Johnstown Senior Center receives $52,829 competitive state grant

(May 15, 2024)

This award was one of 45 competitive grant awards for Senior Community Centers throughout 26 counties within the commonwealth. The grant funding is appropriated by the General Assembly with proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Read more

 

Burns to host annual Senior Fair Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works

(May 14, 2024)

State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, will host his annual Senior Fair for Cambria County’s senior citizens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., Johnstown. Read more

 

Burns: $25,000 grant awarded West Hills Regional Fire Department

(May 13, 2024)

“I went to their annual banquet and talked to the chief and several members about their needs, and we were able to get them this grant,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “As a result, they will be able to do their jobs more efficiently – and more safely.” Read more

 

Burns commends Johnstown officials who scuttled JHA request

(May 09, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said the votes to deny a Johnstown Housing Authority request cast by Mayor Frank Janakovic, Deputy Mayor Michael Capriotti and Councilwoman Marie Mock mean the city will not be a co-applicant on the JHA’s application for a $500,000 federal planning grant. Read more

 

Burns: Johnstown leaders should reconsider pricey Central Park redo

(May 09, 2024)

EBENSBURG, May 9 – Noting that removing residential blight, building a new police/fire station and bringing a grocery store downtown are far more impactful projects, state Rep. Frank Burns wants Johnstown City Council to reconsider spending $6 million to $8 million to completely redesign Central Park. Read more

 

Burns: $50,000 state grant delivered for repairing Brownstown VFC building

(May 09, 2024)

“They contacted our office for help to repair their building,” Burns said, “And we got them what was needed to prevent further water damage.” Read more

 

Burns: $100,000 grant to mitigate Nanty Glo Borough flooding

(May 08, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said he pursued state help for the 2,500-person borough to address an immediate problem, but also as part of a long-range upgrade plan. Read more

 

Burns: $47,200 grant for Cambria Twp. VFC to buy new EMS vehicle

(May 06, 2024)

“I had a meeting in Colver with several members of the fire company and when they showed me the condition of their emergency vehicle, I knew we didn’t have much time to waste,” Burns said. “Their vehicle was having serious electrical issues and would randomly stall out and shut down. Read more

 

Burns: $20,850 grant buys tasers for West Hills Regional Police Dept.

(May 02, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, began working to acquire the tasers with former police Chief Ed Fisher, meeting to discuss the severity of need and then devising a plan that successfully secured Harrisburg funding. Read more

 

Burns: Imhoff resignation is telling

(Apr 30, 2024)

Another piece on the Johnstown elites’ chess board is on the move, with other moves certain to follow, with the unexpected resignation of city manager Ethan Imhoff, who turned in his resignation 27 months after being handed the job – and just three months after being awarded a second two-year contract with a yearly salary increase to $137,500. Read more

 

Letter to PUC re: First Energy proposed rate increase

(Apr 29, 2024)

Letter to PUC re: proposed rate hike by FirstEnergy Read more

 

Letter to PUC re: First Energy proposed rate increase

(Apr 29, 2024)

Letter to PUC opposing the proposed rate hikes by FirstEnergy, which would increase rates for Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn customers. Read more

 

Burns announces more than $1.2 million in safety, security grant funding for area schools

(Apr 26, 2024)

“No child should have to worry about their safety at school, nor should parents have to worry about their kid’s safety either,” Burns said. “Schools should be places of learning where students can be free to achieve their full potentials. I’ve fought in the past for funding for our schools, and I am committed to continuing to do so.” Read more

 

Burns opposes proposed Peoples Gas increase

(Apr 25, 2024)

“This rate hike would unfairly strap a financial burden on residents who can least afford to pay it,” Burns wrote. “In my district, many residents are older and on fixed incomes, or struggle generally to make ends meet. Even before surging inflation rates over the last two years hiked the price of everyday goods, Johnstown was labeled the poorest small city in Pennsylvania. My constituents simply cannot bear a rate increase of this magnitude.” Read more

 

Burns votes for transparency in campaign spending

(Apr 18, 2024)

“I’m all for the public’s right to know,” Burns said. “That’s why I’ve been fighting Vision 2025, the Johnstown Housing Authority and others – to ensure the public knows what’s happening in their community so they can have their say. This is no different. Read more

 

Burns: ‘Regular contact’ with Nanty Glo officials yields $75K grant

(Apr 15, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, and Councilmember Diane Holby credit a free-flowing and attentive working relationship with creating the dynamic that identified and solved the borough’s problem. Read more

 

Burns: $13,000 state grant helps nonprofit that feeds hundreds

(Apr 12, 2024)

“If our ceiling fell down, that would be a devastating blow, because we wouldn’t have anywhere to keep our food supplies,” Lehman said. “I sent Frank an email on his state website on Nov. 20…I reached out to Frank and said, ‘Is there anything we can do here?’ Read more

 

Burns’ offices collecting pet food donations in April

(Apr 12, 2024)

Those interested in donating non-perishable food items may drop off their items at either of Burns’ offices: 535 Fairfield Ave. in Johnstown and 123 W. High St. in Ebensburg during regular business hours. Read more

 

Burns bill to increase pool of mortuary inspector candidates passes House

(Apr 11, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 11 – The state Senate has received a bill introduced by state Rep. Frank Burns that would help ensure that funeral homes in the state are operating safely and according to state law. Read more

 

Burns gets Upper Yoder VFC $10K grant for firefighter safety needs

(Apr 11, 2024)

Burns puts his role succinctly: “While at the event, members of the fire company approached me about funding for various equipment they were hoping to obtain. I then went to work to make it happen.” Read more

 

Johnstown Senior Center receives $52,829 competitive state grant
May 15, 2024

Burns to host annual Senior Fair Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works
May 14, 2024

Burns: $25,000 grant awarded West Hills Regional Fire Department
May 13, 2024

Burns commends Johnstown officials who scuttled JHA request
May 09, 2024

Burns: Johnstown leaders should reconsider pricey Central Park redo
May 09, 2024

Burns: $50,000 state grant delivered for repairing Brownstown VFC building
May 09, 2024

Burns: $100,000 grant to mitigate Nanty Glo Borough flooding
May 08, 2024

Burns: $47,200 grant for Cambria Twp. VFC to buy new EMS vehicle
May 06, 2024

Burns: $20,850 grant buys tasers for West Hills Regional Police Dept.
May 02, 2024

Burns: Imhoff resignation is telling
Apr 30, 2024

Letter to PUC re: First Energy proposed rate increase
Apr 29, 2024

Letter to PUC re: First Energy proposed rate increase
Apr 29, 2024

Burns announces more than $1.2 million in safety, security grant funding for area schools
Apr 26, 2024

Burns opposes proposed Peoples Gas increase
Apr 25, 2024

Burns votes for transparency in campaign spending
Apr 18, 2024

Burns: ‘Regular contact’ with Nanty Glo officials yields $75K grant
Apr 15, 2024

Burns: $13,000 state grant helps nonprofit that feeds hundreds
Apr 12, 2024

Burns’ offices collecting pet food donations in April
Apr 12, 2024

Burns bill to increase pool of mortuary inspector candidates passes House
Apr 11, 2024

Burns gets Upper Yoder VFC $10K grant for firefighter safety needs
Apr 11, 2024