Sheffield Area News in Brief
Friday, Aug. 15 is Movie Night in Sheffield once again. The movie “Heaven is For Real” will be shown at dusk at Memorial Park. Popcorn, soda and water will be available for $1 each. All proceeds will go to benefit THE playground program. Bring your blankets and chairs or sit on the bleachers and enjoy a movie in the park.
The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Aug. 4 for the bi-monthly meeting.
They opened bids for the paving of Dunham Street, Willow Street, Tionesta Street, Cottage Avenue, Oak Street and Mead Street. Kingsview Paving of Jamestown, N.Y., will receive the bid in the amount of $109.816. The paving is to be done by Sept. 15.
Elizabeth Tipton from Young Lungs at Play spoke to the supervisors about making our parks tobacco free zones. This a self-enforcing policy and this standard would set the bar high in our community; 77.6 percent of all municipalities are supporting the parks to be smoke free. Tipton stated that she is a subcontractor from the Department of Health and has worked with the City of Warren, Borough of Tionesta, Youngsville Borough, Conewango Township and Pine Grove Township and has made all the parks in these areas “Tobacco Free Zones”. The supervisors unanimously passed Resolution No. 423 making Tionesta Park and Memorial Park Tobacco Free Zones in Sheffield Township.
Art Lane of the Music Boosters asked the supervisors for permission to hold a drum corp competition on the field next summer. This would be an excellent opportunity for the community and a fundraiser for the Music Boosters, if we are able to keep the gate receipts from this event. The supervisors have already made the decision to run the concession stand and maintain it and keep the proceeds from the concessions. If the Music Boosters would be allowed to keep the gate receipts the boosters are willing to pay a rental fee for the use of the complex. The supervisors will discuss this in an executive session prior to the next meeting and have an answer for Lane and the Music Boosters. Lane stated as soon as they have a decision he would like to know because this event would be listed on the DCI, Drum Corp International schedule; they set the dates and times of each of these events and they also take care of all the prizes for this event as well as lining up the corps to attend. Supervisor McMillen stated that they would hash this out and get back to him in two weeks.
The supervisors have agreed to contribute $500 to the reward money offered for the arrest of those responsible of the theft of veterans’ markers from cemeteries in Sheffield. To date, Chief Madigan stated there are no leads.
Secretary has spoken with the owners of First Mill Street property to be turned over for blight and she stated that they have been working on this property and have had the electric removed from the building and are beginning the removal of the part of the property that is falling down and will be in touch for an inspection by the supervisors.
The bill for annual clean-up day was $5,871.72 instead of $8,2532.32, it was discussed to perhaps not do this next year, but was not moved upon because we need to continue with spring clean-up, just use another company.
Supervisor Labesky is looking into taking a walking tour along the 2-mile creek from Schmader property to Center Street Bridge with the Warren County Conservation District to see what the township can do and what permit would be required for the opening up of the creek. The district technician, Greg Kolenda, has left this position and moved away so they are in the process of hiring a new district technician. They have put our request into the DEP for help. On Friday, Aug. 15 ecologist Andy Turner from Clarion University will be here to electro-shock the stream for the playground kids and the community.
The ad for the assistant roadmaster was approved and will be put in the local papers and interviewing will take place in September for October hiring and our current roadmaster will be retiring in January. This will give the new assistant roadmaster three months to work with him, which what was budgeted. Routine inspection of the Scuteri property was conducted on July 22 by Chris Myers and Ron Johnston. Significant progress has been made towards cleaning up the waste materials located behind the occupied mobile homes along Cottage Avenue. Although Scuteri has not adhered to the agreed-upon approved cleanup schedule, he has made a significant amount of progress towards complying with the 2009 consent decree since the prior inspection. To avoid the initiation of additional enforcement action special care should be taken to ensure the following: no new waste materials are brought onto the property, no waste materials are burned on the property, illegal dumping is discouraged by restricting access to the property and continuous clean up progress is made.
