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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Galeton Development Meeting

The Galeton Development Corporation held the monthly meeting at the Brick House on Thursday, February 20th.

Secretary Treasurer, Paul Pritchard reported that a reminder mailing will go out to those members who have not paid their 2014 membership dues.

B.J. Lowther, Cole Memorials Hospital reported for the Galeton Health Center. He said that there will be a free flu shot clinic at the health center on March 7. No appointments are necessary, just walk in at you convenience. There will be a screening clinic held at the health center to screen for cardio health on May 2. The annual Cole/Rotary blood screening will be held on March 22 at the First Presbyterian Church.

B.J. reported that much work is being done to recruit additional medical personnel and that effort is going well. In the meantime the center is staffed and very busy providing health care services for Galeton.

Andrew Lychalk reported for the Chamber of Commerce . He said the plans for the annual 4th of July parade are progressing well. Two well known bands have already indicated they will be here. Blue Ridge Cable may film the entire parade. The Galeton 4th parade and fireworks are becoming well know throughout the state. The annual chamber dinner will be held on March 23rd at the Pine Creek Inn with Wanda Shirk as the speaker.

John Ziegler, Rotary Club Secretary reported that the club has had many interesting programs this past month. Plans for the Woodsmen's Show are going well and a new web site for the annual event will soon be up and running.

Mike Plummer reported for the Galeton Borough Authority and Council. Mike is now the authority solicitor. Several issues are being handled including hardware problems at the Wetmore reservoir. Also, the council and authority are addressing the substantial problems regarding delinquent sewer bills on uninhabited properties.

Dr. Brenda Freeman, Galeton School Superintendent gave an excellent report on the school programs and activities. One major effort will be to work on programs to inform students about vocational opportunities that would teach them skills they could use here in Galeton and allow them to stay in the area. The energy saving committee is working hard to make the school more energy efficient. This has been put out to bid. The GHS boys basketball team has made it to the district playoffs. This game will be held in Galeton on February 21st. Everything seems to be going very well at the Galeton Area School.

There was no report from the County Commissioners or the PA. Rouite 6 Association. Hopefully next month we will hear from these very important organizations.

Henry Lush reported that the Gale Foundation will once again provide scholarships for the graduates of the class of 2014. The deadline for applying is April 15th. Information and requirements for these scholarships may be found at the school office. Last year the Foundation awarded $25,000. in scholarships.

The Welcome To Galeton signs on Route 6 will be repaired as soon as weather permits

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