WARREN COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & GREENWAYS PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Warren, PA – Warren County residents are invited to review and comment on the county’s proposed Parks, Recreation and Greenways plan.
The plan can be viewed in print at the Warren County Office of Planning and Zoning, located at 204 4th Avenue, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.warrencopa.com. The comment period will begin on Monday March 29, 2021 and will end on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Comments, in writing, should be forwarded to Brandi Rosselli at Mackin Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org or 103 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 no later than 4pm on April 29, 2021.
A public hearing on the plan’s final draft will be held prior to commissioners’ approval at an upcoming County Commissioner Public Meeting.
COVID-19 Hospitality Recovery Grant Program
Beginning March 10, 2021 at 9:00A.M., the Northwest Commission will be begin accepting grant applications for the COVID-19 Hospitality Recovery Program (CHIRP) for hospitality businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 that are located in Clarion, Forest, Venango and Warren Counties. Please see below for business eligibility. If your business meets these requirements, please click the link to begin the application process. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through June 15, 2021 or until funds have been exhausted, whichever occurs first.
- Has a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS code) designation within the Accommodation subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722). Accommodations, food and/or drink may be provided for the public with or without a charge;
- Has fewer than 300 full-time equivalent employees;
- The business has a tangible net worth no more than $15 million;
- Was in operation on February 15, 2020, remains in operation and does not intend to permanently cease operations within one year of the application date;
- COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the business that makes the grant necessary to support on-going operations;
- Had a reduction in gross receipts of at least 25% during 2020 compared to the same time period of 2019.
Help and Resources
As the community deals with the challenges of the pandemic, the need for support for difficult home and mental health situations becomes more prevalent. In response, the County has collected social media graphics, hotline numbers, downloads, and other materials which provide information and supports for mental health, substance abuse disorder, parenting, and other items in an effort to help address the challenges at home. Please use these resources. Asking for help is a show of strength.
Notice is given that the public review of the draft 2021 Warren County Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place from January 21, 2021 through February 22, 2021 and will be made available at: https://warrencopa.com/. Public participation in the hazard mitigation plan update process is very important. A PowerPoint presentation will be made available with the draft HMP and will identify a procedure for the public to provide comments on the draft plan.
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