Everson officials plan to enforce curfew
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 6:36 a.m.
Everson council decided Monday night that the borough's curfew for youths under age 18 will soon be enforced.
The curfew states that any youth under age 18 cannot be out between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. during November through April and between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. from May through October.
“There is a lot of people out late at night and it's getting out-of-hand,” Councilman Chuck Leighty said. “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 told council that after discussing the possibility of Everson police officers covering Upper Tyrone, to monitor and ticket speeders, his recommendation was to pass on the township's request.
“I talked with them (police officers) 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 members 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 landscaping that might be added to the flag site.
Council discussed passing a resolution that would allow East Huntingdon Township to join the Westmoreland Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority.
Sherbondy asked borough solicitor Mark Rowan if 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.”
Joan Furlo asked council why a FACT (Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation) 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 Christner said her question was never posed to council before, but that she had a valid point.
“We'll look into it,” Christner said. “We'll make a phone call and see what we can do and how we can get started.”
Trick-or-treat in the borough will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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