Everson officials plan to enforce curfew
Everson Borough Council decided Monday night that the borough' curfew for youths under the age of 18 is soon going to be enforced.
The curfew states that any youth of that age can not be out between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the months of November through April and the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the months of May through October.
“There is a lot of people out late at night and it's getting out of hand,” Councilman Chuck Leighty said of the youths on the streets of the borough. “We have to do something now before it gets any worse. You see kids out at 1:30 in the morning. It's ridiculous.”
Leighty also reported to council that after discussing the possibility of Everson police officers covering Upper Tyrone township to monitor and ticket speeders with police officials, that his recommendation was to pass on the request from the township for police coverage.
“I talked with them about going into Upper Tyrone to help with their speeding and they recommended that we let it go and not get involved,” Leighty said. “It's too much liability and we would be better off staying away from it.”
Councilman George Sherbondy told council that he erected a new flag pole in Centennial Park at no cost to the borough.
“I took care of everything,” Sherbondy said. “I have wanted to put one up there and it was what I wanted. It was of no cost to the borough whatsoever.”
Sherbondy said he would now like council input on any addition landscaping that might be added to the flag site.
Council discussed the passing of a resolution that would approve East Huntingdon Township to join the Westmoreland Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority.
Sherbondy asked borough solicitor Mark Rowan if their joining the authority would be beneficial to Everson.
“I think it's a good deal for Everson,” Rowan said. “It's going to be beneficial. It's going to create a larger system that will serve a larger population.”
Resident Joan Furlo asked council why a FACT bus did not come to Everson.
“I see people cross the bridge to go into Scottdale to get the Westmoreland Transit bus that then takes them to the store, but they can only carry a few bags back,” Furlo said. “The FACT bus goes to other small towns, such as Republic and Grindstone. Why can't it come here?”
Council Vice President Eric Christener said her question was one that was never posed to council, but that she had a valid point.
“We'll look into it,” Christener said. “We'll make a phone call and see what we can do and how we can get started.”
The borough trick or treat will be held from 2 to 4 on Sunday.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.