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Armstrong County Community Service Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 26 October 2009 07:53

Kittanning, PA – October 15, 2009, Commissioners sign into proclamation October 19, 2009 as Armstrong County Community Awareness Day. 

Armstrong County Commissioners have proclaimed October 19, 2009 as Armstrong County Community Awareness Day.

At the October 15, 2009 Public Meeting the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 19, 2009 as Armstrong County Community Awareness Day.  This year’s theme is “respect”; everyone is asked to make decisions and responses that are in a respectful manner to themselves, others and the community. 

This is the 6th Annual Community Awareness Day, an event that began in January 2004 through the collaborative efforts of District Attorney Scott Andreassi, Magisterial District Judge J. Gary DeComo and Sheriff Larry Crawford.  The goal was to raise the level of prevention and awareness to combat the social ills and crimes of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.

District Justice DeComo announced that there will be an event on October 19, 2009 at Lenape Technical School from 4:00 to 7:30 PM.  There will be a magician, D.J., karaoke, refreshments, crafts, games and family photos.  To see a flyer about varying forms of respect that was created for the event, visit www.havinpa.org.


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Left to Right in Photo: Commissioner Jim Scahill, District Justice J. Gary DeComo, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick

Contact: Kathy Rashlich
Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office  For Immediate Release
724-548-3382
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Census 2010 It's In Our Hands PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 14:29

Kittanning, PA – October 15, 2009 Commissioners sign into proclamation It’s In Our Hands 2010 Census Partner.

At the October 15, 2009 Public Meeting the Armstrong County Commissioners signed the It’s In Our Hands 2010 Census Partner Proclamation.  The Commissioners described some of the various and important reasons why an accurate census is so vital to the county.

An accurate census count is vital to our community and residents’ well-being by helping planners determine where to locate schools, day-care centers, roads and public transportation, hospitals and other facilities, and is used to make decisions concerning business growth and housing needs. Census data ensures fair Congressional representation by determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils, and voting districts.

In September, twenty one community members representing various areas and interest were appointed to serve on the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee.  They will help spread information to improve awareness of the importance of an accurate census.  The first meeting for the committee will be November 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Commissioners Conference Room of the courthouse administration building.

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  Left to Right: Commissioner Jim Scahill, Planning Coordinator Sally Conklin, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick


Contact: Kathy Rashlich
Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office  For Immediate Release
724-548-3382
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County Liquidfuel Fund used to complete repairs in Redbank Township PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 08:52

Road Repairs on Dry Ridge Road in Redbank Township are completed

The Armstrong County Commissioners met today with Redbank Township officials to view recently completed improvements to Dry Ridge Road (T-784). The improvement project included the resurfacing of 1.5 miles of Dry Ridge Road along with the grading of adjacent ditches.  The total project cost was $22,255 with $18,337 being provided by the Armstrong County Commissioners through the County Liquid Fuels program.  Redbank Township was one of eight municipalities to share the nearly $100,000 worth of funding awarded through the County Liquid Fuels program earlier this year.  Later this year, the County Commissioners will determine if they will be able to offer the program again in 2010.

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Left to Right: Commissioner Jim Scahill, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Redbank Township Supervisor Neal Burford, Commissioner Rich Fink


Contact: Darin Alviano 
Planning Coordinator
724-548-3224
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Kittanning Township County Aid Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 15:19

The Armstrong County Commissioners met today with Kittanning Township officials to view recently completed road and bridge projects in the Township. The projects included the replacement of the guide rail on Baker Bridge located on  Baker Road (T-646), as well as the replacement of the guide rail on Township Bridge #5 located on  Graham Road (T-565). The total project cost was $10,300 with $9550 being provided by the Armstrong County Commissioners through the County Liquid Fuels program.  Kittanning Township was one of eight municipalities to share the nearly $100,000 worth of funding awarded through the County Liquid Fuels program earlier this year.  Later this year, the County Commissioners will determine if they will be able to offer the program again in 2010. 

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In photo from front to back are County Commissioner Patricia Kirkpatrick, Kittanning Township Supervisor Paul Stubrick, County Commissioner Richard Fink, County Commissioner James Scahill, Kittanning Township Supervisor Robert Conklin, Kittanning Township Supervisor Howard Boarts


Contact: Darin Alviano
Planning Coordinator
724-548-3224
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October is Proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 05 October 2009 15:27

Commissioners sign proclamation supporting HAVIN and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Armstrong County Commissioners signed a proclamation supporting October 2009 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Ms. Laurie Johns, an Armstrong County HAVIN Outreach and Education Coordinator, attended the meeting to accept the proclamation.

In the past year in Armstrong County, HAVIN provided more than 752 domestic violence victims and their significant others with counseling services.  Armstrong County’s HAVIN also proved shelter for more than 116 individuals totaling 2,590 days.

Ms. Johns expressed her appreciation to the Board of Commissioners and members of the community for their continued support of HAVIN and the programs that they offer.  She invited everyone to attend the annual fundraising event to be held October 23, 2009 from 6 to 9 PM at Lingrow Farms.  To request tickets or for more information please call 724-543-1180 extension 223.


