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Supervisors still seeking volunteers for boards

| Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:03 p.m.

Ligonier Township supervisors appointed Rob Angelo to the planning commission last week, but they are still trying to fill a vacancy on the Ligonier Township Municipal Board and to find an alternate for a Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board.

The alternate board member attends hearings in case one of the regular zoning board members cannot attend.

Supervisors appointed Steve Kozar to replace the late Ron Dorazio as assistant emergency management coordinator.

The board has approved an agreement with the City of Latrobe for emergency services. The agreement allows firefighters, police and ambulance service personnel to go to Latrobe “during periods of threat or of actual disaster“ at the request of the city's first responders.

When requested, responding to fires, accidents and other emergency incidents in neighboring municipalities has always been the practice of Ligonier's emergency services, but the agreement formally outlines legal stipulations, such as which group would cover a worker's compensation claim, for example.

“At the county conference, we learned that more inter-municipal agreements will probably be coming in the future — for example, if municipalities wanted to ban together to get reduced rates for health insurance,” Supervisor Keith Whipkey said. Ligonier Township has an agreement with Ligonier Borough to exchange labor and equipment.

Supervisor Tim Komar announced Dumpster Day will be held from 8 a.m. until noon on April 27.

The day allows Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough and Laurel Mountain Borough residents to drop off large items to be disposed for a nominal fee:

• Truckloads of items: $10; carloads: $5.

• Car tires: $2; with rims: $4

• Truck tires: $5; with rims: $10

•Freon-containing appliances: $15; other appliances: $10.

Paint, pressurized cans, hazardous materials, items containing dirt, concrete block, plaster, fiberglass insulation, shingles, household garbage, broken glass and grass clippings will not be accepted.

Jewels Phraner is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-1218 or

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