Monday, February 21, 2011

Grove City Ward Three: In Need of a Conservative!

Grove City Borough Council will have a vacancy this election cycle. Council member Joe Pisano (R-W3) is not seeking re-election. Joe has been a tremendous asset to council, from his leadership in moving technology issues forward to his direct approach for solving problems.

But this year is his last on council.

This means that an opening is available RIGHT NOW for those who are going through the petition process. March 8 is the last day to file petitions, so if you're interested in the seat, get moving! You only need ten signatures and there are no fees involved.

Click here to see the map of Grove City's wards.

Click here for more info about running for office.

Grove City has long been a conservative stronghold. Here is where you can do your part to keep it that way. If you are interested, but have some questions, please ask! Send me a message and I'll help any way I can. It's worth the effort!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Make a Difference in Your Community - Run for Office!

If you're tired of the way things are in your municipality or with your school board, GET INVOLVED! Anyone can sit on the sidelines and complain about taxes, regulations, etc. Most of the governmental involvement that affects your life happens at the local level.

Now is the time to circulate petitions for running for office. Go to your county courthouse, pick up the info packet, and get some sigs! You only need 10 for most offices! Be a powerful force for conservative thought in your community.

Here is the list for Mercer County offices.

Here are the dates of interest for those who want to run.

Here is the Mercer County Election Survival Guide.

Now, go make a difference!

Reminder: Grove City Leash Law is in effect

We're approaching springlike weather, which means more walkers, joggers, cyclists, and children playing. Don't forget the borough ordinance to leash your dog. And pick up your dog's waste, too!

The leash law is borough wide, whether on the street, the sidewalks, or in the park. Violators can be fined up to $300 per violation.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grove City Save-A-Lot Deal Back On?

What a difference a few days makes...

It seems that the "99% dead" deal has swung to "95% gonna happen." Seriously. Apparently someone talked some sense into the landowner and Dave Knopp, Jr. will be bringing a Save-A-Lot to the former BiLo location.

This is good news for all parties: Borough residents will have a local place to shop, the shut-ins will have a delivery service, the former BiLo employees will have jobs (hugely important in this rough economy), and obviously, Knopp, Jr., since he has already put a fair amount of money into the deal.

When the ink dries on the deal, I'll let you know. Until then, don't hold your breath! This thing has definitely taken its turns...

Wendell August Forge on Fox News

For those of you who have been following the WAF fire story, here's a link to the coverage by Fox News.

Fox News was kind enough to send a crew to shoot some footage to take this story to a national TV audience. Of course, those of you who use the Internet for news knew of the story as it broke... ;)

The Fox News piece is a really nice follow up. Give it a's only a couple minutes long.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grove City Save-A-Lot Not Coming, Old BiLo to Sit Empty?

The former BiLo building appears like it will sit empty as the California-based building owner won't negotiate a lease or repair the building.

Dave Knopp, Jr. may have wanted to open a Save-A-Lot (or a similar store) in the former BiLo location, but that dream is 99% gone. The staggering lease - one of the factors that killed BiLo - isn't up for negotiation. The leaky roof isn't going to be repaired by the owner. The remodeling to help Rx Express expand isn't going to happen.

Not even second-place bidder, Thorne Management Inc., is interested in the location any longer.

In short, the landowner is singlehandedly engineering his own failure.

If you want to buy the building, sure it's for sale - but the rumored asking price is well into the seven-figure range. And few - if any - buildings in the Grove City area are worth that.

For what it's worth, Knopp Jr. has invested plenty into making a store happen, including buying the old BiLo shelving, coolers, etc. He has also pledged to help the former employees find jobs, including hiring many of them at County Market. Knopp Jr. has been a stand-up businessman in this ordeal.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tri-County Industries' Trash Mountain Hearings - UPDATE 2/12

Here are the latest dates for the Trash Mountain hearings, all at Grove City High School:

March 8, 5-9 pm
March 9, 5-9 pm
March 10, 5-9 pm

March 12, 10-4 pm
March 15, 5 - 10 pm

Please attend and support those who are keeping the fight going. If you are able, please donate to the cause:

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Greenville Taxpayers Foot Bill for YMCA Utilities

In case you were looking for more reasons why Greenville is in decline (hat tip to The Herald, Sharon, PA)...
Greenville council approved a payment Tuesday night for the YMCA’s electrical bills in hopes they’ll be reimbursed when the YMCA gets its own financial situation straightened out.
Here's to hoping!

Of course, there's no legal basis for this, as a borough should not be taking on private debt. Taxpayers should be outraged - and heads should roll during this year's election. Greenville is in dire need of conservative leadership.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tri-County Industries' Trash Mountain Hearings - UPDATE 2/2

The Pine Township Hearing scheduled for this Friday, February 4th, was canceled.

The next hearing is Saturday, February 5th, beginning at 10:00 am at the Grove City High School cafeteria. This will be a joint meeting between Pine and Liberty Townships.

Attorney Ging will be questioning residents who live near the proposed landfill and other witnesses. Your attendance is greatly desired to support the witnesses!