Greencastle council briefs

May 04, 2004|by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL

Street closure asked for Sidewalk Days

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce asked the Greencastle Borough Council Monday night to consider a street closing for the 37th annual Greencastle-Antrim Sidewalk Days scheduled for July 9 and 10.

Dana Given asked that South Carlisle Street be closed from the square to Franklin Street. While she said she was thrilled with the additional vendors last year, they also brought more people to the borough, which caused some safety concerns.

The street closure would allow vendors to set up in the middle of South Carlisle Street rather than on West Baltimore Street.

Ben Thomas, Antrim Township administrator, said that emergency vehicles use South Washington Street and U.S. 11 more than South Carlisle Street.


The request was turned over to the Public Safety Committee.

Resident frustrated over street parking

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Long-time borough resident Donald Kiser spoke to the Greencastle Borough Council Monday night about parking issues on North Jefferson Street.

"I've lived there for 44 years," Kiser said, "and three years ago I built a garage. People park too close to where I turn in. There should be three feet of yellow line on each side of the entrance."

He added that a box truck parks across the street from his entrance every night, making it even harder to turn in.

The council turned the request over to the Public Safety Committee.

Painting bid awarded for Borough Hall

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Borough Council voted 5-2 to accept a bid to paint the Borough Hall before Old Home Week.

The borough will pay $3,590 to Roger Tosten Painting of Greencastle. No bids were received for the painting of the town clock. The Public Facilities Committee will do a full evaluation of Borough Hall and the clock to see if other repairs are needed.

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