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Friday, April 19, 2013

Galeton Development Corporation

Galeton Development Corporation

The monthly meeting of the Galeton Development Corp. Was held Thursday April 18 at the Brick House. At these meetings Galeton Development Corp. Receive monthly reports from all organizations that play an important part in the life of the community. The makeup of the corporation meetings are individuals and businesses who are interested in the well being of Galeton.

Galeton Health Center manager, "B.J." gave a complete report on the Heath Center. Dr. Callahan will be retiring June 14 after 38 years of devoted service to the community. Cole Memorial is interviewing physicians to replace Dr. Callahan. This is a difficult undertaking, but work on this activity is progressing. There will be a smooth transition at the health center and the center will continue to be open five days a week serving the community with good quality health care.

Andrew Lychalk reported on the chamber of commerce activities. The annual 4th of July parade will feature two bands. One will be a popular bagpipe band and will be paid for by a raffle.

John Ziegler reported that the Rotary club made a park donation of $2,500. This was presented to the Development corporation.

Mike Plummer attended the Borough Authority and Council meetings and reported that a Penn Vest loan of $1.4 million is being considered for the water and sewer projects.

County Commissioner, Susan Kefover gave a report on the many activities being carried on by the county commissioners. Ju\ly 20th there will be a recognition ceremony in Coudersport honoring Korean War veterans.

Superintendent Dave Wishard gave an update of activities at GHS. Last night's open house was very well attended and was a complete success. GHS is ranked #2 out of 3,000 schools dealing with low socio/economic students and GHS received a bronze medal rating by US News and World report on test scores. Excellent ratings for our school. The school is pursuing a plan to upgrade the heating system which will be an energy saver and save substantial cash as well. There was considerable discussion about the proposed tennis courts and new sign . There will be a public review of these projects on May 1 and May 3.

It was announced that the community building has been sold to the Baptist Church in Sunderlinville. They propose using it for many community and church activities.

It was announced that the Gale Foundation is awarding full four college scholarships to all eligible members of the graduating GHS senior class'
There will be a ground breaking ceremony at the Pa. Lumberman's museum at 10AM on Monday April 29. All are invited and encouraged to attend . This is a $5.2 million improvement project for this valuable asset to our area.

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