Improvements seen in Medic 10's response time
By Mark Hofmann
Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Last year, Mt. Pleasant Borough Council had received complaints about response times of Medic 10.
Within the past year, those issues were addressed and improvements have been made, council reported Monday.
“We corrected the ambulance response times,” said Council President Joseph Bauer, adding that Medic 10 is a valued resource to the borough.
Bauer said Medic 10's reputation has improved to such a degree that Westmoreland County Community College sent the borough a letter requesting to use Medic 10's services for student certification for medics.
The letter was handed to the borough solicitor for review and council passed a motion for WCCC to have two students in their law enforcement program be interns with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department after the solicitor reviews the paperwork.
There will also be an open house at Medic 10 for the public to meet the staff and see the equipment used on May 11 from noon to 3 p.m.
In other business:
• Borough Manager Jeff Landy said a company from Chicago will look at the mechanisms from the motor of the Town Clock and see if they can replace it and get the clock working again.
“It's been a roller coaster,” Landy said. “But we're seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.”
• Council interviewed interested candidates to fill the seat of Councilman Kevin McFeaters, who resigned last month after moving out of the borough.
Council named Jim Wojnar to fill the seat. He was also named the borough's parks and recreation chairman.
• Mayor Gerald Lucia said the candidate signs that are causing complaints throughout the borough are not borough signs.
• Lucia also announced a meeting for the Reality Tour to stop drug use will take place at the Rumbaugh Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. April 11.
• Council entered into a municipal cooperation agreement providing for the county to have inspectors from the Westmoreland County Department of Weights and Measures perform parking meter inspections.
• A community yard sale is tentatively set for May 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details will be announced.
• Bauer said he's looking into starting a homeowners' committee as an organization independent from the borough to help protect homeowners' property value.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or email@example.com.
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