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Date: November 21, 2014

  • LUPR applying for $73,000 grant for Lincoln Avenue project
  • Commissioners approve preliminary budget with no tax increase
  • County hopes to teach lesson to sheriff, denies budget request
  • First full season at GL's athletic complex deemed success
  • Griffins reach NCAA regional women's volleyball semifinals



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LUPR applying for $73,000 grant for Lincoln Avenue project
By Chris Ulicne
Bulletin Staff Writer

Latrobe-Unity Parks & Recreation (LUPR) is pursuing another financial boost for its proposal to turn a thin strip of land along Lincoln Avenue into a trail and park, according to executive director Jeanne Ashley.

The Lincoln Avenue Trail & Greenway Park project recently passed the eligibility check for an approximately $73,000 grant through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)’s Livability Through Smart Transportation Program, and Ashley reported Thursday that she is now getting ready to submit the full grant application.
 

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


Commissioners approve preliminary budget with no tax increase
By Sean Meyers
Bulletin Staff Writer

Westmoreland County Commissioners approved a proposed budget for 2015 that, despite a significant deficit, will not require a tax raise.

The estimated $340 million budget includes a deficit of nearly $15 million between proposed revenues and proposed expenditures from the general fund. Commissioners will attempt to trim that deficit by cutting into the more than $3.5 million in capital request, prior to passing the final budget next month.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


County hopes to teach lesson to sheriff, denies budget request
By Sean Meyers
Bulletin Staff Writer


Citing repeated instances of the sheriff overstepping his boundaries, Westmoreland County Commissioners struck down budget amendment requests by the sheriff’s department on Thursday.

Sheriff Jonathan Held requested amendments to the 2014 budget for his department, asking for an additional $11,500 in overtime and $44,000 in part-time help.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)

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