- Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:13
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(left to right): Doug Flemer, Chair of Bank of Lancaster’s Westmoreland County Reinvestment Advisory Board; new members Carey Geddes and Tom Collins; and Pam Fawver, Vice President and Branch Manager of Bank of Lancaster’s Montross Office.
Bank of Lancaster welcomes its new Westmoreland County Advisory Board members, Tom Collins and Carey Geddes, each of whom will serve a three-year term. Bank President and CEO Austin L. Roberts, III states “Our Bank values the individuals who serve on all of our Community Reinvestment Advisory Boards; these are important community outreach programs which are of great value to our Company. Each Board member brings a unique perspective of community and business experience; and we seek and appreciate their input as our Bank continues to strive each day to meet the financial needs of the communities we are privileged to serve.”
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:43
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At a meeting Monday District 3 Supervisor Lynn Brownley confirmed O’Gara’s plans to purchase the county’s industrial shell building and surrounding 25 acres are still on track, but the closing will not occur until late March or early April.
“The O’Gara and Industrial Development Authority (IDA) contract has lapsed,” Brownly told citizens attending the Jan. 11 Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 21:57
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District 3 Planning Commissioner John Felt was elected to the position of Chairman when the Commissioners gathered this Monday afternoon for the first meeting of the new calendar year. He replaces former District 2 Planning Commissioner Robert McDermott, a patent attorney who opted to retire from public service when his appointment ended on Dec. 31.
The public learned of McDermott’s decision when the Supervisors met on Dec. 14. The Commission has been tasked with reviewing the by-right land use activities in every zoning district and were continuing a very time intensive effort on the development of the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The outgoing Commissioner had made it known that he needed more time to devote to his legal profession and was replaced by John Munson of Coles Point.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2010 00:19
- Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2010 00:19
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The last sales agreement between the Westmoreland County government and the corporate soldier training establishment known as The O’Gara Group expired last week and no plans have been announced for the county’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to convene and execute another purchase contract.
The Westmoreland Supervisors will meet next Monday, one year after convening the late night joint closed-door session with IDA counterparts and O’Gara officials that rocked the rural jurisdiction to its core. A Circuit Court trial scheduled for March 29 and 30 will address questions resulting from the controversial January 2009 meeting and the sales agreement that was ratified late that night.
The initial sales agreement was scheduled to expire on April 1 but was extended shortly before the the expiration date. A new contract was ratified on June 29. That sales agreement expired at midnight on Dec. 31.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 16:54
- Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 16:54
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Last Wednesday’s hearings on the Ripol, Boyden and Hall complaints against Westmoreland County’s local government had to be postponed with substitute Judge Jay T. Swett.
Swett was unable to travel as a result of heavy snow accumulations in the Charlottesville area where he resides.
In a surprise move, the judge arranged a teleconference late last Tuesday afternoon that included all the attorneys associated with the set of claims against the county government. One day later, March 29 and 30 trial dates were established in the Westmoreland County Circuit Court.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 05:00
- Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 05:00
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Litigation O’Gara neighbors brought against members of the Westmoreland County government more than six months ago and the county’s countersuit against the petitioners won’t be heard this Wednesday.
Substitute Judge Jay T. Swett requested a postponement this Monday morning, following a winter storm that left record-breaking snow accumulation throughout the commonwealth.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 20:00
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Four of Westmoreland’s five Planning Commission members met this Monday and delivered a unanimous vote recommending that the Board of Supervisors eliminate a set of by-right land use activities the commissioners believe may be incompatible with residential land use activity.
The Board of Supervisors public hearing and possible action has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, despite the recently published public notice indicating that the hearing and vote would occur next Monday night.