Sheetz representative Bob Franks and engineer Eric Banks attended the Sept. 18 Coudersport borough council meeting to review plans for a new Sheetz on Peet Street, where Costa’s Food Center currently is located.
The council and solicitor had the same letters from Peet Street residents the planning commission had received, stating their concerns about noise, lighting and home value decreasing with a Sheetz right across from their houses.
The council had a time extension to review the plans and a vote was tabled until the next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Representatives from Sheetz will be at the meeting. The council also requested the solicitor have a copy of the agreement Sheetz made with the residents who live on Peet Street.
Also during the next meeting will be a public hearing on the possibility of Sheetz selling alcohol. The business applied for a liquor license transfer, according to Bev Morris, borough manager. During the August council meeting, the board voted to have its solicitor look into the convenience store selling alcohol. Before this is decided, council will need to vote on Sheetz’s plan.
A public hearing will also be held on a new noise ordinance, which, if approved by council, will be sent to the Liquor Control Board for approval.
Trick or treat in the borough will be held from 6 p.m. until lights out on Thursday, Oct. 31. Trunk or treat will be held in the parking lot at the borough office from 5-6 p.m. that same night. Anyone who wants to set up is welcome to.
Mayor Andy Dubots was appointed the emergency management officer of the borough. Previously it was Shane Wilson, who died a few months ago. The position requires a lot of training, but Morris said Dubots would be great at it. In the past few years, the emergency management officer has only been called when there was a fuel spill, Morris said.
A meeting will be arranged between the properties and equipment committee and the Lions Club to discuss putting a ramp and observation deck on the rail car at the arboretum.
Morris said the gaga ball pit is finished at Mitchell Park and kids have been going there after school and seem to enjoy it.
“It’s been a great addition to Mitchell Park,” Morris said.