During the March 11, Galeton Borough council meeting, Doug Droppa gave a report on the meeting with Stiffler, McGraw and Larson Design regarding the lake dredging project. Droppa said, the permitting process will take a year or more which means the dredging will not take place until winter of 2021-2022. Barring any setbacks, a winter date is what the engineers are aiming for as they are now drafting the scope of work. Approved dump sites for the silt and sludge need to be in order. A meeting with everyone involved in the planning process is going to be scheduled.
Borough secretary Andrea Caracciolo announced that a quote of $12,500 was received from Miller and Richard Masonry for repair and replacement of some of the sidewalk on Main Street. It was announced that the sidewalk committee would meet Tuesday to inspect the sidewalk and see if the section on Main Street needed replaced or just the necessary blocks need replaced at this time.
The council also discussed taking down the dead hickory trees on a property on East Main Street for safety reasons. Penelec and the county will be contacted as the trees are near Penelec lines and the property is the county’s not the borough’s.
A spring clean-up was also discussed. Details will be given once a date has been chosen.
Caracciolo also announced during the meeting that the borough did not receive the ARLE grant from PennDot for the battery backup for the traffic signal. Another grant request will be submitted in June.
The council discussed the condition of the Adams Street Extension and it was agreed that something needed to be done. The council agreed to look into the matter.