Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 04 May 2017
The Elk County Planning and Emergency Management departments are working to update the 2011 Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  They have created a public survey and would appreciate your inputs.  More information is available on the "News From The Planning Department" webpage.

Summer Fun In Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017
We invite you to visit Elk County this summer; we have many activities scheduled.  Please also visit the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors website for Elk County.

Spring 2017 Act 13 Mini Grant Recipients Announced

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
Congratulations to the following organizations who were awarded grants from the Elk County Act 13 (Marcellus Gas) Mini-Grant Program:

Fire Chief's Association (remote mics for 3 vehicles in 4 departments) -  $10,000
Ridgway Fire Department (master stream nozzle)  -  $4,100
Farm Bureau (educational trailer visit to area schools)  -  $6,500
YMCA (tables & chairs for summer children's program)  -  $1,900
Benezette Township (PennDot highway study)  -  $10,000
Fox Township (sprinkler system for new building)  -  $10,000
Wapiti Roost Chapter (food plots)  -  $2,000
Toby Creek Watershed (grow-out tank for 5000 more fish)  -  $3,000
St. Marys Police Department (electronic speed alert sign)  -  $2,500

More information on this program can be found on the Oil, Gas & Marcellus Shale page of this website.

April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  This month and throughout the year, Elk County Children and Youth Services encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Elk County a better place for children and families.  By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities.

Child abuse happens to children of all ages, in all types of family situations and across all socioeconomic statuses.  Children are abused physically, sexually and emotionally.  Child abuse occurs here in Elk County as well as across the state and nation.

April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. 

Everyone's participation is critical.  Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Throughout the month of April, you will see royal blue pinwheels placed throughout the county.  Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention.  By its very nature, pinwheels connote childlike notions and, in essence, serve as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all of our children.

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, call Childline at (800) 932-0313 or call Elk County Children and Youth Services at (814)776-1553.

It takes a village to raise a child.  That same village needs to protect these children.

 

For more information about Elk County Children and Youth, please refer to the Elk County website and click on Children and Youth.  You will also find valuable information about the agency, how to make a report, become a foster parent and parenting tips.

Elk County Commissioners To Award 2 Scholarships

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017
The County of Elk is allocated funding annually from the PA Act 13 (Impact Fee) from Marcellus Shale gas extraction. Due to the receipt of this allowance, the Commissioners of Elk County are happy to announce that we will award two (2) $5,000 grant scholarships annually to scholars from Elk County who will be attending college to earn a degree in the natural gas shale (or related) industry.

More information and the scholarship application can be found here.

The deadline to apply is MAY 30, 2017.

ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853