Lawrenceville residents were without water Monday.
At the July 6 meeting, council learned the community water would be shut off July 13 in connection with PennDOT’s project on Cowanesque Street. Council members were unsure when the water would be off, but anticipated it would be off at least six hours.
Affected residents would be notified by letter and it was expected that SWIFT 911 would be utilized as a reminder.
The borough also shut off water to those residents who have outstanding bills.
Council will add the monthly report from the Lawrence ville Ambulance Association to the council agenda at the request of the association. The ambulance association is moving to State Route 287 after it was displaced by fire a year ago.
Council members agreed to purchase a fence topper for the borough ball field at a cost of $689.95.
Tentatively, council set Sept. 11 and 12 for the annual Mile Long Sale and Sept. 19 for the fall cleanup day. The PennDOT construction project and COVID-19 delayed the normal July sale.
To be able to enforce the parking in the borough, council will replace “No Parking” signs once they determine how many are needed, probably 25-30.
Council is still seeking keys to the police car from Mayor Bobby Scott and council President Michael Kirwin. The transfer has been requested since November 2019. The borough contracts with Lawrence Township for police services and no longer uses the police vehicle. Council woman Kathryn Helgemo will assist with the transfer before the next council meeting.
Council tabled action on naming a single person to manage the purchases for the water and sewer facility after an attempt to name Gordon Chilson as that person failed. Council voted 2-2- to name Chilson, with Chilson abstaining. The mayor did not attend the meeting and therefore could not break the tie.
A second attempt to name Mansel O’ Dell also failed, with one in favor and three opposed and O’Dell abstaining. Council will review the matter at the next meeting.
Council agreed to close a project account at the Citizens & Northern Bank. The account holds $4,923.61 and has been dormant since 2016. The funds will be transferred to the general fund.
Complaints were received about feral cats in the community, tall bushes, an overgrown lawn, fireworks being discharged, and questions about the mowing of the Tioga levee.
The next meeting of the Lawrenceville borough council is set for 7 p.m. July 21.