CURWENSVILLE – Fundraising efforts continue for a handicapped-inclusive playground in Curwensville.
At Monday’s meeting, the Curwensville Borough Council discussed the second phase of the inclusive playground equipment. The council received a donation in the amount of $5,400 from the “Komonczi Days” event. With this, and other donations, the council is preparing to begin purchasing the equipment for the next phase.
Council member Harriet Carfley said they are looking to secure a “Kaboom” grant to help fund the project as well.
Also, at the meeting, the council discussed letters of interest they have received from those interested in serving on the Vacant Property Review Board. The council received letters from Rhonda Carfley and Andrea Shaffer-Stewart, who expressed interest in serving as citizen members of the committee. The council voted to accept both citizens.
The council additionally appointed Council Member Keith Simcox and Secretary Theresa Bracken, along with Hildred Rowles, chairman of the Planning Commission.
The council then discussed applying for a grant for the Streetscape project. The borough is applying for the grant on behalf of the Curwensville Regional Development Corp. for improvements from Bloomington Avenue to Walnut Street.
In other business, the council voted to approve:
- Holding budget meetings every Tuesday at 6 p.m., beginning Aug. 3. The meetings will be open to the public.
- Putting an additional camera on the borough building to provide the police officers a view of the parking lot.
The council announced that demolition on the Thompson Street duplex will begin Aug. 4.