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Photo left to right: Commissioner Rich Fink, Ms. Laurie Johns - Havin Outreach Coordinator, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Jim Scahill 

Contact: Kathy Rashlich

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                     For Immediate Release

724-548-3382

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Kittanning, PA – October 1, 2009

 
Eleanor "Dolly" Barrett Day in Armstrong County PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Monday, 05 October 2009 15:24

Commissioners sign into proclamation October 5, 2009 “Eleanor ‘Dolly’ Barrett Day” in Armstrong County. 

Armstrong County Commissioners have proclaimed October 5, 2009 in Armstrong County as “Eleanor ‘Dolly’ Barrett Day” in honor of her 100th birthday.  Eleanor Schrecengost was born in Dayton, Pennsylvania weighing a mere two pounds and four ounces, which prompted her grandfather to nickname her “Dolly” for her doll like size and features.  She became Mrs. Robert Barrett in 1927 and in 1929 they settled in southern Armstrong County.  Together, Robert and Dolly owned and operated a service station that was located in Leechburg.  She later worked at the County’s Senior Centers instructing participants in crafts. 

The Barrett’s raised one daughter, Robin, who is married to Alan Tarr.  Mrs. Barrett enjoys a close relationship with her daughter and son in law.  She enjoys playing bridge and spending time with family and friends.  Her family is amazed that someone so young at heart and energetic is celebrating her 100th birthday!


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Photo Left to Right: Commissioner Rich Fink, Deputy Sheriff Alan Tarr - Dolly's son in law, Commissioner Patty Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Jim Scahill 

Contact: Kathy Rashlich

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                     For Immediate Release

724-548-3382

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Kittanning, PA – October 1, 2009

 
Employ the Older Workers Program Honored PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13:15

On September 23rd, 2009 at the Public Meeting the Armstrong County Commissioners signed a proclamation adopting September 20 through 26, 2009 as Employ the Older Workers Week.  The Board of Commissioners recognized the workforce contributions of older workers, and encouraged employers and workers of all ages to recognize the many ways in which older employees contribute to a successful working environment.

Ms. Debbie Reesman an Older Worker Employment Specialist with the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging spoke at the meeting.  She praised the older workers for the wealth of knowledge and experience they bring to their jobs.  Statistics show that 15.6 percent of the commonwealth’s current population is age 65 and older.

Kathy Rashlich

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office

724-548-3382
 

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ARMTech 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Friday, 18 September 2009 13:44
Armstrong County was host to the eleventh annual ARMTech showcase at the Belmont Complex.  The two day event offers businesses the opportunity to network and display their capabilities.  The exhibitors had time to interact with each other on Thursday afternoon.  Thursday evening was the traditional public showcase, with nearly 600 visitors who enjoyed the chance to view the booths, learn about existing technology and industry in the county and collect logo imprinted items and samples of products.
 

Friday morning marked the arrival of Congressman Murtha.  He attended the showcase and spent time with each exhibitor individually.  The event is held annually in mid August; please monitor the Armstrong County website for next year’s event dates.  You won’t want to miss it!

Contact: Kathy Rashlich

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                     For Immediate Release

724-548-3382

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Kittanning, PA – August 20, 2009 Armstrong County hosts ARMTech
 
 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of the Commissioners   
Friday, 18 September 2009 13:19
Armstrong County Commissioners signed a proclamation supporting September seventh to the thirteenth, 2009 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Week.  The goal of the joint efforts by Armstrong – Indiana Mental Health / Mental Retardation and Armstrong – Indiana Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. is to raise awareness among its residents, especially women of childbearing age, regarding FASD education, prevention and intervention and to improve awareness.

International FASD Day was first observed on September 9, 1999, so that the ninth day o the ninth month would always be a reminder that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol.  Supporters were offered ribbons imprinted “FASD 100% preventable”, and coasters imprinted with the group’s logos and facts were distributed for use in local businesses where alcohol is served.

Contact: Kathy Rashlich

Armstrong County Commissioners’ Office                     For Immediate Release

724-548-3382

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Kittanning, PA –September 3, 2009 Commissioners sign proclamation supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Week.
 
 
Polling Place Changes / 911 Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Office of Voter Registration   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 13:32
The Voter Registration Department has been working with all of the new technology that is available to them and has finalized the addressing system used to determine which polling place voters should be voting in.

As the new data is put into the system, new ID cards will be generated for those individuals who have been changed from one polling place to another.  Therefore, over the next few months, if you receive a new voter ID card pay special attention to the polling place information because it has been changed.

There may be some cases where an individual has voted at the same place since they registered to vote, however, because we can actually pinpoint the location of each address it is apparent that you have been voting in the wrong place and it has been changed.

We have been working on this project with our 911 department and utilizing maps through our GIS department for months making sure that the data is correct, however, if you have any questions or feel that the information provided to you is incorrect please feel free to contact our office at (724) 548-3222 or (724) 548-3395 Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
 
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