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The borough of Kane (Population: 3,384) is located on the Allegheny Plateau in northwestern Pennsylvania at roughly 2,000 feet above sea level. This full-service community includes a hospital, an elementary, middle, and high school, and two supermarkets. 

US Route 6 passes through Kane and intersects with State Route 66. Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of forested acres, the area is known for its natural beauty in all seasons. Kane is known for cold winters and comfortable summers. 

Nearby attractions include: 

  • Allegheny National Forest – Pennsylvania’s only national forest, totaling over 500,000 acres. 
  • Kinzua Dam 
  • Kinzua Bridge State Park
  • Outdoor recreation opportunities – Hiking, biking, skiing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, boating, ATV riding, and snowmobiling
  • Kane Country Club 18 Hole Public Golf Course

Come see what Civil War General, Thomas Kane, loved about the area to make him start a community here. You will not be disappointed!

A message from the Mayor

Welcome to the Height of the Alleghenies! Whether you are checking us out for the first time, a returning visitor, a proud alum, or a current resident, we are excited you’ve stopped by our site. We’ve been busy and are excited to share our progress and growth. Whether you are looking for great places to eat, entertaining nightlife, unique shopping experiences, a variety of faith and strive organizations, an active arts community, a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities or a relaxing evening under the stars, our active and attractive community offers something for everyone! So please, make yourself at home and enjoy our charming piece of the Commonwealth.

 

Borough news updates

Kane Borough is accepting Letters of Interest for an immediate opening on Borough Council.  Interested persons must be a Kane Borough resident (for at least one year), at least 18 years of age and a registered voter.  Letters of Interest, including a brief paragraph of how you would be an asset to the council, will be accepted at the Kane Borough Building, 112 Bayard Street, Kane, PA 16735 or email to office@kaneboro.com thru March 7th.  Those who submit letters must be able to attend the Borough Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th.

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The Borough of Kane is seeking applicants for the position of full-time Police Officer. We are looking for a dedicated Police Officer to join our team to serve and protect members of the public and their properties, prevent crime and improve citizens’ quality of life. 

The Kane Borough Police Department operates 24/7/365 and is integral to our active, growing community.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Possess current Act 120 certification
  • Successfully pass a background check
  •  Pass a basic knowledge test
  • Pass a basic physical & fitness test

Benefits include competitive salary, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance with vacation and
sick pay.

Applications can be obtained in person at the Kane Borough office at 112 Bayard St. during normal business hours or by emailing kane.civil.service@gmail.com.  Upon review, selected applicants will receive information concerning knowledge and fitness test dates and times, along with required physical exam and background check information

Staff Directory

Don Payne

Borough Manager:

814-837-9240 Ext 1 112 Bayard St., Kane, PA

Carrie Klaiber

 Office Manager/Asst. Borough Manager:

814-837-9240 Ext 2112 Bayard St., Kane, PA

LAURA McDONALD

Treasurer: 

814-837-9240 Ext 3 112 Bayard St., Kane, PA

Mick O’Rourke

Street Department Manager:

814-837-6110 60 Poplar St, Kane, PA

Bill Cook

Assistant Street Department Manager:

60 Poplar St, Kane, PA

Council Directory

Mayor:

Brandon “Brandy” Schimp

Council President:

Tom Kase

Council Vice-president:

Jack Zelina

Council Member:

Gary Schul

Council Member:

Melanie Clabaugh

Council Member:

Kelle Bari

Council Member:

Sam Cummings, Jr. 

Council Member:

Jerry Milliron

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Police Department

  • Chief: Heath Boyer
  • Department: 3 full-time officers, several part-time officers
  • Contact: 814-837-6440
  • For emergencies, please call 911
  • Kane provides 24-hour service and protection to its citizens.
  • Curfew Sunday – Thursday is 10PM – 6AM, Friday and Saturday are 11:30PM – 6AM

It shall be unlawful for any minor to remain in or upon any public place or any establishment between these times. Exceptions to this law shall apply if any minor has in his/her possession a permission letter from a parent or legal guardian certifying that the minor has permission to be in a public place or places at which the minor may be, the times and date permitted at such places and the reason for the minor’s activity. In the case of employment, this letter may be from the employer. In cases of a school, church, or community activity, the letter may be from an authorized representative of the organization sponsoring the activity.

