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.

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.

Help Us Produce A Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Can we take a few moments of your time?  Elk County is preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  This plan will eventually help identify areas at risk for a wildland fire; make recommendations for hazardous fuels treatments; prioritize areas for wildfire mitigation funding; and make recommendations for actions homeowners can take to reduce fire risk.

You can help in the creation of this plan by taking a short survey online regarding the area in which you live.  You can find more information and the survey here.  Please complete your survey by April 30, 2017.

Thank-you VERY much for your help !!!

Courthouse Prohibited Items

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017
If you plan to visit the Elk County Courthouse, please take a moment and review this memo of what items cannot be brought into the Courthouse.

New at the Register & Recorder Office

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

To save the time of those who are applying for a Marriage License, you now have the option of filling out the application online (located under the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court section of our office web site) and bring it with you along with photo ID and the $40.00 fee. If you have any questions or need assistance filling out the Application, you can call the office at 814-776-5347. Click Here for the Application. (works best in Google Chrome)

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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