By Ken Askew
The phrase “just pave what you paved before” was heard repeatedly at the September 7, 2010 Council meeting in New Eagle.
Several residents of 3rd Avenue were fed up with waiting for their street to be re-paved after the water company had dug a ditch the entire length of the street, and only backfilled it with coarse stone. They cited the paving jobs on 2nd and 4th Avenues as the standard for the job they want done on 3rd Avenue.
Council President Jack Fine and Councilman Archie Caseber had taken measurements of what needed to be paved, and planned to do as much as could be done with the limited funds available. However, the residents disagreed with the plans. To resolve their differences, Fine and Caseber agreed to accompany the residents to 3rd Avenue at the conclusion of the meeting to possibly re-evaluate the plan for re-paving. Mayor Glenn Petticord was also involved, as he had complained to the water company about their tardiness in performing the paving.
In other business:
• A “Yes” vote was voiced to approve an ordinance to amend Article 3 regarding junkyards and junk dealers.
• Bids for the next three years of garbage collection were received, but Council rejected them due to a technicality, and instead authorized a re-bid process, to be done before the next Council meeting.
• A brief discussion ensued about whether or not to submit an application for a Local Share distribution from casino revenues. Based on a failure to receive any grants from their applications for the previous two years, Council was skeptical of trying again.
• The gate at the Borough garage has been damaged by a snowplow blade and needs to be replaced. Bids were received for larger gates--a 17’ gate for $5,042, and a 20’ gate for $3,586. A decision was postponed pending a funding review and determination that there is enough open space to accommodate a 20’ gate.
Last Updated on Sunday, 03 October 2010 16:48