Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Incumbent Kevin Camerson, who lost Tuesday said, "The voters made their choice. What else is there to say?"
Incumbent Tom Casciola and newcomer Elizabeth Cowden won six-year terms in Cecil Township. Casciola, a Democrat, received 36 percent of the vote. Cowden, a Republican, received almost 35 percent of the vote. "I feel like the voters have spoken," Cowden said Tuesday night, saying she was "humbled. They wanted a change and I hope to live up to their expectations." She added: "I wanted to win and set out to win, but I hate to see anyone lose." Incumbent Kevin Camerson lost his seat with 29 percent of the vote. "The voters made their choice," he said. "What else is there to say?" Casciola did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Friday, November 4, 2011
There are three candidates for two seats—two Democratic incumbents and one Republican newcomer.
Three candidates are vying for two open seats on Cecil's Board of Supervisors. Incumbents Kevin Camerson and Tom Casciola, both Democrats, hope to retain the seats they have held for six and 18 years respectively. However, lifetime Cecil resident Elizabeth Cowden, a Republican, is hoping to receive enough votes to displace one of the two opponents. All three candidates recognize the positive role the Marcellus Shale industry plays in the region, but each also voiced their own concerns or praise for how it is evolving. “I believe safe and responsible drilling in Washington County and more specifically in Cecil Township is a true positive for the region. The industry has brought the major natural gas offices of Range Resources, Consol Energy…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
A MarkWest representative said this week he was frustrated over lack of communication—so supervisors scheduled another hearing to get more input on compressor stations related to the Marcellus Shale industry.
A representative from MarkWest implored Cecil supervisors this week not to take action on an ordinance governing where compressor stations related to the Marcellus Shale industry will be permitted in the township. "I don't think the comments we've made have been addressed," associate counsel Chris Rimkus told the board during its sixth public hearing on the matter on Tuesday. He expressed frustration with the process, saying that although MarkWest had submitted comments regarding the ordinance, "I've never gotten any follow up." And Rimkus again told the board that portions of the ordinance, which would permit compressor stations as a conditional use, over-reach and are superceded by state and federal law. After some back and forth over …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Both motions passed by a 5-0 vote.
Despite a plea from Marcellus Shale industry leader Range Resources, Cecil Township supervisors on Tuesday approved two ordinances—one that will create a drilling overlay district and the other that will make the activity a conditional use. The action came after months of public hearings, and despite the objections of Range attorney Ken Komoroski, who said the company was “disappointed” by both moves. He “strongly urged” the board to table the matters, citing “some productive conversations” at a public hearing held before the regular meeting. If passed, he said they would “negatively affect Range Resources’ plan for Cecil Township.” Before making the motion to adopt the conditional-use ordinance, Supervisor Kevin Camerson asked if …