Archive for March, 2024

Salute To Potter County 4-H Joined By Local Members

March 27th, 2024 Comments off

4-H was saluted during a recent meeting of the Potter County Commissioners with not only a proclamation, but also the introduction of several area teens who are currently benefitting from the youth development program. Spencer Gee, Penn State Extension educator who coordinates 4-H in Potter County, expressed her appreciation for the county’s support, which includes an annual budget allotment and use of office space at the F.W. Gunzburger County Office Building. Hundreds of Potter County youths have become confident, independent and resilient leaders through 4-H, Gee pointed out. She detailed activities such as animal science, health and wellness, leadership, public service, goal setting, public speaking and others. Gee also commended the adult leaders who have served as mentors and hands-on supporters of 4-H members. More information is available at 814-274-8540. Shown from left are: front — Alexis Risser and Dana Williams; back — 4-H educator Spencer Gee, Elizabeth Freeman, Commissioners Paul Heimel and Robert Rossman, Lucas Risser, Mark Long and 4-H leader Amanda Risser.

County Offers Tax Incentive For Job Creators

March 27th, 2024 Comments off

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Paul Heimel and Robert Rossman offer a tax incentive designed to create jobs and support economic development. A county ordinance provides tax incentives for construction or expansion of commercial properties. They could qualify for a temporary reduction of county real estate taxes. Qualifying property owners receive a 100-percent tax abatement in year one, 80 percent in year two, 60 percent in year three, 40 percent in year four, and 20 percent in year five.

A 1977 state law, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) Act, authorizes counties, school districts and local governments to offer the tax incentive program to support business expansion and job retention/creation. To obtain a copy of the ordinance, call 814-274-8290, ext. 207.

County Pays Tribute To Vietnam War Veterans, Volunteers

March 24th, 2024 Comments off

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Robert Rossman and Paul Heimel used this year’s proclamation of Vietnam War Veterans Day (March 29) to spotlight some of the struggles that veterans have encountered and to commend the local volunteers who support them. A proclamation was presented to two local advocates for military veterans. Shown from left are American Legion District Commander Curtis Campbell, American Legion Post 192 Adjutant Ted Parsell, and Commissioners Rossman and Heimel. Commissioner Grupp was unavailable for the photo.