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There seems to be some life returning to the City of Connellsville.

Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, recently touted all the good things happening in our town. Among them: Several new businesses have opened or are planning to open on the city's West Side, and plans for the new hotel also are moving along.

There are good things happening on the East Side as well. Crowds are coming downtown on the weekends for the city's farmers markets and the popular Lions Square weekly concert series. The new railroad display and canteen also are receiving good reviews as is the Friends of the Carnegie Free Library's Cafe Carnegie.

And we know there are other good things happening — all because the residents of Connellsville care.

Now, we'd like to see city council get on the same page.

Our new council has many obstacles facing it. And some are well known. Let's face it: Our town could use a face-lift in many areas.

But council seems to be at a standstill. An ordinance that would deal with some issues involving blighted properties has been bounced around for several months. It's been introduced, discussed, changes suggested, changes made and tabled.

We understand that council has concerns. But at some point a decision has to be made.

There are other issues demanding our council's attention. Let's at least move ahead on one issue.

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