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Brookville Light Up Night

September 18, 2013- Judy Anthony
BROOKVILLE- Brookville’s annual Light Up Night has a become a popular event over the past few years, but this year’s routine request for street closures from the committee who organizes the festivities was a cause for discussion at Tuesday night’s borough council meeting.

Clarinda Darr, a member of the Light Up Night Committee, attended the meeting to ask the council to close Pickering Street from Main Street to Jefferson Street so that a large tent can be erected. Darr also asked that Main Street be closed from the Presbyterian Church to past the Jefferson County Courthouse during the parade.
 
Following the parade, Main Street would reopen from the Presbyterian Church to Barnett Street. Borough Manager Chuck Gable said the borough’s insurance carrier, Saint Marys Insurance, is requesting a more formal permit application process for street closures. Councilman Dave Ferringer questioned the length of the closures, which includes “bagging” parking meters with “No Parking” signs.
 
After discussion, the council voted to allow the Light Up Night committee to start “bagging” the meters at 5:30 PM, and have cars off the street by 6:00 PM, and to close Pickering Street from Main Street to Jefferson Street, and to close Main Street from Barnett Street to Pickering Street. The council’s Community Resource Committee will work with the Light Up Night Committee in acquiring permits and permission for the closures. As in years past, Light Up Night will be held on Black Friday, which this year falls on November 29.

The council entered into an executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss a personnel matter. After more than a half hour in the closed door session, the council took no action and voted to adjourn the meeting.

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