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January 29, 2014

Out & About: January 2014

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January 6, 2014: Laurel Mountain Borough Council organizational meeting voted the following:

  • Joe Griffith, President
  • Monte W. Holland, Vice President

The following appointments were made:

  • Taryn Ankney:   secretary/treasurer
  • Gladys Light: vacancy board chair
  • Dan O’Brien was retained as emergency management coordinator
  • Paul A. Fry, Jr.: to represent LMB to the Westmoreland County Tax Collection Committee

Completing the Borough Council are

  • Mark Lynch
  • Sue Crouse

Sworn in to serve Laurel Mountain Borough were

  • Mark Lynch (elected)
  • Joe Griffith (reelected)
  • Geri Fleming (tax collector)

January 7: Before Tuesday morning was over, Laughlintown would realize its 15 minutes of fame when the National Weather Service proclaimed it the coldest spot in Southwestern Pennsylvania during a blast of frigid weather that sent temperatures across the nation plunging to levels not seen in two decades.

At its coldest, Laughlintown felt like minus-39 degrees with the wind chill, according to the weather service,…

Other places in Southwestern Pennsylvania were cold — wind chills hit minus-38 in Plum and minus-37 in Vandergrift, Monroeville and Perryopolis — but none were as frosty as Laughlintown, the sleepy, unincorporated village in Ligonier Township about 20 miles southeast of Greensburg and perched at the base of Laurel Mountain.

“It was so cold you felt like your eyeballs were going to freeze,” said Davis, a cashier at the (Pie Shoppe).

Read the Tribune Review article

Ice in Washington Furnace Run

Ice in Washington Furnace Run

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April 21, 2010

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: FEBRUARY 17, 2010

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held February 17, 2010

Present: Griffith, Adair, Holland, O’Brien, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: Snyder

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm with a quorum present. The minutes of the January 4, 2010 meeting were approved with corrections. The following reports were submitted to council. Treasurer’s Report:
Balance on hand January 1, 2010 3,724.78
January Receipts
31 Earned Income Tax 850.46
31 Per Capita Tax 86.5
936.96 936.96
4,661.74
January Disbursements
4 Leventry Haschak and Rodkey 275.00
4 Ligonier Borough – December 200.00
4 Allegheny Power 28.11
4 Berkey Excavating – snow plowing 280.00
4 Taryn Ankney 267.57
4 PAMS 18.76
4 Latrobe Bulletin 21.85
4 PA UC Fund 45.54
4 IRS 137.70
4 PA Dept of Revenue 27.63
1,302.16 -1,302.16
Balance on hand January 31, 2010 3,359.58
PLGIT Fund Balances (January 2010)
General Fund 38,874.74
Interest 3.42
balance 38,878.16
Sewage Fund 6,090.55
Interest 0.54
Balance 6,091.09
Waterline Fund 19,872.27
Interest 1.48
Balance 19,873.75
Legal Reserve Fund 4,259.94
Interest 0.37
Balance 4,260.31
Liquid Fuels Fund 13,209.91
Interest 1.16
Balance 13,211.07
Total on deposit PLGIT 82,314.38
The following were submitted for payment approval:  
Berkey Excavating 630.00  
Berkey Excavating 210.00  
Ligonier Borough – Police 250.00  
Allegheny Power 28.76  
PAMS – Commission 22.05  
Leventry, Haschak and Rodkey 275.00  
LMP Inc 750.00 Advance of 1st quarter rental  
Taryn Ankney – net 267.57  
WCBA Program Advertisement 45.00  
Total 2,478.38  
               

 

Mayor’s Report:

Mayor Light reported that the December 2009 police report shows there were 366 patrols, 29 incidents investigated, 26 emergency responses and three traffic stops for the year. Patrol time in 2009 totaled 55:32, total time on all items was 72:30.

Mayor Light noted that he did not declare the borough a disaster area during the recent heavy snows but municipalities in the county did declare a state of emergency.

Mayor Light suggested that council look into reflective markers for fire hydrants; with high snow volume it is difficult to locate hydrants.

Mayor Light also noted that council may want to investigate the possibility of signage to make all roads in the borough one way if (more…)

LMB REORGANIZATION MEETING: JANUARY 4, 2010

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Reorganization Meeting Held Monday, January 4, 2010

Present: Griffith, Snyder, Holland, O’Brien, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: Adair

The reorganization meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Mayor Philip Light. Mayor Light swore in reelected council members Snyder, Griffith & O’Brien. Newly elected council member Adair was unable to attend this meeting but will be sworn in prior to his first council meeting.

Mayor Light asked for nominations to the position of Council president. A motion to appoint Joseph Griffith to the position of council president was made by Ms. Snyder, seconded by Mr. O’Brien – carried. A motion to close nominations for this position was made by Mr. Holland, seconded by Ms. Snyder – carried. Mayor Light asked for nominations to the position of Council Vice President. A motion was made by Mr. Griffith, seconded by Mr. Holland to appoint Ms. Snyder to the Position of Vice President. There being no further nominations for this position a motion to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for the above was made by Mr. Griffith, seconded by Ms. Snyder, carried.

Mr. Griffith made discretionary appointments as follows.

Vacancy Board Chairman – Daneen Kinsey

Secretary/Treasurer – Taryn Ankney

February 19, 2010

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: DECEMBER 16, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held December 16, 2009

Present: Griffith, Kinsey, O’Brien, Holland, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: Snyder

The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm with a quorum present. (more…)

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: NOVEMBER 18, 2009

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Minutes to be posted at a later date.

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: OCTOBER 21, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held October 21, 2009

Present: Holland, O’Brien, Snyder, Griffith, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: Kinsey

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present. (more…)

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held September 16, 2009

Present: Griffith, Holland, Snyder, Kinsey, O’Brien, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present. (more…)

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: AUGUST 19, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held August 19, 2009

Present: Griffith, Snyder, Kinsey, Holland, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: O’Brien

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm with a quorum present. (more…)

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: JULY 15, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held July 15, 2009

Present: Griffith, Kinsey, Snyder, Mayor Light, Solicitor MIller

Absent: O’Brien, Holland

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm with a quorum present. (more…)

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: JUNE 17, 2009

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Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held June 17, 2009

Present: Griffith, Kinsey, Snyder, O’Brien, Holland, Mayor Light, Solicitor Miller

Absent: N/A 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present. (more…)

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