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Carrolltown Boro Council debates road repair plans Vol. 125 No. 20

USPS 044-380

By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

At the Carrolltown Borough Council meeting May 7, the council members discussed the upcoming paving projects planned for the summer. Councilman and street committee member Luke Baker said that Mike Bowser, the municipal services specialist for District 9, visited the borough to do some calculations and determine how much the roads they were planning to address would cost. Baker said he looked at St. Joseph Street, which the borough was planning to do a full mill and repair on, and a few

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other streets they planned to tar and chip including South Church Street and St. Mary Street. Baker said to stay within the borough’s price point, Bowser said it would be more effective to do a base repair and a partial mill on St. Joseph Street to level it. Baker said this would be a large project with over 450 square feet of base repair needed, as well as the work to tie in the road to connecting roads and the addition of stormwater box tie-ins. Baker said the borough hopes to bid their projects in two parts, one for paving and one SEE PLANS, PAGE 3A

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Bob Hood helps teach Aubrey and Logan Hood the finer points of fising at the Rembrandt Club’s annual kids fishing derby Saturday, May 12. Photo by Amber Stich.

NC council talks street sweeping, accepts councilman’s resignation

By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

At their May meeting, Northern Cambria Borough Council members discussed how they would sweep the streets this year after the borough’s street sweeper broke down again. After public input and concern for the number of times the sweeper has broken, the council decided that the 2007 Johnson Sweeper was too expensive to continue to repair. Instead, the council made and passed a motion to approve J.W. Fleming, Inc. to sweep designated streets in the borough at a cost of $3,100. Some residents asked if that amount was more expensive than repairing the current street sweeper, especially if they are going to sweep the streets multiple times this summer, which council president Don Ferguson said they would do. The council said that the sweeper was a money pit and was not worth continuing to fix, but they would not rule out the possibility to find a good sweeper at

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a reasonable price. In the meantime, public works superintendent Joe Woods said the borough crew has been trying to address the streets with their skid steer with a broom attachment. He said they have been running it during rainy days to clean streets and cut down on dust. He said the crew has been limited due to weather and other street projects. The council was presented with a motion to accept Vince Terrizzi Jr.’s resignation, dated May 2, as council member for Ward 2. Terrizzi is the second council member to resign this year, with Beth Buterbaugh resigning before him and being replaced by Lisa Tomallo Mays. The council accepted Terrizzi’s resignation with regret and Ferguson thanked him for the time and effort he put into the community. The council also made and passed a motion to advertise to accept applications for the now vacant Ward 2 position. SEE RESIGNATION, PAGE 8A

At the Rembrandt Club’s annual kids fishing derby held Saturday, May 12, Abbey Lowe and Quinn Hicks show off one of the fish they were able to catch. Photo by Amber Stich.

Hastings Sewer Auth. hears resident, discusses project

By Amber Stich of Mainline Newspapers

Hastings Sewer Authority members met May 9 for their regular meeting and addressed both resident concerns and some details of the upcoming sewer project. Residents Bob and Tonya Pellas visited the authority to ask about the placement of the sewer line and lateral on their property. They are building a new home soon and wanted to have the lines in place

for their new home and not their existing home. The authority members and the engineer said this should not be an issue as the engineer and contractor would work with the resident to ensure it is put in the appropriate place. Next, resident Ken Dubetsky addressed the authority members, saying he was frustrated with paying the base rate every month even though he is not using any water at his trailer. He said that since he has moved to his new residence, he has not used water at this building and he does not understand why he still has to pay the base rate. The authority members explained to Dubetsky that no matter how much water the cusSEE PROJECT, PAGE 2A

NCCS makes pet food donation

The Altoona Area Kennel Association brought their dogs to Northern Cambria Catholic School May 8 to do a presentation on dog breeds, performance, agility and obedience for the fourth-grade students. In return, the students brought in a donation for the Humane Society. Submitted photo.

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