 506 Main Street in Lilly. Those who wish to purchase an ornament or a set of ornaments, can stop in or call 814886-2961. For more information, or to see pictures of each of the available ornaments, go to the Community of Lilly Facebook page.

roadmaster for the year, and his expenses were approved at $500. Hartline was elected as vice chairman, and Pamela Flis was kept on as secretary, recording secretary, treasurer and right-toknow officer. Flis was also named the confidential contact with Berkheimer Tax Administrator. The supervisors also passed a motion to retain Thomas Swope of Neugebauer, Swope and Swope as township solicitor, and the EADS group as township engineer. In addition, the supervi-

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sors appointed Matthew Myers to the Vacancy Board, and William Claar Sr. as the Emergency Management Director. Ebensburg Insurance Agency was appointed as the township insurance carrier, and First National Bank of Lilly was approved as financial depository. The Mainliner, the TribuneDemocrat and the Altoona Mirror were approved for advertising by the township in the coming year. In addition, the supervisors

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Amber Adams, 10, of Gallitzin participated at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show for the first time this year. She competed in the Junior Meat Breeding Class with two of her does, taking second place in one class and eighth place in the other. Adams also won master showman in one of her classes. Here, Adams poses with her master showman plaque and her goat, Charlotte. Submitted photo.


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