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The first meeting in October for the Great Bend Borough came to order on October 3, at 7:05 p.m. Vice- president Ray Holtzman brought the meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance to the American flag.

The council dismissed shortly thereafter for an executive secession on monetary disagreements and personnel issues. According to the press release that was issued after the secession, the mayor and solicitor met with an outside council to discuss monetary problems that the borough is having. The outside council was asked to leave part way through the meeting so they could discuss the personnel issue.

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Send All New Business To Montrose?

A letter read by Jason Taylor, director of the County Economic Development Department, at it EDD’s latest meeting and reported in last week’s issue of the Transcript, was addressed by New Milford Borough council members at its October meeting. The letter – a form letter circulating around the County seat and signed and sent by, it was said, at least a dozen residents – urges Taylor to try to have a Target store move into the soon-to-be-vacated Ames Store in Montrose, adding that "we need to keep any new store and other commerce and shops all going in Montrose – not New Milford."


For his part, the Transcript reported, Taylor reminded those who attended the EDD meeting that the Department works for the County and not just Montrose. New Milford council members were pleased to hear this, but nevertheless were concerned that some Montrose-area residents, in what appears to be an organized effort, would single out New Milford as a place where no new business should go, and Montrose a place where it "all" should.

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