Fire Department

  • Fire Chief – Matt Bressler
  • 1st Asst. Fire Chief – Daryl Snyder
  • 2nd Asst. Fire Chief – Andrew Schreckengost
  • 3rd Asst. Fire Chief – Mike Detsch
  • President – Justin Menteer
  • Vice President – Mike Detsch
  • Treasurer – Randy Gullifer
  • Secretary – Dan Boyer
  • P:  (814) 837-8090
  • 50 Poplar Street
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Borough of Kane Parks System

The Kane Parks Commission was established in August  2015 and is committed to implementing recommendations for changes in policy and infrastructure and for short-term projects. The Kane Parks Commission works with the Kane Boro, citizens, local businesses, community organizations, and non-profits.

The Kane Parks System incorporates three tracts of land, which today house Evergreen, Glenwood, and Southover Parks. The parks system also includes Dawson Street Mini Park and the Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate / Bike Park.

Alcohol is prohibited in the Kane Parks System. Dogs are not permitted in any Kane Park.

Hours: The Kane Park System is open to the public from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Kane Borough Parks

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Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate/Bike Park

The Eli McCloskey Memorial Skate/Bike Park is located within Glenwood Park. Kane resident Mick Petruney was instrumental in bringing new life to the original skate park that had been shut down due to safety concerns, giving area youth a safer place to ride and skate. The park’s rehabilitation was funded through grants and donations from area residents.

The park is named in honor of Elijah “Eli” McCloskey, a Kane native and a Pittsburgh resident who passed away at the age of 27. He was an avid BMX rider, and his stunts were inspirational to aspiring riders and skaters alike.

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Evergreen Enchanted Playland

Evergreen Park is a 19-acre park between Birch and Chestnut streets and Park Avenue. The park has two pavilions, the Evergreen Enchanted Playland, and courts for basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball. The Milton Craven Disc Golf Course is also available for visitors to use. The pavilions may be reserved for functions by contacting the borough office at 814-837-9240. Otherwise, they may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Street parking is available around the park.

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Glenwood

Glenwood Park is a 45-acre park located along Hacker Street (SR 321 north). This park includes the Pat Santilli Memorial Baseball Field, two soccer fields, a playground, and a basketball court. Parking is available in the designated parking area or along SR 321.

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Southover Park

Southover Park is a 35-acre park located along South Fraley Street (SR 66). This park includes a memorial for Kane Borough Police Officer Steve Jerman, who was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Feb. 20, 1999. This park is wooded and is used as an outdoor classroom for the nearby Kane Elementary/Middle Schools. Parking is available in an area adjacent to SR 66.

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Dawson Street Mini Park

This small, triangular park is bordered by Dawson and Chase streets and Kinzua Avenue. It features a basketball court and swings. Street parking is available.

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Knox & Kane Trailhead

Situated along US Route 6 in Kane, this 3.99 acre acquisition in October 2017 allowed the Borough to begin developing a trailhead connecting the Knox Kane Rail Trail to Kane’s businesses, parks, and schools. For trail users, visitors and local residents alike, this development has been at the forefront of regional community and economic development plans and conversations. Trails connect our most valuable assets – nature and communities.

For Residents

Resident Information and Requests

All forms must be submitted directly to the Borough Office

Sanitation

These companies offer sanitation services in the borough:

Alternate Side Parking

Where on-street parking is permitted, you must be parked facing in the direction of traffic flow except during Alternate-Side Parking, which is from October 15th through April 15th.  During Alternate-Side Parking, parking is permitted on only one side of the street, as posted on the signs on each street. Vehicles can be moved between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., during which time, vehicles are permitted on both sides. 

(Chapter 242 Vehicles and Traffic, Article VII) 

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Funding Opportunities

McKean County offers grant opportunities for improvements within the county.
For more information, visit these resources:

Council Meetings

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