CLEARFIELD – Residents were reminded about upcoming events and procedures during Thursday night’s committee meetings of the Clearfield Borough Council, according to Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott. This morning, she reported that:
Police Chief Vincent McGinnis reminded residents not to park on the sidewalks. He requested that council have Solicitor F. Cortez “Chip” Bell III review a possible boot ordinance for repeated parking offenders.
McGinnis also reminded residents that the Pumpkin Walk/Run 5K and Fall Festival will be held Saturday on Market, Locust and Third streets. He asked residents to be respectful and patient with traffic in downtown Clearfield during the race and festival.
Fire Chief Todd Kling reminded residents to check their safety devices at home, such as carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. He reported that the fire trucks had undergone their pump test last week and there are some minor repairs needed for two of the trucks. They are waiting for the quote for fixing the minor repairs.
Stott said council reviewed a request for a loading and unloading sign to be placed in front of the new Main Won restaurant on North Second Street. It was determined that they would remove the sign in front of the old Main Won restaurant and put a meter head there. The Locust Street sign will also be removed, and there will be a new sign placed on North Second Street at the corner of Locust Street in the first parking spot.
Engineer Todd Banks reported that the Dorey Street paving was completed. It was also addressed that the Stinky Run ditch line between Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township needs to be reviewed.
Street Department Head Steve Biancuzzo informed residents that the street department, municipal authority and Lawrence Township are smoke testing. He also said they are out with the leaf vacuum cleaning up.
Stott said it was recommended to send four street employees to PA One Call Training in Altoona and Clarion, and Biancuzzo and Howard Gallaher will be attending an excavating class in Ridgway.
She said the committee also opened bids for paving materials and snow removal. The borough received four proposals from local companies to assist with snow removal when the crew can’t handle the snow.
She said the camera truck repairs, shared with Lawrence Township and the municipal authority, which had been tabled, were paid for by the insurance company. She said a bill was received from Lawrence Township for one-third of the damages, and because it was an accident the insurance covered the repairs.
Code Enforcement Officer Larry Mack advised residents not to rake leaves into the street, as it is causing problems with the storm sewers and drains.
Stott also told council that she had completed about 90 percent of the preliminary budget numbers.
She said residents were also reminded that Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be the Halloween Parade hosted by the Kiwanis at the Driving Park and Wednesday, Oct. 31, will be Trick-or-Treat night in the borough from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Those interested in having trick-or-treaters should leave their lights on.