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MAI NLI NE newspapers







Lilly Boro to advertise firearm ordinance Vol. 119 No. 23

USPS 326-480

Cresson, Pa.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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By Kristin Baudoux

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The Lilly Borough Council voted to advertise its ordinance pertaining to discharging firearms at its June 2 meeting. Borough solicitor Michael Emerick presented the council with a draft ordinance that would prohibit anyone from discharging a firearm within borough limits, with few exceptions. The council made some edits to the draft ordinance, and once the edits were agreed upon, the council gave Emerick the greenlight to advertise it. “I think we would just advertise it and move it next month,” council president Bill Patterson said. After the ordinance has been properly advertised and on display, the council members will vote on approving it at their meeting July 7. In other matters, the council discussed its need to update the borough’s website. Much of the information on the website is several years old. Borough secretary Claudine Falger said the borough had received a quote from someone to fix up the website, however, the quote was much higher than the borough can afford. The council members said they would look into people who can help the council update the website at a more reasonable price. In addition, Patterson said the borough is in the process of putting a SEE ORDINANCE, PAGE 2

High school graduation

Kayla Driskel, Braden Phister and Maddi Laret are ready for Penn Cambria’s graduation ceremony June 5 at St. Francis University. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

Gallitzin Township Supervisors talk timbering property

By Kristin Baudoux

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Big day

McKennah and Bryce Proudfit prepare to become Penn Cambria graduates before the ceremony June 5 at St. Francis University. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

Washington Township pursuing land grant

While the Gallitzin Township Supervisors held a brief meeting June 4, roadmaster Randy Slovikosky brought up a possible opportunity for the supervisors. Since the price of timber is up, Slovikosky suggested that the supervisors consider timbering 40 acres of township-owned land. He said he could bring a forester in to appraise the value of the trees at no cost for the township. “There’s no charge for that,” he said “They would come in and appraise it.” Slovikosky said it has been at least 15 years since the property was last timbered. The supervisors agreed to let Slovikosky have a forester appraise the trees on the township’s property. Slovikosky also updated the supervisors on some of the bonded roads. He said he met with representatives of First Energy, who had bonded Vampire

and Stevens roads. He said First Energy agreed to take care of all damages on the road with their bond money at no cost to the township. The supervisors also received a letter from the Ashville Volunteer Fire Company regarding the funds the township is to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. The fire company sent a letter asking the township to consider alotting some of the funds to the fire company to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. “The funding we receive from all the municipalities combined falls short of our annual operation costs, which has always been offset by fundraising,” the letter stated. Because the fire company was unable to hold its fundraisers due to COVID-19 mitigation restrictions, the fire company lost much of its extra funding. In addition, the company stated that one of its engines suffered a complete pump failure, which set the company back an additional $60,000 this past SEE TIMBERING, PAGE 2

By Kristin Baudoux

of Mainline Newspapers

The Washington Township Supervisors are continuing to make the area around the LillyWashington War Memorial Fields and the walking trail a hub for recreation for the community. At the supervisors’ June 2 meeting, chairman Jamie Hartline announced that they have submitted a grant to the Department of SEE GRANT, PAGE 2

Summer jubilee

John, Lacey, Jacob and Mark Wallace get the opportunity to meet Nadine the cow at Vale Wood Farms’ Summertime Jubilee June 6. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

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