Route 666 Bridge over South Branch of Tionesta Creek began work today to rehabilitate the superstructure on the 117-foot-long bridge. The contractor of this project is Shingledeckers and the cost is $1,094,667.13 which is to be paid entirely with state funds made available by Act 89. A meeting will be set up with the township engineer in regards to his suggestions for help with the flooding problems on Horton Avenue for Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. The next meeting of the supervisors will be Monday, Aug.18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.
for Ray Nordin
There will be a benefit shoot for Ray Nordin on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarendon Kalbfus Club on Chapman Dam Road to help with medical expenses. Trap and sporting clay shoot, Chinese auction and food will be available.
Tax Collector Hours
Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, Sept. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 3 to 5 p.m.
Payments will be accepted only at the library hours during the hours listed above and only by the tax collector. Your cooperation and understanding is always appreciated. Any questions or concerns, contact Lorie Corbin, tax collector at 968-4448.
Another new addition to the 9th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival is the Amateur Wine Competition.
Allegheny Wine Cellars will be overseeing this event. Winemakers are to drop off one bottle per entry by Sept. 30 at 4772 Route 6, Allegheny Cellars Winery. Entry fee is $3 per entry.
The category being judged are Dry to Semi-dry Red, Dry to Semi-Dry White, Dry to Semi-Dry Blush, Semi-Sweet to Sweet White, Semi-Sweet to Sweet Red, Semi-Sweet to Sweet Blush or wine from fruit other than grapes.
Awards will be announced at the Johnny Appleseed Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. You need not be present to win and can pick up your prize anytime after Monday, Oct. 13.
Entry forms are available on the festival website at www.johnnyappleseedfest.net or by stopping at the Allegheny Cellars Winery or the Sheffield Township Office. The dates of the festival are Oct. 10-12.
The menu for the week will be: Monday, meatball subs, salad and Texas sheet cake for dessert. Thursday brings grilled ham and Cheese sandwich, tomato soup with pie. Friday, enjoy our ‘Buffet’ The feature will be chicken salad with many tempting entrees to choose from. We enjoy Kelly’s home made cooking and you can too, by calling 968-5667 for your 24-hour pre-reservation for lunch, $3 over 60 & $4 under.
The highlites for the week will be: Monday, if you have Medicare or insurance issues Barb and Karl will be here to answer questions with their expert insurance knowledge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We are looking for some ‘lucky’ people who would like a ride to the Seneca Alleghany Casino for the day, Tuesday 12, we leave Sheffield at 8:45 and Warren’s Shurfine Grocery at 9 a.m. The ride is $22. and the casino will give you $20 coin voucher and $5 in food. Call if you would like to go. You do not need to be a member to travel with us.
The Center has much to offer and we have some generous visitors like the ‘Tasmanian Devil’ drops off garden-grown vegetables for the sharing.
Get your muumuus and Hawaiian shirts ready for our Luau buffet on Thursday the 21, bring your favorite dish and have a good time with us. Lunch at noon and we provide the ham.
Looking ahead to 2015: April 25-MAay 3 Miami and Key West, Fla. This will be the time to ‘Spring forward’ to the south $729.
June 19-23 The ‘Big Apple’ NYC where we will visit the 911 Memorial and the 911 Museum and so much more $599.
Pack 36 Car Wash
Sheffield Pack 36 car wash: Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sheffield Township Garage. Come get your car washed and donate to a great cause.
Aug.15: Movie Night at Memorial Park “Heaven is For Real”
Aug. 17-23: SVFD Fireman’s Festival
Aug. 24: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
Barnes Community Picnic at 1 p.m. at the Sheffield Lions Club
Aug. 30: SAMSHS Wolverine Football Season first home game against Ridgway at 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 3: First Day of School for Warren County School District
Sept. 14: Ray Nordin Benefit Shoot, Kalbfus Club, Clarendon, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sept. 20-21: Fire Police hosting meeting
Sept. 21: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
Oct. 10-12: Johnny Appleseed Festival
Nov. 1: Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Bloodscreening