Expanded drop-off lane at Ligonier Valley YMCA to relieve congestion
In addition to approving the expansion of a drop-off lane in front of the Ligonier Valley YMCA on Church Street, Ligonier officials said they want to crack down on those who park illegally along that street.
Ligonier Borough council members called the congestion that occurs twice daily in front of the Y “chaos.”
Some members were initially hesitant to approve the $18,000 project to extend the lane, which ultimately was approved unanimously.
“Personally, I think you get what you have under control before you get more,” Councilwoman Kim Shaffer said.
Councilman Bob Bell said he witnessed major congestion along Church Street on Thursday as buses tried to navigate through cars illegally parked in the drop-off lane and on the street.
He told Y staff attending the council meeting later that day: “Nothing could go up or down that street. I would like you people to get out and police that on your own, instead of relying on our police department to do it for you.”
Wright said lengthening the drop-off lane offers the best solution.
“We were asked to address the challenge of congestion. That's what we're trying to do here,” Wright said.
Councilman Tom Freeman said the extension of the lane would help to alleviate the congestion.
The Y “should be commended for bringing so many members and so many people into Ligonier,” he said. “It's a good project.” Wright said construction will start as soon as possible.
Council members also approved the resignation of Land Use Administrator Chick Cicconi. Merle Musick will take over those duties on July 4.
Cicconi has served the borough in various capacities, including two stints as land-use administrator and as a council member, mayor and zoning hearing board chairman.
Musick was appointed previously as the borough's building inspector.
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