Dawson council reminds residents to clear sidewalks
Dawson Borough Council reminded residents this week that they are responsible for the upkeep of the sidewalks in front of their property.
The issue started when Councilman Robert Bibby received a complaint from a resident alleging a PennDOT snowplow struck and damaged a curb near the resident's house. PennDOT didn't think a snowplow caused the damage and wasn't liable for it, a representative said.
Bibby wanted to do a cleanup of Main Street and have the borough worker take time from his maximum 20-hour work week. The borough worker worked 10 hours the previous week, but also worked 45 hours the week before because of snow removal.
“It doesn't have to be done at one time,” Bibby said.
While having Main Street cleaned by the borough worker sounded like a good idea, solicitor Richard Husband said the ordinance states that care of the sidewalks was the property owner's responsibility.
Councilman John Nudo didn't understand and thought Bibby wanted to increase the borough worker's hours. That lead to another argument over the employee keeping a more complete log including time in/time out, mileage recorded, gas purchases and what duties were done during a workday. The current log had only the date and what duties were done.
Council didn't vote on the matter, but talked about discussing it at another meeting.
Mayor Carol Capella announced that a Tri-Town Community Crime Watch has been established and officers will meet for a special meeting in the next week or two.
Public meetings will be quarterly and switch between Vanderbilt and Dawson.
Capella said there will be flyers posted around the towns concerning the next meeting.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- WCVI owner: Building not that bad
- Geibel announces homecoming court
- York Avenue Bridge could remain 1 lane for 3-5 years
- Car, bike show to outfit South Connellsville police
- Project Talent fills Connellsville community center with creepy things
- Uniontown man to stand trial on drug, gun charges
- ‘Zombieville’ rises again for Connellsville 5K race
- Falcons to host ‘Kitty Cat Game’
- Tangled Up in Brew beer festival returns to Connellsville
- Apple Dumpling Festival planned at Connellsville Presbyterian Church
- Connellsville to crown homecoming queen Oct. 3