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Bookville Residents, Cut the Grass

June 18, 2014
BROOKVILLE- Violators of the Brookville Borough’s grass mowing ordinance may soon be seeing some hefty fees.
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.

Police 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.

Bids 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.

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