Headlines for October 5, 2015

Borough hires new full-time police officer
Written by David Schaef

A new full-time police officer has been hired by the Borough of Linesville, the action taken at a special meeting of the Borough Council held Tuesday, September 29.

The 6 p.m. meeting lasted until 7:28 p.m. with council members Mike Heaney, Kevin McGrath, Rodney Kovisto, Tom Deighton, and Laura Deal present. Absent were Randy Uplinger and Holly Miller.

Also in attendance were Mayor Barry Chapin and Police Chief Rob Johnson.

The need for the hiring came as a result of the resignation of full time officer Josh Meador, the resignation effective September 30.

He will be available for a time as certain cases are processed through court.

Johnson indicated he and Mayor Chapin went through applications on file and interviewed two possible candidates, both of whom have ties to the Linesville area - Doug Farley and Andrew Thompson as they attended and/or graduated from Linesville High School.

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Sidewalk updates will affect 16 Conneaut Lake boro properties
Written by Roseanne Staab

Conneaut Lake Borough Council held the September Work Session with Council members Bill Eldridge, Penny Monahan, Chairman Dick Holabaugh and Mayor Timothy Kaider in attendance. Councilmen Billy Paris, John Chuey, Dwight Stallard and Mike Krepps were absent. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there was 1 citizen present.

Since Work Sessions are informal, there was no Pledge to the American Flag, nor is a quorum necessary; votes and decisions are not permitted by Council.

The issue of acoustics remains an ongoing problem at the Town Hall, making it difficult to hear what Council is discussing.

Chairman Holabaugh opened the session with an update from the CLCDC regarding the downtown beautification project for the Borough of Conneaut Lake.

Councilman Bill Eldridge took the floor, beginning with a recent meeting between the CLCDC and PennDOT. The meeting discussed certain changes to take place on Water Street. Items such as utilities, ADA compliant access to businesses, street and traffic lighting and rights-of-ways regarding property downtown were all reviewed.

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Springboro council discusses water service hook up fees, sets Trick, Treat hours
Written by David Schaef

Springboro Council members at the September meeting of borough council - Bill Garlick, Wally Hyde, Mike Furdiga, Mike Weber and Jim Glaspy - discussed setting water service hookup fees to any new customers hooking into the system as suggested by Clint Prince who puts in the services.

Glaspy suggested a charge per linear foot, the other possibility a set fee.

No action was taken but council was urged to think about the matter

The repair project involving the road up the hill from the main stop signs in the borough was discussed with bids to be opened in October and work not started until April of 2016.

Damages from a storm in 2013 led to the project being considered and completed and will involve road, curb and sidewalk issues.

The resignation of auditor Sandra Rice was accepted as she is moving from the borough. Persons interested in being an auditor can contact the borough office or a council member.

Council expressed concern over the Young property along North Main Street with Glaspy saying he would contact the borough’s enforcement officer for action. Several complaints have been received about the property, it was said.

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