Boro Council Sets Spring Cleanup Day
McConnellsburg Borough Council members set Friday, April 5 for their spring cleanup day this year. Borough citizens are reminded to place items curbside on Thursday evening for pickup on Friday morning. The cleanup day coincides with cleanup days in Ayr and Todd townships for Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, when bulky items may be taken to those township buildings between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Also during the 30-minute regular meeting held last Wednesday evening, council members discussed the demise of the pole light in front of the Fulton House. It was hit and destroyed by a motorist last month. The lights that were purchased and placed in the borough years ago can no longer be purchased, so council voted to table the matter until summer when they talk about replacing the sidewalk. They may then decide to replace both of the lights in order to have them match.
Council also briefly discussed the need to at least do “patching” on some of the borough’s streets this summer. Streets discussed that either need patching or replaced were North Street west from Third Street to Second Street (Route 522) and portions of North Fourth Street. The discussion also included an update from borough secretary Jack Fields on liquid fuel funds available for the work. In a related matter, Fields told council members that the borough will receive $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to continue with curb cut-outs. Another CDBG request to put a public bathroom in the Fulton House was denied, but Fields was told that it will be put on the three-year plan. Fields had requested $100,000 for the project.
Mayor Mike Chilcote asked permission to close a portion of East Maple Street near the firehall for a drawing to be held in front of the firehall on June 1. The request was granted.
Chilcote also informed council that a two-hour in-service will be held at the fire company to form a safety committee that will meet regularly. Forming the committee to look at safety issues will save 5 percent on the workers’ compensation bill, according to Chilcote.
During regular business, council members approved payment of February bills in the amount of $7,424.48. Revenue for the same period was $41,599.42. Checks were written for $46,027.45, and the March 1 balance was $38,124.52.
Council members present were Travis Bard, David Washabaugh, Mack Shaffer, Rick Buterbaugh, Pat Booth and Mayor Mike Chilcote.
Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton House in McConnellsburg.