Mt. Pleasant's Penn Theater building coming down
Mt. Pleasant council was informed on Monday night by Borough Manager Jeff Landy that the old Penn Theater building is now being demolished and plans for the new park are moving along.
“They said it should be completely down in about two weeks,” Landy said. “Once they get it down and filled in, then all we have to do is wait on the money for the park outlet. I hope to see it completed by the end of September.”
The summer arts and craft program will be moved back to Frick Park, beginning on Monday. The program is held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and has been held for the past few weeks in Satcho Park. Lack of attendance prompted the move.
Council President Joe Bauer said vandals are again able to enter Satcho Park through a small gap, even though a high fence was erected.
“I'd like to get some quotes on putting a pole there, possibly,” Bauer said.
Landy reported that the motor ordered to fix the Town Clock is not going to be installed. The mechanic for the project said it is not the correct motor.
“Even though this is the motor that the company said would work, the guy doing the installation said he is not going to be able to install the motor,” Landy said, “so we have to start all over.”
Landy said they are going to look into a new motor or possibly research having the old motor fixed.
“This has been a roller-coaster ride with this clock,” Landy said. “But we are going to plug along.”
Council announced that one of the borough's full-time police officers will be at every televised meeting, giving a report on drug activity and arrests.
“This is something that will be effective next meeting,” Bauer said.
Landy said that he and Mayor Gerald Lucia recently met with Mt. Pleasant Township supervisors about Deerfield Drive, which is in the borough and the township.
Since only a small part of the road is on borough property, council voted to give the road rights to the township, which plans to formally adopt the road for plowing, salting and maintenance purposes.
Council reminded residents that the Firemen's Street Fair will be held from June 24 to 28, and the Community Yard Sale will start at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer for the Daily Courier.
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