CLEARFIELD – The coordinator of a motorcycle dice run that will result in road closure came before Clearfield Borough Council to answer questions on Thursday night. The proposal calls for Daisy Street to be closed from Sansone Alley and East Fifth Street from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 30.
The issue was brought up during the last regular meeting when residents questioned insurance issues, whether there would be drinking outside, garbage clean-up and other issues.
Greg Hallstrom, owner of Buster’s and fair and park manager explained that his insurance covered his bar. Any accidents outside of that range would come under the individual homeowner’s insurance. Hallstrom said that he proposed the road closure to ensure that the motorcycles would be able to park on the road rather than on the sidewalk.
“This is not a block party,” said Hallstrom. “I’m looking for parking for motorcycles.”
He said that he would provide clean-up for the event, a part of Thrills in the Hills.
One neighbor, Sam Tulowitzki, asked if there would be motorcycles on the sidewalks. He explained that when motorcycles park outside of Buster’s they drive down the sidewalk past his residence. Hallstrom answered that there would be security there to ensure that motorcycles do not park on the sidewalk.
Hallstrom also said that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board did not allow for people to leave his establishment with open containers.
Hallstrom did question where the term “block party” came from in regard to the event. Members of Clearfield Borough Council did not inform Hallstrom during the meeting that the item was listed as a block party on their April 19 agenda.
After hearing from Hallstrom the public safety committee voted to place the item on the borough’s next regular meeting agenda.