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FEMA Denies Brookville Generator Request

January 22, 2014- Judy Anthony
BROOKVILLE- At Tuesday night’s Brookville borough council meeting, the council learned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the borough’s grant application to purchase a generator large enough to service the Borough Complex in the event of an emergency.
In September, Borough Manager Chuck Gable worked with council member Steve Hoak, who also serves as the borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator, to submit a grant through FEMA’s Hazardous Mitigation to be used to purchase a generator. The grant application was denied because the generator purchase was not an eligible project. Hoak said he has been in contact with Congressman Glenn Thompson’s staff to see if the decision can be appealed. Brookville was one of only three municipalities in Pennsylvania to submit a grant application.

The council wants to again remind borough residents of their opportunity to attend a work session following the February fourth meeting. Councilwoman Clarinda Darr said Brookville’s assets are its people, while Steve Hoak said he is looking forward to engaging with the public. Councilwoman Karen Allgeier said she wants residents to bring their ideas, comments, and concerns to the meeting, and is looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say. The town hall style meeting will immediately follow the regular council meeting that night.

New Police Chief Jason Brown will be taking over his position on January twenty seventh. Following an executive session to discuss personnel, the council voted to approve the contract with Jason Brown, as amended by solicitor Jim Dennison, in regards to healthcare.

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