|Brookville Council Takes Action against Illegal Dumping|
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
BROOKVILLE - Brookville council plans to step up enforcement of the illegal dumping of household garbage on Main Street. The green garbage containers in the downtown area have been overflowing of late. That's because people have been emptying large bags of household garbage into the containers, which is considered a theft of borough services. Superintendent Bob Receski said the practice has been getting worse, particularly in the area between Barnett and Pickering Streets. In addition to the prospect of increasing police patrols, Receski has narrowed the lid openings on the containers making it more difficult to dispose of larger items.
Meantime, council, through its solicitor, has cleared any potential legal hurdles in developing the former Depot Street rail spur off South White St. into a recreational trail. The borough has a right of way to the spur as it is still considered a borough street. Council Vice President Phil Hynes said council will hold an informational hearing prior to its next regular council meeting with interested property owners along the spur in order to provide input into the process. The one-mile corridor would provide direct access between the downtown area and the existing Redbank Rails to Trails providing a boost to local tourism.