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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Potter County Website Keeps Residents Up To Date

Potter County Today
Keeps Residents Informed


Potter County Today, a website designed by the Potter County Commissioners, has been a wonderful source of news for county news and events, election results, and a large assortment of information that residents of Potter County need to know.


Commissioner Paul Heimel, usually posts several articles each week. Newspapers, internet news sites, and radio stations are encouraged to use the materials that Paul writes in their publications and broadcasts.

Solomon's words has passed on these posts from our Potter County Commissioners in our North Central PA news. We recently designed a logo to post with these news items to designate the source of this news. You can click on the logo with photos of our County Commissioners to be taken to their website to read other articles.

Below are some current articles from POTTER COUNTY TODAY:

County’s Source Water Protection Program Moves Forward

watershedprotect1Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover are moving forward with a Source Water Protection Program, involving state and local partners working with the county. Goal is to form a coalition to protect public water sources across Potter County from potential degradation from natural gas well drilling or other disturbances.

An organizational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, at 9 am. Representatives from each of the identified community water systems in Potter County are being invited.

Mark Stephens, a geologist from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) will share information on partnerships local governments can form with DEP for fully funded source water protection programs. Other presenters will be Jim Clark, an educator and water specialist with Penn State Cooperative Extension, and representatives of the Potter County Planning Department.

On a related note, the Commissioners and Planning Department have created a Municipal Checklist For Natural Gas Drilling Activity that assists townships and boroughs in preparing for gas drilling and related activities. To obtain a copy of the detailed checklist, call 274-8254.

LIHEAP Program Deadline Extended To April 15

liheapPennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will continue to accept applications for cash grants through Friday, April 15. The program helps qualifying people to pay their heating bills. Grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region.

To qualify for a cash grant, annual income limits are: one-person household, $17,328; two-person, $23,312; three-person, $29,296; four-person, $35,280. Those interested in applying for LIHEAP should contact the county assistance office to make an appointment. Telephone number is 274-4900 in Potter County. The following information will be required: names, dates of birth and social security numbers of all household members; proof of all income in the household; a copy of a recent heating bill. More information on LIHEAP is available at a toll-free phone number, 1-866-857-7095.

Pesticide Disposal Program Opens In Potter County

pesticideAgricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in Potter County can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely this year through a State Agriculture Department program. Since 1993, the program has helped the state’s agriculture industry and homeowners dispose of nearly two million pounds of pesticides. Each year, many pesticide products are discontinued or phased out, leaving growers, commercial establishments and applicators with quantities of potentially dangerous and toxic materials that cannot be placed in landfills. The unwanted pesticides often become a safety hazard and an environmental concern.

Licensed pesticide applicators in agribusinesses and commercial enterprises are eligible to participate by completing a registration form that will be direct-mailed. An independent contractor will collect and package all waste pesticides primarily for incineration. For more information, call 1-800-346-4242.

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