Vanderbilt plans walk-through of apartment building
Vanderbilt Council President Tom Sankovich said borough Solicitor Richard Husband is arranging a meeting for borough officials to do a walk-through of an apartment complex that has brought council numerous complaints.
The apartment building, formerly a hotel, is located at Main and Center streets in the borough. Sankovich said he has been told there are bats in the building.
“One of the tenants just told me that the entire top floor is nothing but bats, and that's a health issue,” Sankovich said. “I think that when we go, it would be a good idea if as many members of council that can join us, come along.”
Councilwoman Betty Keffer voiced concerns over a few areas in the borough that have blocked vision on streets because of shrubbery or bushes that are hanging over the roadways.
“The last thing that we want is to get someone killed,” Keffer said.
Keffer suggested the best way to rectify the situation would be to approach the homeowners.
“I really feel that it would be best to ask the people,” Keffer said. “Go to them first.”
Councilwoman Bonnie Ambrose said the sidewalks scheduled for repair along Main Street are finished.
“The sidewalks are done on Main Street, and they look nice,” Ambrose said, adding there is still a problem with people parking on the sidewalks, which is illegal. “There is no parking on the sidewalks anywhere,” she said. “I think perhaps, we should contact the state police and ask them when they are driving through if they could start ticketing those cars.”
The 911 location signs the borough is purchasing are still in the planning stages, with council deciding on color and style.
When the signs are completed, they will be available for pickup at the borough building.
Council also agreed to use money from the Miller endowment to cover the cost of a sidewalk that will be repaired on Walnut Street, which has been a safety hazard.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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