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Dawson mayor, CSX aim to repair railroad crossing at intersection

| Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:41 a.m.

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.

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