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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Commissioner Susan Kefover Updates Galeton Development Members On County Activities

Commissioner Susan Kefover Updates Galeton Development Members

By Henry Lush
The Galeton Development Corp. met for the monthly meeting on August 21 at the Brick House Deli with president Joe Pagano presiding. There were 11 members present.

Community reports were made by various organizations. John Ziegler reported on Rotary club meetings including an update on the annual Woodsmen's Show. The show was a successful fund raiser for the club and the overall local economy considering the thousands of visitors brought here to see the show.

County Commissioner, Susan Kefover gave a complete update on many county activities:

*The community development meeting with the mayor of Williamsport was a success and very informative. 

 *Royal Dutch Shell and Ultra Petroleum have announced a series of shale gas deals bringing drilling rights on 155,000 acres in Potter and Tioga counties including active wells.flowing about 100 million cubic feet of gas daily and the ability to drill far more. Our two counties are very well positioned for Shell to now drill down deeper in to the Utica formations. This link up between the two companies has the potential for major economic activity for Potter and Tioga counties. 

*Susan also reported that the county will be looking in to leasing the former Northern Tier Childrens Home to be used to house female county inmates. This would be a cost effect measure for the county.

School Board member Rick Younkin gave the school board report.

The Ole Bull Foundation will once again hold the annual music festival at the Galeton school in October. This has been held here for 62 years The foundation hopes the community will continue to support this annual event. More information will be made available next month.

New owners of the Plaza Cafe starting September 1 will be Rick and Amy Smith.

Joe Pagano reported that work is progressing well on the "Welcome To Galeton" signs. Also, Indigo Wireless has washed their windows and cleaned up around their Main St. office. This helps the appearance to the street.

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