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January 29, 2014

Out & About: January 2014

Filed under: COUNCIL MINUTES/REPORTS,LMB GOVERNMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 10:45 pm

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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January 8, 2010

Filed under: LMB GOVERNMENT,ROAD MANAGEMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 11:09 am

BOROUGH NEWS  1/8/10 (more…)

December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Filed under: LMB GOVERNMENT,ROAD MANAGEMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 11:41 am

Merry Christmas! May you have a safe and joyous holiday!

As winter storms approach, our snow-covered roads may become more hazardous. The barrel has been placed near the State Road entrance with anti-skid material in case you find the Walnut Rd. entrance slippery at any time this winter. Working together we can keep our roads safe.

The Laurel Mountain Borough reorganizational meeting (and the monthly meeting also) will be held at the Laughlintown Community Center on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Borough residents are welcome to speak in public comment periods at the beginning and end of the meeting.

The Borough Council will be made up of three re-elected members (Joseph Griffith, Jr., Dan O’Brien, and Mary Jane Snyder), a newly elected member (Thomas Adair), and holdover Monte Holland. The re-elected mayor is Phil Light. The borough secretary/treasurer is Taryn Ankney and the solicitor is Jeff Miller.

In succeeding months the Laurel Mountain Borough Council meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM. The meetings are in Laughlintown in February and March and will return to the shelter house in April.

December 18, 2007


Filed under: LMB GOVERNMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 3:36 am

The December meeting of the Laurel Mountain Borough council is scheduled for December 19, 7:30 p. m. at the Park building.

I know I placed this information in the OUT & ABOUT column, but it bears repeating since there will be time set apart for public discussion on the budget, and the new council members will be sworn in.

LMB council meets Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The new council members will be sworn in. All Boro residents are welcome to attend this or any other council meeting.

This will be a good meeting for boro residents to attend. I encourage those who are new to the community and those who have never attended a council meeting to attend.

November 3, 2007


Filed under: LMB GOVERNMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 3:49 am

(724) 238-7728

JOSEPH GRIFFITH, Borough Council Chair

MARY JANE SNYDER, Borough Council Vice-Chair
(724) 238-5860

DANEEN KINSEY, Borough Council (municipal services)

MONTE HOLLAND, Borough Council (municipal services)
(724) 238-3493

DAN O’BRIEN, Borough Council (municipal services)
(724) 238- 9248


SOLICITOR: Jeffrey Miller, Esq.


Borough Council meets at the Laurel Mountain Park, Inc. shelter house the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all residents. There is a public comment time before and after the meeting.

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