2018-09-13 / Front Page

Boro Hears Plan To Revive Main Street

Effort spearheaded by FCMC Foundation
By Cassidy Pittman

Chris Boryan, Fulton County Medical Center Foundation assistant, and local business woman Helen Overly attended McConnellsburg Borough Council’s September meeting last Wednesday evening to introduce Main Street McConnellsburg, a committee committed to the revitalization of the county’s ‘main street’ on Lincoln Way. After introductions, they briefly discussed holding a main street cleanup day, which would encourage members of the community to come out and spruce up the route in hopes of attracting more tourism and businesses. The council welcomed the idea and agreed to discuss it further once more details are made available.

Debbie Reed from the Fulton County Historical Society and Jason Carbaugh from Fulton Technology Solutions also met with the council to seek approval to install more security cameras that would benefit both the Fulton House and the Fulton County Historical Society Annex. Carbaugh explained that with the pre-existing routes laid out for previous cables, the installation would be easy. Reed also sought permission for the Historical Society to acquire its own Internet service for the security system. The council approved.

In other news the Grease, Steam & Rust Association was granted approval to put no-parking bags over parking meters along Route 30 from First Street to Third Street from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 for the annual Fall Folk Festival parade. Bulky Items Trash Day was approved for Sept. 15.

Correspondence was received from Denise Mellott, Ayr Township and Fulton County Municipalities Building Code Association (FCMBCA) secretary, regarding Ayr Township’s Resolution 2018-8-28 that dissolves FCMBCA effective Nov. 1. All member municipalities of FCMBCA, which includes the borough, must adopt a resolution of dissolution as well. Rick Buterbaugh was appointed by the council to execute any proper paperwork to complete the new resolution.

In old business, TMS Excavating’s bid for snow removal was accepted along with P&W’s bid. The two companies will share snow removal service for the borough.

During regular business, council approved August payments totaling $15,253.86. Revenue for the same period was $15,783.58, leaving a Sept. 1 balance of $23,322.80.

Borough Council members present at last week’s meeting were President Rick Buterbaugh, Pat Booth, Adam Gress, Travis Bard, Dave Washabaugh, Jim Smith, and secretary Jack Fields. Also present was Mayor Michael Chilcote, Helen Overly, Chris Boryan, Jason Carbaugh, and Debbie Reed.

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