Clearfield Borough Council Approves Paving List

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Borough Council reviewed paving projects last night as recommended by the Street Department and approved the list for bid.

Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott said Community Development Block Grant funds will be used for some of the proposed paving projects. Streets under CDBG funding include High Street to the borough line and onto Byers and Daisy streets from 10th to 14th streets.

Council discussed paving on Daisy Street with the planned project to correct flow issues with Stinky Run where it crosses Daisy Street. It was agreed the block involved would have scratch coat paving for this summer rather than full paving that’ll be torn up with the drainage project. The Daisy Street project will include stormwater control on 12th and 13th streets.

Paving projects funded through Liquid Fuels funds include Williams, West Fourth and Church streets (between Second and Third streets) and Healey Avenue (between Market and Cherry streets). Tar-and-chip projects include West Hill, Orchard and Martin streets and Krebs Avenue.

Councilman James Kling asked about including Van Valeza Avenue in the proposed paving projects, pointing out the ponding of stormwater behind the Ritz Theater. Stott said she’ll check with CNB Bank, which had agreed to pave a portion of Van Valeza Avenue, as related to its new addition. Council agreed to add paving Van Valeza Avenue from Market to Cherry streets to tie into the CNB paving segment.

Engineer Todd Banks and Stott reported meeting with PennDOT about state road issues in the borough. Stott said traffic issues involving the CVS Pharmacy intersection were discussed. She said PennDOT agreed to add signage but didn’t feel changing traffic flow would be feasible, considering it’s been changed for more than two years. PennDOT noted there haven’t been any problems with accidents since traffic flow was changed when the new CVS opened.

Stott reported PennDOT is working on a major paving project for Woodland Road with Safety and Stormwater Management funds through the state. However, planning will take about three years and in the interim, PennDOT will do “Band-Aid repairs” on Woodland Road for this year, with two-inch milling and paving.

Banks said the paving on Woodland Road will begin in July. Council discussed using the millings from the Woodland Road project to repair other alleys.

Council also approved to:

  • replace parking meters on Pine Street near the Clearfield Historical Society.
  • purchase three bullet-proof vests for the police department, costing $2,856. Half of the cost is expected to be reimbursed through a grant.
  • amend a borough ordinance regarding fines for parking meter violations.  The change is to fine one dollar for the first hour, $3 for the second hour and $5 for every subsequent hour that a vehicle is in violation.
  • award bid for lawn care services to Pine Grove Nursery.
  • accept the resignation of Susan Williams from the Borough Zoning Hearing Board and to appoint Mary Anne Jackson and Sue Warrick to the same.
  •  release budgeted funds to the Clearfield Lawrence Township Joint Airport Authority.
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