CLEARFIELD – Residents of Clearfield Borough are asked to be aware of weather conditions and not only take care of their own properties, but to also help their neighbors and borough workers as well.
During Thursday’s council meeting, Mayor James Schell noted that while the forecasts vary, the borough will be in for measurable amounts of snow.
Residents and business owners need to remember to clear their sidewalks as soon as possible and also clean out fire hydrants and gas vents.
Additionally, parking in the borough can be a problem for snow plows. Schell said all residents should get their vehicles off the streets for the duration of the storm to allow for efficient plowing.
Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott echoed Schell and said that the mayor can call a snow emergency at eight inches and at that point, the borough can and will take needed measures to clear the streets. “Please find some place for your car,” she said.
Schell added that people need to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and handicapped.
Council also heard an update from the fire company regarding the statistics for 2018. Chief Todd Kling said there were 352 calls and 2,830 hours and 27 minutes spent on the calls, not including training, of which there were about 1,500 hours spent.
He added this doesn’t include time spent at the hall for social reasons or to hold meetings.
Kling noted that the calls were not all fires. There were rescues, special incidents, “good intent” calls, calls for hazardous conditions and more.
They are always looking for new members, both active and non-active, or support, members are needed. Kling said it is a good way for anyone to get involved with helping their community.
The council voted on several motions and approved:
- to close Locust Street from Front to Water streets on June 2 for Family Fun Day;
- gasoline and diesel bids from JJ Powell at a variable rate of $1.619 for gas and $2.079 for diesel;
- repairs to the Dodge 5500 dump truck for $1,313.70;
- to provide public notice for the closing of an alley off of Linden Street;
- to advertise openings on all boards and committees;
- appointing Stott as delegate and Barb Shaffner as alternate for the Clearfield County Tax Collection Committee and David Hoover and Tyler Brahosky as permanent part-time officers.