Factoryville Borough Council members discuss parking, security at meeting

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com | July 19th, 2016 7:42 pm

FACTORYVILLE — Members of the borough council discussed the possibility of designating one spot in front of the post office as 15-minute parking area for post office business only during a meeting July 13. Solicitor Paul Litwin plans to research the matter before a final decision is made.

“There are complaints all the time,” Dalton police officer Scott Gaughan said.

After completion of a traffic flow study by Reilly Associates, Councilman Bill Edwards, Chair of Roads of Maintenance, suggested adopting no parking areas on the corners of Riverside Drive, Jackson Street and Church Street in the borough.

According to Buckbee, Christy Mathewson Park will be closed for several weeks while contractors connect play pockets.

Members of council voted to appoint Borough Manager Mary Ellen Buckbee as a temporary replacement on the Factoryville-Clinton Township Joint Municipal Park Board for a one-year period.

Mayor Gary Evans is exploring the possibility of purchasing new security cameras for the borough. He outlined three options: three cameras with the same digital video recorder and monitor they are currently using, internet capable cameras, or 16 cameras on the same system throughout the borough that can all be viewed from a central location.

Members of council plan to research the possibility of hiring a part-time worker to help with maintenance tasks in the borough, specifically gardening.

Members of council amended the grass height ordinance to authorize a borough employee to enter a property to cut the grass needs to be cut.

The next Factoyville Borough Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at borough hall, 161 College Ave.


By Robert Tomkavage


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