Residents Reminded to Change Batteries in Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Fire Chief Todd Kling reminds residents that during the Daylight Savings Time clock change is also a good time to change batteries in smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. He also noted to residents who are using heat tapes for pipes and spouting, etc, that are not on a thermostat, to check that they’re turned off when no longer needed.

Kling reported that repairs have been completed on the fire company’s rescue truck, but he’s checking costs on repairs needed on the hydraulic swivel of the aerial truck. He said the aerial truck is in great shape for being 13 years old, and the swivel problem is due to general wear.

Kling said he is compiling quotes for annual maintenance of fire equipment and plans to have it established as a budgeted item on the borough’s annual budget.

Borough Manager Leslie Stott reported that remodeling repairs to the fire hall bathrooms and to the Third Ward Fire Hall are nearly complete.

Police Chief Vince McGinnis reported 380 incidents responded to for the police department for February, which, he said, is below average for the month.

McGinnis reminds drivers to watch for children who are playing outdoors with weather improving, and also reminds to adhere to speed limits for school zones.

The Borough Public Safety Committee approved to recommend the removal of parking meters and posting “no parking” signs on the corner of Cherry and South Second streets. Stott noted this proposal is based on potential traffic problems with the opening of the new CNB Bank building on Second Street and the drive-up teller that exits onto Cherry Street.

The committee also recommends placement of a handicap parking sign at 313 S. Fourth St. McGinnis confirmed that street handicap parking signs for residents are reviewed every six months. It was also noted that residents with driveways do not qualify for street handicap parking.

Street closure is recommended for approval for Clearfield Revitalization Corp.’s Bloom and Berry Bash on June 28, and street closure plus traffic control for the Clearfield County Fair Parade for July 28.

The borough’s Planning and Community Development Committee recommended to approve the use of the Third Street parking lot for Saturdays beginning May 10 for the “Downtown Park and Shop” and the “Save the Ritz” Farmer’s Market.

The Planning Committee also invites volunteers to participate in Downtown Beautification Day on May 17. Stott said volunteers will meet at the courthouse at 10 a.m. for group photos and project assignments. Volunteers are asked to bring their own garden tools.

Council adjourned for executive session to discuss personnel matters, with no action following.

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