Charleroi sets spring, summer cleaning
Charleroi Borough Council announced widespread plans Thursday for spring and summer cleaning.
Council called on residents to get involved in the effort.
Community service workers are planting flowers in planters throughout the borough and completing other jobs, as needed. The workers will begin to gather litter. Next week they will be trained to use a sidewalk vacuum.
Street sweeping will begin, and police officers will ticket vehicles parked in street sweeper zones.
Council asked residents to spruce up their properties in anticipation of the community clean-up days, scheduled April 26-27.
The code enforcement officer has begun to cite those with unkempt property.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be in the borough June 6 and 7 to complete a repaving project on Fallowfield Avenue from First through Seventh streets. While the work is conducted, Fallowfield Avenue will be closed during daylight hours.
Council agreed to hire the following summer workers: Steve Iacovino, Ian Whiten, Anthony Siwiak and Scott Mcafee.
The street department will plan projects for the temporary employees.
Mayor Nancy Ellis thanked the street department for its efforts over the winter.
“They did a great job,” she said.
The town clock will be out of operation for two weeks while it is being repaired by National Time of Missouri. The clock – a borough landmark – typically needs work every six to seven years, officials said.
In other news, council announced it will again take part in Student Government Day – April 19.
On that day, Charleroi Area High School seniors will take on the roles of borough leaders.
Among them, Ian Whiten will act as “fire chief” in place of his father, Chief Robert Whiten.
The event – sponsored by the American Legion, the Charleroi Area School District and the borough – provides practical knowledge about local government.
Students will attend a brunch, be “sworn in” to their respective positions, participate in a mock council meeting, and shadow borough leaders throughout the day.
The students will receive certificates for their efforts.
Miranda J. Startare is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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