CURWENSVILLE – Citizens in Curwensville Borough were urged on Monday night to follow the proper procedures when lodging complaints against borough workers or contesting citations.
This came following a meeting in which a number of people arrived to seemingly air their complaints against part-time police officer Butch Auber. One citizen took the podium during public comment and stated that he had a complaint. He was asked if he filled out a complaint form, which he said he did, and displayed it to council. He was informed that complaints are then given to the borough secretary. The complaint then goes to the police chief. He and the mayor then discuss the complaint and address it. After being told that council would not address the complaints, about five citizens stood up, handed their complaints to the police chief, then left the meeting.
Another resident came to the meeting to protest a parking ticket. He stated that he has a loading/unloading zone sign in front of his business, parks there and frequently leaves his business for work purposes. Auber stated the the man received a ticket due to the fact that he was parked on the sidewalk, an infraction of the vehicle code. Auber stated that if the man wanted to contest the ticket, he would need to go before the magisterial district judge.