Mayor's Corner

Mike Jacobs 

388 Lunen Street

Johnstown, PA 15902




Greetings Lorain Borough Residents:

On February 9th and 10th councilmen Michael Hammers, John Wolfe, John Chanda and I attended a training session, “Boot Camp for Newly Elected and Current Officials” at the Holiday Inn Express in Richland.  This was a 2-day session to learn more about the borough and its role in state government. 

This training session was excellently presented.  I found it to be very helpful and informative for not only newly elected borough officials but also for officials who have been serving on council.  It was an awesome opportunity for me as the newly elected borough mayor to get a better understanding of how borough council is expected to perform their duties.  It was also a great opportunity for us to meet other elected officials from surrounding communities such as Rockwood, Ebensburg, New Florence, Ligonier Valley and Ashville.  This training session was well attended. 

In the coming months I will be going around the borough checking for violations of the borough’s nuisance ordinance as well as other borough laws and will be taking action in enforcing those laws.  I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome newly appointed councilman John Chanda as well as councilman Mike Kuharcik who was elected in the fall election.