BLOSSBURG — Council here heard a request from a White Street resident to have repairs made.
Sharon Manikowski asked council at the March 11 meeting to make repairs to the road, which is used by trucks accessing the Northern tier solid Waste Authority landfill.
Manikowski said the street is a “mud fest” and was supposed to be repaired in 2019.
Borough Manager George Lloyd said the project got “shortchanged” last year when weather did not cooperate. There is a plan to start repairs earlier this year.
In response to a question from Manikowski about adding fill to an area where a water main broke, Lloyd said that additional material would be added once the area settled.
Jane Taber spoke to council about the Canyon Music Festival at Island Park on July 25. She is holding the festival in memory of her son, Dennis Gee, who organized the event in 2019 but died in October.
She is hoping to raise funds for a scholarship in memory of Gee.
Council did approve holding the event in the park, along with three additional events: the Coal Festival 5K on May 23, a walk to benefit the Multiple Dystrophy Association on June 27 and the 150 Run on Nov. 14.
In other business, council:
Learned VIBE is working on a welcome sign, art classes, the May 2 yard sale and welcome packets for new residents.
The borough is working on securing a line of credit and interim funding for for the water plant rebuild. Council also adopted an extension to extend the Blossburg Municipal Authority’s time of existence to 2070. That will allow the authority to cover the 40-year loan needed for the project. The project is expected to go to bid this spring.