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Council wants stored train cars moved from borough

| Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002

EVERSON - Everson Borough Council is looking into a way to keep train cars from being stored on tracks at the edge of the borough.

Council Monday night expressed concern for the safety of the cars being there.

"They are all around and there are all kinds of cars," said Councilman Martin Adobato. "There are box cars and tank cars. They are all supposed to be empty."

However, Mayor Tim Shoemaker said he doubted if the tank cars had been opened and cleaned.

Shoemaker said children were playing around the trains.

"I saw some kids crawling through under the cars the other day and they started to move the train. Luckily no one was hurt."

Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Siwula said he heard the cars were supposed to be moved to the yard at Youngwood.

"That was some time ago, but nothing has been done yet," he said.

"I get an awful lot of calls from people complaining about the cars," said Shoemaker.

Siwula said he had talked to some railroad officials and they pointed out the rail lines were private property and anyone crossing them is trespassing.

It was noted that Scottdale had enacted an ordinance prohibiting storing the cars in the borough. Solicitor Richard Bower said he would contact Scottdale Borough Manager Barry Whoric to see how this had been handled.

In other business, Councilman Eric Christner said he had not yet been able to obtain a dumpster for the fall cleanup. Christner said he had contacted the garbage hauling contractor, but there had been a question on the matter. He said he had not been able to make contact again to get the question settled.

Christner said the cleanup dates will be announced when ready.

Council set 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 as Trick-or-Treat day.

Shoemaker announced that centennial books would be going to press Nov. 1. They will be available to the public Dec. 7, he said.

Elby is a reporter for the Tribune-Review.

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