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The Susquehanna Community School Board met on March 19 for their regular monthly meeting, held on this evening in the elementary gym rather than in the administration offices. All members were present with the exception of Terry Carpenter.
The minutes of the February 19 meeting were approved, with board member Jack Downton voting against; the minutes did not reflect a correction he had requested regarding his abstention on a vote at the January meeting. Secretary Evelyn Cottrell noted that the change should have been made, and said that it would be corrected.
Building Codes Enforcement Committee secretary Karen Trynoski has been coordinating the groups efforts to obtain a grant that would allow it to hire a full-time enforcement officer. She was advised by a contact who works for the state that COG had the best chance of obtaining funds through the states slum-and-blight program, and was told that the grant people for the program wanted COG to determine if 25 per cent of some of its member municipalities could be considered a slum area. As Committee president Ted Plevinsky put it, the survey "is a time-consuming and expensive thing in itself."
Trynoksis contact was not happy with the extensive criteria the state was seeking, either, and when he couldnt get this across to the folks in Harrisburg, he asked COG to put together the reasons why it was unreasonable for the State to ask for it. Once COG did, he would pass the information along to Harrisburg. Trynoski went to work.
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