2017-07-13 / Front Page

Boro Conducts Routine Business

Resolves parking meter request
By Jean Snyder

McConnellsburg Borough Council members conducted routine business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening and resolved a parking request from St. Stephen Catholic Church.

In previous months, discussion has been held regarding a request from St. Stephen’s to remove a parking meter on the south side of Lincoln Way just north of the Third Street intersection. According to church officials, vehicles parked in that space obstruct vision for those exiting the church parking lot just east of the space. Council declined to remove the meter but did offer to move it to the west a short distance to help with the problem. Council asked that the church share 50 percent of the cost of moving the meter. The church declined and this month asked if council would consider moving the spot to the east a few feet using the painted lines with the understanding that the meter would remain in its present spot. Council agreed to repaint the lines to move the space.

Council also discussed a letter from a Pittsburgh engineering firm representing AutoZone. AutoZone has purchased the former Richards Chrysler garage and plans to open a store there. The letter addressed whether or not the borough will continue to accept stormwater runoff from the property, and council had no objection since it has always managed the runoff.

Council approved a parade permit for Grease, Steam and Rust for the annual Fall Folk Festival parade in October. A request from the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. (MVFC) to hold a fireworks display on Saturday, August 5, in conjunction with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s annual convention to be hosted by MVFC was also approved. The fireworks will be set off across the street from the firehall in the school field near the post office on Maple Street.

During regular business, council authorized borough secretary Jack Fields to order cold pack mix for street repair, to order postage-paid envelopes and to proceed to register with Costars to explore purchase of a new dump truck. Fields also announced that crosswalks will be painted prior to the start of the new school year.

Regular business

During regular business, council approved payment of bills in the amount of $106,811.86. Revenue for the same period was $104,007.75. Checks were written for $121,349.76, and the July 1 balance was $55,811.80.

Council members present included Rick Buterbaugh, Travis Bard, Pat Frazier, Pat Booth, Jim Smith and Mayor Mike Chilcote.

Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton House. The next meeting is scheduled for August 2, 2017.

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