Clearfield Borough Council Hears Brief Update on Fair Grandstand

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough Council received a brief update on the grandstand at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds and an update on the Front Street project as well as some other informational items during the committee meeting Thursday.

Code Enforcement Officer Larry Mack reported that Richard Hughes of Hughes Engineering inspected the grandstand and submitted a report on the structure.

Mack said that it appears the building can be repaired, and in time for the Clearfield County Fair in 2020. He added that the report was also given to the fair and park board and they have been extremely cooperative during this process.

Next week Mack will meet with Hughes to go over the report, and he will have more information at next week’s meeting.

According to a previous GANT News report, the grandstand had been closed Aug. 20 and a notice was posted that the building was unsafe. However, no further information was forthcoming at that time.

Under public works, the committee voted to recommend approving a resolution to participate in the state Department of Transportation’s betterment program by contributing 25 percent of costs to relocate borough facilities within the Front Street project.

Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott elaborated, saying PennDOT is planning to completely rebuild Front Street next year and utilities, especially storm sewer lines, will be affected.

The waterline will also be affected by this construction project and PennDOT is seeking to sign a similar agreement with Clearfield Municipal Authority. Similar work is being planned for Woodland Road in the borough.

Also, regarding sewer and water lines, residents are reminded to mark where the inspection ports for sewer and water laterals are located on their properties.

Stott said recently there was a problem with a sewer line backing up into a home and it had been difficult to find the inspection point in order to then find the problem.

Some items that will be voted on next week include the schedule of the Halloween parade, trick-or-treat and the Christmas parade and tree lighting.

Also, the West Side United Methodist Church block party will be held Sept. 21 and among the many activities scheduled will be the borough police conducting fingerprinting for children.

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