Dec. 13--South Connellsville Borough assigned a councilman as an applicant agent for Federal Emergency Management Agency grant applications as the process of seeking grant money for flood damage continues.
Councilman Clyde Martz was voted by council as the agent for all paperwork regarding FEMA grant applications which are still in the process of being reviewed.
The borough sought assistance for the grants after more than 70 properties were flooded as well as the streets of the borough, by two periods of rain that dumped 4 inches of water late July 1 into the early morning hours of July 2 in the borough.
In other business this week:
--Council voted to renew the borough employees' health insurance coverage through UPMC. This year's plan comes with a 20 percent cost increase because the new plan is based on the individual's age. The borough couldn't keep its current plan for next year because it didn't meet new health care specifications.
--Council announced the annual Christmas Celebration at the park from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. The event will consist of children's crafts and treats, prizes for adults, including a television and an iPad, a local church singing Christmas carols and fireworks, weather-permitting.
--A reorganization meeting will be held on Jan. 2 at the borough building.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or [email protected].
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