Curwensville Borough Council Addresses Several Items

CURWENSVILLE – Monday’s Curwensville Borough Council meeting kicked off with a 40-minute executive session with the council’s solicitor, Ryan Sayers.

No direct reason was given for the executive session, but it was presumed to be for personnel. Once the executive session concluded, no action was taken.

Several other items were addressed by the council.

Rescue Hose and Ladder Co. has raised concerns about parking on Swoope Street. This has been a problem for the police and borough work crews as well.

Residents of Curwensville House have been parking on the street even though they have parking on site and there is not enough room for large vehicles to maneuver.

Council agreed to revise the parking ordinance to allow for no parking signs to be erected on both sides of the street.

Road crew chief Dennis Curry reported that an inspection was completed on Tanners Run and it went well. However, the inspectors could not comment on problems with the old Tanners Run project, especially where it runs under a building along Filbert Street, which currently houses The Stuff Store.

Secretary Autumn Norris reported that inspectors from the insurance company will need to come and look at it and determine responsibility.

Council also learned that Clearfield County Emergency Management is planning to switch to a new radio system in about three years. Police Chief Mark Kelly said the EMA suggested the cost for Curwensville could be between $5,000-8,000.

Mayor John Adams suggested the borough begin setting aside money each year to be prepared for the cost.

Council revisited a matter regarding a water drainage pipe running from one property across another to the street.

The property owner where the pipe crosses is concerned that the pipe is broken and creating a wet area in her back yard where heavy equipment will soon be crossing for a demolition project.

The property owner asked if council has made any progress in looking into the matter and was told that the borough solicitor advised it was up to her to take the neighbor to court.

After some additional discussion, Code Enforcement Officer and council member Tom Carfley said he would send paperwork he had from her attorney to council’s solicitor and they would get back to her soon.

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