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Mack passes code officer test
Friday, January 11, 2013
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
Clearfield Borough Code Enforcement Officer Larry Mack has passed his Building Code Officer test, reported borough operations manager Leslie Stott at council's committee meetings last night.
Stott said Mack passed the test last month and is a certified BCO pending the $50 certification fee.
Last fall, two council members, Tim Winters and Patricia Kavelak, questioned Mack's continued employment as code officer since he failed to receive his certification after being hired three years ago.
However, council reaffirmed his hiring but made it conditional that he receive his International Building Code certification within a year and rejected Winter's motion to have Mack terminated.
Winters and Kavelak also accused Mack of improperly administering the Uniform Construction Code but he was cleared of any wrongdoing by the state Department of Labor and Industry last month following an investigation.
Despite receiving his BCO, Mack still is required to receive his IBC certification, Stott said.
In other business:
• the Public Works Committee voted to recommend the purchase of four Tazers from Officer's Supply for $6,178 and to sell the old Tazers to another law enforcement agency for $2,000.
• council recommended approval of the request to place a handicapped-accessible parking space on Market Street in front of the former state store. The store will be the location of Rep. Tom Sankey's new office.
• the Personnel Committee recommended Stott be appointed as delegate to the Clearfield County Tax Collection Committee and Barbara Shaffner as alternate.
• council accepted the resignation of Rebecca Dotts as part-time secretary and will advertise for her replacement, and will advertise for a part-time police officer.
• the finance committee recommended releasing the $1,000 budgeted to the CRC for the borough's membership dues and the release of all state grant monies received for the CRC.
• Mack reminded residents not to push snow out onto the roadways when clearing driveways and sidewalks. The borough is also reminding residents to take their old Christmas trees to one of the compost sites on Mann Road and 21st Street and not leave them on the curb.
Councilman Fred Wisor also complained that people are parking on the sidewalk along Cemetery Road forcing pedestrians to walk on the roadway causing a safety hazard. Chief Vincent McGinnis said the department has been writing tickets for these offenses.
Council members Wade Cowder and Kavelak were absent.
• borough engineer Todd Banks reported the preliminary design of the Stinky Run flood control project has been delayed three months to complete test borings underneath the rail yard.
However, Banks said construction is still scheduled to begin in 2014.
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