Ticks carrying disease found in Gargoyle Park By Rick Miller Olean Times Herald ALLEGANY – Deer ticks carrying Lyme disease have been detected in Gargoyle Park, prompting Cattaraugus County health officials to mount a public-awareness campaign. Eric Wohlers, director of […]
Behind a table piled high with government manuals, forms, regulations and voluminous red tape, officials from Potter County’s government gathered Wednesday to make a statement that “enough is enough.” Inviting members of the media to an informal news conference at Potter County Human Services (PCHS) in Roulette, Commissioners Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel along with PCHS Administrator Jim Kockler were joined by PCHS directors. They launched a 35-minute attack on rigid bureaucratic restrictions and demands that eat up two valuable county resources – time and money. Commissioner Kefover organized Wednesday’s media event, which was supported by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. She said federal and state regulations may be well-intended, but the way they’re administered is flawed and counties’ burdens are rising as a result.