Irvona veterans to renovate monument|
Friday, September 6, 2013
By Terry Whetstone Staff Writer
IRVONA - The Irvona Veterans Memorial Group is slowly surging forward with renovating the existing monument, Mayor John "PJ" Patterson said at last night's regular monthly meeting.
Council president Margaret McCoy read a letter from Donna Morrison, president of the group, asking about the financial support the borough was going to contribute in the form of Marcellus shale money.
Council noted it has to account for where each cent is spent, so it will inform the group that it would be best to submit bills for work done or things purchased for the project and the money will be used that way.
Council received a letter from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clearfield County noting the group is looking to recruit BBBS from southern Clearfield County for its program.
The letter said anyone interested in being a big brother or sister to children in the Irvona/Coalport areas should contact BBBS at 765-2687, extensions 222 or 255.
The letter noted statistics show children do better in school and there is less of a chance they will become involved with drugs.
Patterson said Sept. 27 has been set aside as the fall clean-up with Irvona, Coalport and Glen Hope boroughs and Beccaria Township from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elderberry Park in Irvona.
Patterson said the spring cleanup was held at the park and it worked out great, as there was a lot of space there.
The following items will be accepted: televisions, computers, computer monitors, keyboards, fax machines, copiers and scanners, VCRs, DVDs, DVRs, portable music players, game consoles, cell phones, MP3 players, typewriters, speakers, digital cameras, refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, hot water tanks, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ovens and stoves.
They will not accept medical waste, radioactive waste, fire extinguishers, vacuum cleaners, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, thermostats, tractor/trailer tires or heavy equipment tires.
People can drop off up to two Freon metal appliances and there is no limit for the number of non-freon appliances dropped off.
Also, car and light truck tires will be accepted, however, each person is limited to four tires each.
Anyone with questions on items being accepted should contact their local municipality.
Council discussed an issue with drainage, as a drain is collecting runoff from a horse barn in the borough. The state Department of Environmental Protection is expected to assess the situationbe on Monday and see what needs to be done to correct the problem.
In other business, council:
• did not receive any requests from people wanting to sit on the Beccaria-Coalport-Irvona Municipal Authority Board. Council noted that anyone wishing to serve on the board should send a letter stating that to the borough.
• heard the inmates from the state Correctional Institute at Houtzdale will be working in the borough Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Patterson said they will be doing a lot of painting.
• was advised in the maintenance report that the stone wall along Hopkins Street was reinforced. Last month, council was advised the wall was weakening and needed repairs.
• heard the employees have been weed-eating and cold patching streets throughout the month.
• entered an executive session for legal matters. Upon return, council took no action and adjourned the meeting.