By Alice Harris
Elizabeth Township Area EMS presented awards for its annual Safety Poster Contest at the May 22 Elizabeth Council Meeting.
The May 22 Elizabeth Borough Council meeting opened with Guest Jill Moorehead, representing the Elizabeth Township Area E.M.S., presenting trophies and certificates to the winners of the 2012 Safety Poster Contest. Winners are Skylar Swanson, Anna Resnik and Chris Guffy.
Elizabeth Poster Winners
Guest Mary Black again inquired about who owns the properties adjoining hers that are full of weeds. Solicitor McGrail explained the property owners are long deceased and their heirs have not yet been located. She also stated that a neighbor’s garbage is attracting rodents and that she is tired of these situations.
Guest Andy Miklos inquired if the Borough might go back to the police system that includes a chief and was told that nothing was known about this possibility. He also stated that he would help cut some of the weeds on the banks of Church Street if someone would clean them up, for which Council thanked him.
Guest Barry Johnson inquired about possible sewage water flowing from a tap pipe at Kendall and 7th streets. The homeowners are responsible for fixing it if the leak is in their pipe.
Guests Arnold and Virginia Hanley inquired about fixing the large crater that has developed at Bayard and Fifth streets. There are also two large holes by Duke Park and several near the old junior high school. To fix all of the holes in the Borough will require 80-90 tons of blacktop at $56-59 per ton. It was decided to prioritize according to which needs attention first.
Guest Bob Werner inquired why there is no longer a school guard at Church Street and why the school bus has to stop so many times in the morning. He was informed to contact the school district.
Guest Jerry LaFrankie inquired about the paving program, for which he said is no program at all, and also inquired about what is draining the budget and where the tax money is going. He also questioned the police department, how many shifts are covered, and why an officer didn’t return a call when his daughter’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by someone with an expired permit. He suggested publishing a “Police Blotter” in the newspapers, stating that there should be public knowledge of arrests, burglaries, DUIs, etc. occurring in the community.
Mayor Householder advised if anyone should see something suspicious going on in the Borough to please phone 911. He also complimented the Elizabeth Township Area E.M.S. for their national accreditation; only 117 EMS services in the US out of 15,000 have earned this status.
Marnie Marlow of Liberty Borough sent a card and donation to the Elizabeth Police Department in gratitude for the help of Officers Snelson and Mayerski when her car latch opened, spilling the vehicle’s contents onto the Elizabeth Bridge.
Debra Lugetic was approved as the new Elizabeth Borough Treasurer.
The 15-feet gate at Wylie Field is broken. Council approved purchasing up to 10 bags of Quick Crete to repair it.
Movie night at Duke Park will feature “Dolphin Tale” on August 10.
A pre-app for a CBDG grant was approved to pave Wylie Field recreation area; Maple Avenue continuation, Phase 2; and Fifth Avenue.
Pre-apps for demolition include: 701 South Second Street, pending legal clearances; the house opposite the Elks Club; and a residence in Pilfershire.
The Center Avenue property will be demolished in-house when an estimate is completed.
A motion for support of House Bill 1329 was approved, with Robin Miller voting “no.” Bill 1329 would raise the use of prevailing wage from jobs over $25,000 (where it is now) to $185,000 effective in 60 days, if passed.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:33