Dawson mayor, CSX aim to repair railroad crossing at intersection
Dawson Mayor Sandra Newell says she has contacted CSX about the railroad crossing at the intersection of Railroad and Laughlin streets.
The condition of the crossing has caused damage to train cars and vehicles.
“I talked to them about checking the crossing,” Newell said, adding that it must get approval from the state to close the crossing for repairs.
“We will have to put up signs two weeks before to let people know that it will be closed. It will be shut down for three to four days.”
In other business this week, council:
• Agreed to review a proposed contract with Angels of Mercy for dog control in the borough. Solicitor Richard Husband suggested that council contact other municipalities using the group.
“Find out who they currently provide services for,” Husband said.
• Asked that borough residents clean their properties of garbage, debris and tires.
“We'd like to see borough residents clean up in front and along their properties,” council President Patty Lint said. “We've had lots of snow and bad weather, but it's time to clean up.”
• Agreed to extend burning days to three for May cleanup. Residents now can burn from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the weeks of May 5 and May 12.
• Announced the Tri-Town Area Historical Society annual homecoming celebration will be held June 5, June 7 and 8. The auction scheduled for June 5 and town celebration on June 7-8.
Volunteers are needed to help with the events. A prince and princess event is new.
For information, call 724-529-1026.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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.
- New Frazier superintendent’s main goal: Focus on the students
- Community Field Day fundraiser planned at East Park in Connellsville
- ‘Trigger clause’ in ordinance unnecessary, says Connellsville’s health board
- Final ‘Wednesdays at West Overton’ to feature Bullskin woman
- Connellsville tech center names homecoming queen
- Robber threatens employee at Subway in Uniontown Mall
- Connellsville’s Mozart Music Club to celebrate 95th anniversary
- Dawson native Leonard finishes season with Braves’ AAA affiliate
- Connellsville area’s weather into December could be mixed bag
- Volunteer program circles around poverty problem in Connellsville
- Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville, pastor retires after 31 years