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No More Light Up Night Committee

July 2, 2014- John Pozza
BROOKVILLE- Brookville’s Light Up Night Committee officially dissolved as a committee at last night’s council meeting. Council approved placing the committee under the borough last year. At the time, it was done so that the event would be covered under the borough’s insurance policy. However issues later arose as to whether council should have any control over Light Up Night, suggesting it was a responsibility best left in the private sector. In dissolving, the committee left the borough with a check for $1,200 from fundraising, as well as all the Christmas lights and Santa’s portable workshop displayed during the holiday season on Main St. There are reportedly two unnamed community groups that have expressed interest in taking over the event.

In other business, council approved the site plan for the new Dollar General Store on Allegheny Boulevard. Timothy Wineman of Penn Tech Ventures, the site developer, presented council with a project update. Dollar General plans to eventually close its downtown store on Main Street and build a larger store at the site of the former Exxon gas station property near the corner of Allegheny and Waterford Pike. The new store will provide expanded offerings, including a larger grocery section, and employ nearly double the staff of the existing store.

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