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Brookville council
July 17, 2013 John Pozza

BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night approved taking the first step in a long-overdue process to repair the borough's downtown street lighting. Initially, the borough will re-wire North Pickering, between Main and Jefferson , so that the borough's annual festivals can proceed, including the upcoming Community Days in August. Beyond that, the borough will have to deal with the costly project of replacing the entire electrical system on Main Street. Council recently discovered that much of the downtown electrical system is now substandard. When the existing street lights were installed several years ago they were wired with aluminum versus copper. This eventually led to regular outages, often leaving sections of the downtown completely in the dark.

In other business, borough Manager Chuck Gable said that until further notice, no swimming is permitted at the Dr. Walter Dick Park this summer. The DEP's ongoing fecal testing near the Northfork Dam continues to show high levels of Ecol i bacteria.

Council also approved a LERTA tax abatement request for Penn Separator's $300,000 expansion project. The firm plans to add a warehouse addition next to its existing plant on Pickering Street.


Council also is considering a proposal from Kids 'N Us Childcare to relocate its daycare on Route 36 north to the borough complex. Pending DPW certification requirements, the child care would like to expand its facility by using approximately 3,000 square feet of available space in the complex.



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