Residents, Cut the Grass
of the Brookville Borough’s grass mowing ordinance may soon be seeing some
At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Zoning and Code Enforcement
Officer Emerson Turnbull has to go through a certain process with violators.
Currently, violators are given ten days after notification to cut the grass.
Turnbull said the last paragraph of the letter sent to violators says the
property owner will pay bill if the borough has to cut the grass. The council
voted to hire an insured lawn care service to cut violators’ grass and the bill
will be sent to the property owner. If the bill is not paid, a lien can be
placed against the property.
Chief Jason Brown said that an “Active Shooter Drill” was held at the
Brookville High School on Tuesday morning. The Brookville Volunteer Company,
Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, Jefferson County EMS,
Brookville Area School District, and all police departments within Jefferson
County except for Sykesville participated in the event. Chief Brown said the
exercise was successful and helped determine what works and what still needs to
be worked on.
were opened for the Hastings Street paving project. Borough Engineer Nichols
& Slagle developed the specifications for the project. Four bids were
received. The council voted to accept the low bid of Hager Paving of
Strattanville, pending review by the engineer. Hager’s bid for Base Bid A was $
97,700 and $ 52,340 for Base Bid B.