Local Government

My Latrobe Bulletin stories also appear in the newspaper’s sister publication, The Ligonier Echo, a weekly newspaper based in Ligonier, PA that was formerly part of the Trib Total Media family until January 2016. The following are my articles on local government in Ligonier, PA that have appeared in The Ligonier Echo since it became part of West Penn Media.

Twp. planners aim to finish subdivision, land development ordinances
-February 1, 2018
Community funds bulletproof vests for borough police
-January 18, 2018
Quiet start to 2018 for borough council committees
-January 18, 2018
Township suspends streetlight, hydrant taxes
-January 18, 2018
New faces join Ligonier Borough Council
-January 11, 2018

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Ligonier Twp. approves balances 2018 budget
-December 21, 2017
Borough OKs final budget
-December 21, 2017
Ligonier Township zoning board approves Bethlen solar farm
-November 30, 2017
Balanced Ligonier Borough budget avoids tax increase for 2018
-November 16, 2017
Township zoning board to review Bethlen Communities solar farm
-October 26, 2017
Ligonier Twp. supervisors fill LTMA board vacancy
-October 19, 2017
Borough enacts local services tax
-October 19, 2017
Cuts needed to balance Ligonier Twp.’s budget
-September 21, 2017
Ligonier Twp. approves Sheetz beer sales
-September 21, 2017
Council to act on new Local Services Tax
-September 21, 2017
SALDO review keeps township planners busy
-August 31, 2017
State bill halts planners’ work on cell tower laws
-August 31, 2017
Ligonier Borough planners OK retail store
-August 3, 2017
Township, LTMA share municipal building costs
-July 20, 2017
Ligonier Township to review subdivision draft
-June 29, 2017
Township recoups $37,000 settlement
-June 22, 2017
Supervisors approve regional police charter
-June 22, 2017
Borough may hike parking fines
-June 15, 2017
Ligonier Borough debuts new planning commission
-June 1, 2017
Board grants wall for YMCA neighbor
-May 25, 2017
Township zoning board upholds building permit
-May 11, 2017
Borough residents reminded to cast votes at Town Hall
-May 11, 2018
Township plans new ordinance
-May 4, 2017
Township accepts settlement
-April 20, 2017
Borough to spent $150K towards Diamond Park renaissance
-April 20, 2017
Ligonier planners mull raising permit fees
-April 6, 2017
Regional police study moves to 2nd phase
-March 23, 2017
Borough council deems “business as usual” for 2017 Fort Ligonier Days
-March 16, 2017
Borough planners discuss lodging trends
-March 9, 2017
Township proposes new drug testing policy
-February 23, 2017
LSupervisors/LTMA plan joint meeting
-February 23, 2017
Diamond Park Renaissance project to break ground soon
-February 16, 2017
Borough pursues new planning commission
-February 2, 2017
Borough police start 2017 with new hire
-January 19, 2017

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Bethlen Communities offices moving to Holy Trinity School
-December 15, 2016
Borough balances budget for 2017
-December 15, 2016
No tax hike expected in Ligonier Borough
-November 17, 2016
Supervisors review strip mine project request
-October 20, 2016
Council reinstates Mellon park vendor area
-October 13, 2016
Supervisors address nuisance ordinance
-September 22, 2016
Township reviews proposed retreat
-September 22, 2016
Public safety at festival tops borough concerns
-September 15, 2016
Council grants conditional use
-September 15, 2016
Borough planners consider mixed-use building
-August 11, 2016
Planners OK healing retreat for military vets
-August 4, 2016
Borough and township collaborate
-July 21, 2016
Supervisors grant manager 2-year contract
-July 21, 2016
Borough planners review sidewalk cafe ordinance
-July 14, 2016
Township approves GPS tracking
-June 23, 2016
Ligonier Township introduces new K-9 officer
-June 23, 2016
Planners review borough zoning ordinance
-June 16, 2016
Council approves small-scale “Dinner in White”
-June 16, 2016
Township seeks balanced approach
-June 2, 2016
Township zoning board approves garage variance
-May 26, 2016
Township, borough exchange services
-May 19, 2016
Borough amends zoning ordinance
-May 19, 2016
Township audit reveals room for improvement
-April 21, 2016
New stormwater ordinance crucial for borough
-April 21, 2016
Ligonier Township seeks public input for comprehensive plan
-March 31, 2016
Borough considers stormwater ordinance update
-March 17, 2016
Township cuts costs for 2 bridge replacements
-March 17, 2016
Township joins advisory committee
-February 18, 2016
Borough facing costly stormwater repairs
-February 18, 2016
Planners OK renovations plans
-February 11, 2016
Joint comprehensive plan moves forward
-February 11, 2016
Planners recommend rezoning
-February 4, 2016
Ligonier Township zoning board reorganizes for 2016
-January 28, 2016
Officials look to the past to maintain financial stability in borough
-January 21, 2016

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