Bolivar Borough cleanup date set
Cleanups, emergency plans and police volunteers were topics of discussion at the recent Bolivar Borough Council meeting. Concerns were raised regarding security and emergency help for the carnival taking place this summer.
“We need to have an emergency plan in place,” Bolivar resident Cora Jones said.
Mayor Tom Pickup said that police volunteers will be on hand for the carnival and Jones said that she would be glad to sit down and help with the details of the emergency plans.
“I'll work with you on it, Mayor,” Jones said.
A motion for a scheduled clean up day was passed and has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29. Council member Sue Bartow expressed appreciation to those who already helped with the clean-up on Route 259.
“We don't have much to offer the residents in Bolivar,” she said. “They look forward to clean up day.”
She also expressed the importance of council members being present to help on that day, which was meant with council agreement.
In other news:
• Bolivar resident Arch Dodson raised concerns about the amount of grant money being spent on hiring professional engineers for engineering projects, while inspectors for the projects do not have to be certified.
“As a taxpayer, I don't want to be responsible for something that isn't done right,” Dodson stated. Solicitor Jeff Miller assured that the county looks after any federal regulations regarding contractual issues.
• A motion was put forth and passed to hire John Speidel as new council treasurer.
• Bids for the storm sewer project were also discussed. Solicitor Miller offered to contact the engineering office for follow ups.
• Residents voiced concern regarding two vacant properties in need of repair. Council ensured they are working to contact the owners.
The next meeting will be held July 3.
Rebecca Ridinger is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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