Curwensville Borough Is Seeking a Compost Site

CURWENSVILLE – Wanted: One compost site for the residents of Curwensville.

At Monday’s meeting, the Curwensville Borough Council discussed potential locations for a compost site to store leaves collected from throughout the borough.

Council member Harriet Carfley said because the borough received a leaf-vacuum truck from Lawrence Township, they are in need of a place to compost the leaves once they are collected.

Carfley said Lawrence Township had purchased the leaf-vac through a grant. The grant specified that the leaf-vac could not be sold, it must be donated. When Lawrence Township received a new leaf-vac, they donated their old one to the borough.

However, because the borough took the leaf-vac, they must abide by the same rules. Carfley said the rules of the grant specify that the borough must have a compost site for the leaves.

Carfley said the borough has inquired into land near the old Tannery, but the price was too high. She said the borough has been discussing the possibility of leasing land to use for the site, as well as discussing an agreement with Lawrence Township to use the township’s compost site.

Carfley said the borough was hoping to have compost ready for the residents to use during spring gardening, but the land could not be secured. She said the borough will continue to investigate possible locations for the site.

In other business, the council voted to approve:

  • the resignation of David Rose from the Planning Commission.
  • purchasing two air conditioners for the borough office and the council meeting room at a cost of $375 each. Council member Tom Carfley voted against the motion.
  • completing the County Aid application.
  • allowing Tess Bloom to hold yoga classes at Irvin Park.
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